Morning Jolt: Sanders done in Indy?

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Sanders done in Indy?

At his best, Bob Sanders had the game to be one of the NFL's most electrifying players. He was Ronnie Lott and Steve Atwater in this ridiculous, 5-foot-nothing, 200-plus-pound package of muscles, roaming the field like a guided missile with a nasty disposition. When he hit somebody, he didn't leave remember-me hits, because a lot of guys couldn't remember their own names and phone numbers after he dropped the bomb on them. He was The Eraser, not just erasing mistakes, but erasing memories, like a computer virus. ... And now: It's very likely Sanders has played his last down as an Indianapolis Colt. (Indianapolis Star)Comment

Jets say Haynesworth not great fit

Albert Haynesworth in green and white? Don't expect the New York Jets' brass to panic over Tuesday's loss of Kris Jenkins, speed-dial the 703 area code, and inquire about the price of doing business with the Redskins in a potential deal for Albert Haynesworth. That's not to say the Jets won't explore some veteran options at nose tackle -- although 3-4 nose tackles are hard to find at any time of the year, much less a week into the season -- but the likelihood they'll look into Haynesworth is remote. So said a Jets official on Tuesday afternoon. "Anything is possible," the respected New York management official told The Sports Xchange. "But I wouldn't hold my breath [on Haynesworth]. It's not a great fit." (

Gardenhire manager of the year?

While he is very likely in the discussion, some believe he's a lock. There's little doubt that the Twins' Ron Gardenhire will be named the American League's manager of the year. Gardenhire, who also can expect a contract extension after the season, has finished runner-up three times in manager of year voting, including the past two years. (Pioneer Press)Comment

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  • 1969 -- Cardinals pitcher Steve Carlton fans 19 batters against the Mets to establish a new major league mark for strikeouts in a single game.
  • 1973 -- Ohio State's Archie Griffin gets his first of a record 31 consecutive 100-yard rushing games.