Morning Jolt: Yankees say no more 'Joba rules'

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Wednesday, February 10

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Yankees: No more 'Joba Rules'

The training wheels are officially off Joba Chamberlain, the "Joba Rules" just a slogan rather than a strict plan to limit the Yankee pitcher's innings. But the absence of those guidelines does not mean that Chamberlain is a cinch to be the Yanks' fifth starter this season. The Yankees will round out their rotation after a spring competition, according to their pitching coach, Dave Eiland. (New York Daily News)Comment

Pac-10 considering expansion?

Pac-10 Conference commissioner Larry Scott talked about possibly adding teams to the conference. "To me, the logic if the Pac-10 is going to think about expanding, now is our window," Scott said. "The reason being if you're going to consider a reconstruction of the conference, there's a value proposition associated with that. Given that we're about to have negotiations regarding our media rights, it makes sense that if you're going to do it, to do it when you can monetize it." Scott said there have been "no serious discussions" with any schools. (Los Angeles Times)Comment

Knicks working on McGrady trade

Donnie Walsh acknowledged last night it will be nearly impossible for the Knicks to clear more 2010 cap space by the Feb. 18 trade deadline. Walsh is trying to make a deal in the next eight days -- with acquiring a point guard and Houston's exiled Tracy McGrady their chief priorities. Walsh -- who won't go to All-Star weekend, feeling he can get more trade work done in New York -- said the chance of clearing more 2010 cap room by trading Jared Jeffries does not look good. Walsh said if a deal is made, it's likely going to an exchange of expiring contracts. (New York Post)Comment

Must-See Photo

St. Louis' Andy McDonald reaches for the puck as Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom skates up the ice during the third period Tuesday night. The Blues won 4-3 in a shootout. (AP)

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SI Vault: More Peggy Fleming

This Day in Sports

  • 1920 -- Major League Baseball outlaws the spitball.
  • 1968 -- Peggy Fleming wins an Olympic gold medal in figure skating, the United States' only first-place finish at the Grenoble Games.
  • 1998 -- The U.S. men's national team delivers a monumental upset of Brazil, 1-0, in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals.