Monday, November 1
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The head of team turmoil is wrestling with how to shake the downward spiral. [Jerry] Jones has never made a coaching change during the season and pointed that out again. But as he spoke of "not in any way" wanting to make a change in one breath, he spoke of his history of making hard decisions, decisions that would kill him, in the next. ... "What we do here is very fragile. I don't think there is anybody in the world who would doubt that I'm willing to do something hard. I'm willing to do something that doesn't feel good to me. This isn't about that." (The Dallas Morning News)Comment
While some predicted it would be the case, Michael Beasley went ahead and stated it over the weekend. Before [Saturday night's 109-89 loss to Memphis], the board was filled with a checklist of items to remind Wolves players of their responsibilities. Whatever game plan Wolves coach Kurt Rambis had intended was never executed, prompting claims from Rambis of a lack of professionalism in his players and an alarming assessment from a frustrated Michael Beasley. "I feel like everything we've been working on since training camp went out the window tonight," Beasley said. "As of right now, we're the worst team in the NBA." (Pioneer Press)Comment
In the wake of a controversial call to bench Donovan McNabb, the Redskins coaching staff may have revealed something telling. Here's the dirty little secret the Redskins have been concealing as well as they can, until the fed-up Shanahan clan just couldn't take it anymore Sunday afternoon: They don't yet trust Donovan McNabb to run this offense. In the aftermath of Washington's annual Motown meltdown, they may never. Neither My-Way Mike nor Quality-Control Kyle (the heir apparent to the coaching throne in, oh, three years) have complete confidence the future Hall-of-Famer they traded for in the offseason is the Redskins' man for the job in the long haul, let alone two weeks. (The Washington Post)Comment
Freddy Sanchez snuffs out a potential rally by the Rangers early in the Giants' Game 4 World Series win Sunday in Texas. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
For once, the deer gets the upper hand -- sort of.
Game To Watch
The Giants look to clinch their first World Series win since 1954, 7:57 p.m. ET at Rangers Ballpark
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SI Vault: More Jim Brown
This Day in Sports
- 1959 -- Jim Brown scored five touchdowns as the Cleveland Browns defeat the Baltimore Colts 38-31
- 1946 -- The Knicks win their first game in franchise history, topping the Toronto Huskies 68-66
- 1960 -- Former Dodgers pitching phenom Fernando Valenzuela born