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Not long after the Nets showed off their new look, the Knicks are making a sartorial switch of sorts, too. Their new jerseys will be unveiled next Thursday, a club official said. Amar'e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler will model the new jerseys, though one person familiar with the situation said the change is "not major." The last time the Knicks had significant uniform alterations was 2001, when a thick bands of blue on the sides were removed. The Knicks' color scheme has been orange, blue and white -- the city's official colors -- except for 1979-83 when red was added. The change is also an attempt to sell more jerseys but their leading jersey-seller last year, Jeremy Lin, is now with the Rockets. (New York Post)Comment
At the end of a disappointing 2011 season, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie made it clear that 8-8 fell well short of expectations. In case anyone misunderstood, Lurie confirmed his opinion of an 8-8 record on Thursday night during his annual state-of-the-team news conference before the Eagles finished their exhibition season against the Jets. He used that word again: unacceptable. ... Lurie said he didn't want to make blanket statements -- having made one -- and that all decisions will be arrived at calmly and analytically after the season, but he also said the four magic words when asked if another 8-8 season would be good enough to keep Reid as coach. "No, it would not," Lurie said. (Philadelphia Inquirer)Comment
With 2012 all but over, Ozzie Guillen and the Marlins will take a hard look to see who might be worthy of a return for 2013. "A lot of names are going to come up. We have to be patient and very realistic about what ballclub we'll have in the future -- and try to see the real thing. I don't care what guys did in the past." ... Two players at the top of the "under evaluation list" are right-handers Jacob Turner, 21, and Nathan Eovaldi, 22, who were the main pieces acquired by the Marlins in their two biggest moves before the trade deadline. Guillen said Wednesday there is no guarantee either will be in the rotation next season. But so far, he likes more of what he's seen from Turner. (Miami Herald)Comment
New Zealand's Nathan Smith competes in the Men's Individual Cycling C3 Pursuit on Day 2 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. (Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
Juwan Howard shows off his musical talents with the soon-to-be released album Full Court Press Volume 1.
Game To Watch
Orioles at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET
- Baltimore Orioles
- New York Yankees
SI Vault: Don Mattingly
This Day in Sports
- 1997 -- The New York Yankees retire Don Mattingly's No. 23.
- 1987 -- Curtis Strange sets golf's earnings for year record, pulling in $697,385.
- 1959 -- Dodgers star Sandy Koufax breaks Dizzy Dean's NL mark of 18 strikeouts in a game.