Morning Jolt: Does Jeter deserve a raise?

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Tuesday, October 5

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Jeter worth $5 million a year?

Derek Jeter will undoubtedly earn more than his statistics might suggest. If you put blinders to the mystique and aura, how much value is there for a 36-year-old free-agent shortstop who delivers a .270 average, 10 homers, 67 RBIs and solid but unspectacular defense? "Twelve million dollars over two years, maybe $10 million over two," one former GM said. "But I think he'll probably get a lot more than that." ... Jeter has all the rings, all the legendary moments and 3,000 hits on the horizon. So even now he may be looking for a raise, not a cut, from his 10-year, $189 million contract. (

Fisher has no issue with his 'dirty' D

A day after Kyle Orton called them "cheap," Josh McDaniels and Jeff Fisher traded barbs about where the Titans stood on a scale between aggressive and dirty. "There's a way to play tough and physical without being excessive and playing dirty after the snap," McDaniels said. "There's a lot of teams in this league that play like that. Tough and physical but also within the rules." Titans Coach Jeff Fisher had a different opinion on Monday. "We play aggressive -- we don't play cheap," Fisher said. "If there's things after the whistle or during the play, players are fined for them. But we're not a cheap football team. ... I'd like to see them play harder, play more aggressive." (The Tennessean)Comment

Tevez and Mancini in halftime row

Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez had a blazing row with manager Roberto Mancini during halftime of City's 2-1 win over Newcastle. Tevez got into a heated debate with the manager after Mancini overheard the Argentine international making a derogatory comment in Spanish about the team's tactics as they entered the dressing room. Mancini challenged Tevez and the two exchanged words face to face, threatening to substitute him, before other backroom staff members intervened to calm the situation. (Daily Mirror)Comment

Must-See Photo

Rough night for the Fish: Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne's pass is batted down by Jermaine Cunningham of the Patriots during New England's 41-14 rout at Sun Life Field in Miami on Monday night. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Must-See Video

SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL beats the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-3, in the first game played by an NHL team in Russia since September 1990.

Game To Watch

Troy vs. Middle Tennessee, 8 pm ET, ESPN2

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This Day in Sports

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  • 1947 -- Al Gionfriddo of the Brooklyn Dodgers makes his famous catch of a Joe DiMaggio drive in Game 6 of the World Series
  • 1969 -- Tom Dempsey of the Saints kicks a then-NFL record 55-yard goal
  • 1982 -- The New Jersey Devils play their first NHL game, tying the Penguins 3-3 at home