Friday, November 5
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Not all hope is lost for the Cowboys, at least as long as you're asking Roy Williams. Williams still believes the 1-6 Cowboys can reach the playoffs. "You know me. I think we can go nine in a row, if you ask me," Williams said. "People can call me stupid or whatever but this football team has the corps of players and the supporting cast of players to win nine in row. We just got to get it started." (The Dallas Morning News)Comment
Should the Suns slip in the playoff race, Steve Nash, according to some, may be on the trading block. Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni and Amar'e Stoudemire would give their left lung to reunite with the veteran playmaker. Nash lives in SoHo in the summer and has given vibes about being intrigued about ending his career as a Knick. Steve Kerr, the ex-Suns president who worked last night's Knicks-Bulls game for TNT, however, said he feels the Knicks wouldn't have the pieces to land Nash. For that matter, he feels they couldn't land Carmelo Anthony either. (New York Post)Comment
While he will apparently be fined for poor body language, Mark Sanchez, as long as he wants to stay on the good side of Braylon Edwards, will keep his criticisms to a minimum, too. Edwards said that Sanchez, who has accepted full responsibility for his -- and others -- mistakes, needs to gain more experience before he can start calling out his teammates. "Once a quarterback gets to a certain point, where his mistakes are far and few between ... it's hard to be that (critical) when your mistakes are at a substantial level," said Edwards. (New York Daily News)Comment
Lightning center Mattias Ritola (right) flies through the air after tripping over Kings defenseman Jack Johnson during the second period of Thursday's game in Los Angeles. (AP)
With Liverpool trailing 1-0 against Napoli at halftime of their Europa League clash, Steven Gerrard entered the game as a substitute ... and promptly scored three goals to spark the Reds to a dramatic 3-1 victory.
Game To Watch
Bulls at Celtics, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN
- Chicago Bulls
- Boston Celtics
SI Vault: More George Foreman
This Day in Sports
- 1927 -- Walter Hagen defeats Jue Turnesa, 1 up, in the final round of the PGA Championship. It's Hagen's record-setting fourth straight victory in the event.
- 1994 -- George Foreman, 45, becomes boxing's oldest heavyweight champion with a shock 10th-round knockout of Michael Moorer.
- 1997 -- The Milwaukee Brewers become the first MLB team to switch leagues in the 20th century, switching from the American League to the National League.