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Dayton Moore may be narrowing his focus on a haul for Zack Greinke -- and both the Yankees and Rangers rank down the list of potential fits. The reason: Neither team has enough of the commodity that Moore is seeking in trade. The Royals have a wealth of pitching talent in the minor leagues, a hot first-base prospect in Eric Hosmer, an elite young third baseman in Mike Moustakas and a hard-hitting catcher, Wil Myers, who is probably going to have to shift to the outfield in the majors. As a result, sources say, Moore has focused on adding up-the-middle position players who are close to major league ready. ... So which teams are best poised to make a serious run at Greinke? Sources pointed to the Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals as clubs that have been active in their pursuit of Greinke. (ESPNNewYork.com)Comment
Two weeks and nine points later, the Jets' offense is playing a whole new ballgame down the stretch -- trying to get out of its own way. All of which makes you wonder if Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer isn't working to keep his job these last three weeks of the regular season if the Jets' offense doesn't turn around soon. ... [Rex] Ryan eventually said Schottenheimer "does a heckuva job" when asked directly about his offensive coordinator's job performance. But it felt like lip service. (ESPNNewYork.com)Comment
The Celtics have strung together 10 straight wins, and they couldn't be more oblivious to it. Said Kevin Garnett, "We have no conscience of what the streak is. We talk from game to game about what we need to do to prepare for that game and that's it. We don't look past teams, we don't circle teams. We've got one game at a time." Still, they're holding teams to 86.1 points a night during the streak, outscoring them by an average of 14.6, clamping down hard on defense that they win games even when Paul Pierce is sick and struggling, the offense is ice cold, and they have no choice but to start Turkish rookie Semih Erden at center because Shaquille and Jermaine O'Neal are both injured. (The Boston Globe)Comment
This pretty little catch by Derrick Mason would be a TD just seconds later. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
LeBron nails a baseline jumper with one second left on the shot click ... and it was from behind the backboard.
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This Day in Sports
- 1986 -- Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins sets an NFL record with the seventh 400-yard game of his career as he passes for 403 yards and five touchdowns in a 37-31 overtime victory over the Los Angeles Rams.
- 1997 -- The New York Jets equal the NFL mark for greatest turnaround in modern NFL history with their 31-0 victory over Tampa Bay.
- 2007 -- Appalachian State, which kicked off the football season with the stunning upset of Michigan, ends it with a historic victory. The Mountaineers are Division I-AA's first three-peat national champion with a 49-21 win over Delaware.