Wednesday, November 10
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Wes Welker's production is down, significantly. Welker can't shake that awful feeling of dread when he makes a hard plant like the one that ripped out his ACL and MCL in Houston. There's just that tiny fear of his knee caving in again. It's a natural aftershock of the injury. "Yeah, it's getting to the point of just trusting my knee and knowing that it's going to be fine," Welker said. "Not that there's doubt, but subconsciously (when you're out there), you think there might be doubt. So for me, it's getting past that and getting that muscle memory back." (Boston Herald)Comment
Brian Cashman has reportedly informed Jorge Posada that his primary role with be as a Yankees DH in 2011. Cashman met with Posada in Manhattan this week to tell the veteran to, as usual, prepare to catch, but the team's first option is to have youngsters Jesus Montero, Francisco Cervelli and Austin Romine compete in spring training for the two primary jobs. It is quite a risk to team an expensive, mostly veteran staff with such inexperienced catchers. But it is indicative of how much the Yankees believe Posada's defensive game has slipped in all areas. (New Post)Comment
After a dismantling of Detroit, the Trail Blazers had a setback at the Rose Garden, where Brandon Roy could be found in the training room. The news, Blazers fans, is not good. Roy is experiencing swelling and discomfort on his left knee. This is the knee that was operated on in August 2008, not the right knee that was operated on last April. Roy is concerned about what is going on inside the knee, which he says has been drained of fluid twice this season. His concern is strong enough that he wants a second opinion. (The Oregonian)Comment
A general view of Tianhe Stadium before the start of the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou.
Top-10 highlights from around the NBA for Tuesday night games.
Game To Watch
Utah at Orlando, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
- Utah Jazz
- Orlando Magic
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This Day in Sports
- 1963 -- Gordie Howe takes over NHL career goal lead at 545
- 1965 -- Willie Mays wins NL MVP
- 1991 -- Bernie Kosar ends NFL record of 308 passes without an interception