Tuesday, Nov. 23: Artest seeks T.O.'s counsel

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Artest asks T.O.'s counsel on NFL dream

Ron Artest has enlisted professional help to determine whether he is crazy: Terrell Owens. [Artest] revealed Monday one of the NFL players with whom he has talked about his hoped-for post-NBA football career is [Owens]. Artest said Owens will help determine whether "I'm crazy or I have a legitimate shot." Insert punchline. Artest did say Friday night that the football players laughed at him, but on Monday afternoon Artest said Owens was nice enough to consult with Artest on the matter this offseason and make a gauge. (The Orange County Register)Comment

Phillips compares record to Landry's

Wade Phillips is looking for work, and he's not ashamed of his resume as it relates to the Dallas Cowboys. "Once I was fired [in Buffalo], I couldn't get a head coaching job because they thought I wasn't a good enough coach. They didn't look at my record; they just said, 'Oh gosh, he's fired so we got to get somebody else.' It took me a long time to get another head coaching job and we went 34-22, which is pretty good. I went out with the same winning percentage as Tom Landry, so I don't feel bad about my head coaching career but I think they're going to look at me more as a coordinator and that's fine with me. I just want to coach." (The Dallas Morning News)Comment

'High-strung' Collins risky fit for Mets

Sandy Alderson chose not to go the safe route in his hiring of Terry Collins. The risk here? That the high-strung Collins, who alienated his clubhouses in Houston and Anaheim in previous stints in the '90s, will once again fail to connect with his players. One industry official said, "Think of [Giants coach] Tom Coughlin with a bad team, and you have Terry Collins." Collins' volatile history doesn't offer much in the way of optimism: He quit the Angels with 29 games to go in 1999 in the face of a player revolt, and again quit in a subsequent gig with the Orix Buffaloes in Japan in 2007. (The Record)

Must-See Photo

Mi Jung Seo of South Korea and Japan's Chie Yoshizawa cut spectral figures as they competed in the Women's Team Foil at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, on Nov. 22, 2010. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)

Must-See Video

Hell freezes over: The staggering 5-13-2 Devils stopped Alex Ovechkin and the 14-5-2 Capitals cold with a 3-0 shutout by backup netminder Johan Hedberg.

Game To Watch

Lakers at Bulls, 10:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV

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This Day in Sports

  • 1943 -- Phillies owner William D. Cox is permanently banned from baseball for betting on his own team
  • 1947 -- Sammy Baugh of the Redskins throws six touchdown passes against the Chicago Cardinals in a 45-21 win
  • 1962 -- Maury Wills of the Dodgers is named the NL MVP
  • 1988 -- Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th career goal
  • 1991 -- The Sacramento Kings snap the NBA's longest road losing streak at 43 games
  • 1991 -- Ty Detmer of BYU ends his college career with NCAA passing records of 4,031 single-season and 15,031 career yards