Wednesday, October 20
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As Jerry Jones spoke Sunday night, he said he is no longer optimistic. On Tuesday, everything was a little brighter. "We're being dominant in our fronts in many cases. Dominant. And you win the game usually when you are playing that well," Jones said. "We took the tape apart yesterday and looked at the play of every player, looked at his effort, looked at the things that we're doing and those usually win ballgames. If you keep putting that foot in front of the other, I believe in these guys, I believe in the coaching staff, I believe in Wade Phillips. I believe we can turn this thing around. While it's going against us we can make all the things happen that we wanted to do this year." (Dallas Morning News)Comment
Jerry West used to be the Grizzlies' president of basketball operations. He served Memphis in that role for five years, ending in 2007. Quibble if you will about West's personnel moves but he undoubtedly made the Grizzlies relevant mainly because he orchestrated the best of times in team history. But is there anything you would have done differently? "Oh gosh, yes. The year we drafted Drew Gooden. He has been in the league a long time. But we could have had Amar'e Stoudemire. He would have added some cache and star power to this team. It's not that Drew is a bad player but Stoudemire is a star. We didn't look at him the way we should have," West said. (Memphis Commercial Appeal)Comment
The Boston Red Sox, in the final phase of a decade-long makeover of Fenway Park, have begun off-season improvements designed to bring a high-definition, statistics-laden video experience to the oldest ballpark in the major leagues. Three new video boards, one measuring 38 feet high by 100 feet wide, will replace two existing boards above the outfield and offer vivid replays, player data, and game-specific information that fans can expect while watching the ballgame in their living rooms, officials said. (Boston Globe)Comment
Minnesota's Brad Staubitz (right) and Vancouver's Rick Rypien mixed it up on Tuesday night. The Wild won the game 6-2. (Getty Images)
This gymnast's ball-handling skills put Chris Paul to shame.
Game To Watch
ALCS Game 5: Rangers at Yankees, 4:07 p.m. ET, TBS
- Texas Rangers
- New York Yankees
SI Vault: Julius Erving
This Day in Sports
- 1947 -- Radio rights for the World Series sell for $475,000 for three years.
- 1976 -- New York Nets sell Julius "Dr. J" Erving to Philadelphia 76ers.
- 1992 - First World Series game outside of U.S.: Toronto beats Atlanta.
- 1996 -- Braves' Andruw Jones is youngest player to homer in the World Series at age 19.