Wednesday, February 23
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After Tuesday's release of Jeremy Shockey, who's next? If you're thinking the answer is Reggie Bush, you might be right. And you might be wrong. This one is going to be a very tough call and I'm glad I don't have to make it. Coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis will have to make the decision and let's take a glance at some of the numbers they'll be looking at. Bush is scheduled to make $11.8 million in base salary in the final season of his contract. More importantly, he's scheduled to have a $16 million cap figure. Assuming a labor deal gets done and there is a salary cap, there's no way Bush will play at that figure. (ESPN.com)Comment
Twins fans can hope it's nothing serious with Joe Mauer. [Mauer], according to a club source, has been injected with Supartz, a solution that helps lubricate and create cushion in knee joints. General Manager Bill Smith confirmed that Mauer received a shot after Tuesday's workout. Mauer had his left knee scoped in December, and there was some hope he would be ready for the start of spring training. But Mauer has reported for camp needing some more time before he can take part in all phases of practice. And there's no telling when the Twins will start Mauer behind the plate in a spring training game. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)Comment
With Thursday's trade deadline approaching, teams are running short on time to move players -- in Detroit, Tayshaun Prince's name has come up often. ... Meanwhile, Prince was adamant in an interview with reporters, including the Fox television affiliate in Detroit, that he's not going to get traded. "I ain't going nowhere," Prince said firmly. He was asked how he knows. "Because I know," he said. After being pressed on whether Pistons president Joe Dumars had confirmed that to him, Prince said simply, "I'm not going nowhere." (FOX Sports Detroit)Comment
Utah center Jason Washburn (front) celebrates as TCU forward Nikola Cerina walks off the court following the Utes' 50-48 win over the Horned Frogs on Tuesday. (AP)
Blake Griffin shone in his return to Oklahoma last night.
Game To Watch
Thunder at Spurs, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
- Oklahoma City Thunder
- San Antonio Spurs
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This Day in Sports
- 1980 -- American speed skater Eric Heiden wins a record fifth gold medal at the Lake Placid Olympics.
- 1983 -- Herschel Walker signs with Donald Trump's New Jersey Generals of the USFL for an estimated $1.5 million per year.
- 1985 -- Indiana men's basketball coach Bob Knight is ejected from a game against Purdue for throwing a chair from the bench area across the court during a game in Bloomington.