Thursday, November 18
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Though few believe Derek Jeter would sign elsewhere, the Yankees appear uninterested in making it a fait accompli. Yankee president Randy Levine said Wednesday that Jeter is "allowed to test the market" and that it's "a different negotiation than 10 years ago," adding further intrigue to the developing talks with the free-agent shortstop. ... "All I can say is we think he's a great Yankee, we think he's been a great Yankee and we've been great for him and this is the best place for him," Levine said. "But he's a free agent and he's allowed to test the market and do whatever he wants." (New York Daily News)Comment
Albert Haynesworth has his reasons for missing out on an important play against Philadelphia. "I got taken out by friendly fire. It was Vonnie Holliday. He ran into my leg. I had like a charley horse in my thigh. I knocked him back, I thought I heard the whistle, so I stayed there for a second and gathered myself. Then I looked up and said [shoot], he still has the ball. And then I looked and he threw the ball for a touchdown." ... Well, there it is. You can choose to believe Haynesworth's explanation or not. (CSNWashington.com)Comment
Presented with a choice between chilling and work, Chris Bosh may want to coose ... his words more carefully. "I guess [Erik Spoelstra] felt that he was loosening up just a little bit too much," Bosh said. "And he knows that he has to meet us halfway. He wants to work. We want to chill. But we's going to have work to get everything down, and get our timing down, and get our chemistry down." (The Palm Beach Post)Comment
The Islanders logo is on full display during the team's game against Tampa Bay last night. The Lightning defeated the Islanders, 4-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
St. Louis goalie Jaroslav Halak bats the puck into his own net in a game against the Red Wings last night.
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This Day in Sports
- 1949 -- Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers was named the National Leagues Most Valuable Player.
- 1985 -- Washington QB Joe Theismann broke his leg after being hit by New York LB Lawrence Taylor. The injury ended Theismann's 12 year NFL career.
- 1996 -- Dallas kicker Chris Boniol tied an NFL record when he kicked seven field goals against the Green Bay Packers.
- 1997 -- The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays participated in their initial expansion draft.