Tuesday, November 16
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There is indeed a new sheriff in Dallas. Marion Barber will be fined for violating the Cowboys' enhanced dress code that required a player wear a sport coat, tie, slacks and dress shoes, according to a source. Jason Garrett would not reveal what the punishment would be in his Monday press conference. "The players understand what the expectations are and what the parameters are and we'll handle them with the consequences we think are right," Garrett said, "and we'll keep them in house." Barber was seen at the team's Jersey City hotel in a sport coat, without a tie and a pair of jeans. He wore jeans and tennis shoes with a sport coat on the trip home. (The Dallas Morning News)Comment
Brandon Jennings, aching Achilles and all, is proving to be a gamer. Despite being one of the smallest players in the league at 165 pounds, Jennings doesn't take games off. He was the only Buck to start all 82 regular-season and all seven post-season games last season as a rookie. He hasn't missed one game yet this year, either. ... "Last season, Brandon played in 97 consecutive games, including preseason games and had about 3,000 (2,671) regular-season minutes," Bucks general manager John Hammond said. "He seems to be one of those guys who, maybe we'll say at some point in his career, is pound for pound one of the toughest players in the league." (Journal Times)Comment
The players moved out of Florida over the weekend have something in common. [Now] that the Marlins have closed the book on Cameron Maybin and Andrew Miller, trading the two key pieces of their 2007 salary dump with the Detroit Tigers within a 24-hour span, it's time to put that mega-deal into perspective. Of the six players the Marlins acquired from Detroit 35 months ago for Dontrelle Willis and Miguel Cabrera, a potential Hall of Famer, only two remain: middle reliever Burke Badenhop and minor-league pitcher Dallas Trahern, who missed last season with an arm injury. (The Miami Herald)Comment
Michael Vick celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the Eagles' 59-28 victory over the Redskins. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
The Mavericks ruin the Hornets' undefeated season.
Game To Watch
Ohio State at Florida, 6 p.m., ESPN
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This Day in Sports
- 1957 -- Cleveland Browns RB Jim Brown sets an NFL season rushing record of 1,163 yards after only eight games.
- 1969 -- U.S. President Nixon becomes the first president to attend a regular season NFL game while in office. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 41-28.
- 1994 -- Major League Soccer announced that it would start its inaugural season in 1996.
- 1998 -- Toronto's Roger Clemens becomes the first pitcher to win five Cy Young Awards.