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According to a teammate, it's time Gang Green moves on from Mark Sanchez. This from a Jets player, who asked not to be identified: "Everyone on the team likes Mark personally but there's a general feeling among some of the players that maybe it's time to give someone else a chance." The player went on to say that he estimates that 80-90 percent of the team feels the same way he does. However many players it is, none of them could be blamed for wanting Sanchez to move on. In recent seasons, he's been an utter disaster. It is, in fact, only fair to let Sanchez go, so Sanchez can find a fresh start. In a Wednesday session of Jets OTAs, Sanchez threw three picks in 11 pass attempts. (CBS Sports)Comment
Dwight Howard's struggles have been well-documented and parsed for the better part of 2012-13, a season in which he averaged his lowest scoring and rebounding averages since 2006-07. None of this dampens [Mitch Kupchak's] belief that Howard will return to the Lakers. ... Kupchak won't have clarity on Howard's future anytime soon. A source familiar with Howard's thinking says he plans to test free agency and has considered the Lakers, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Golden State. Nothing remains binding, though. The source added Howard's main concern involves "what team he feels has the best chance to win championships, has the best team and system around him." The source also stressed Howard has not and will not ask the Lakers to make any moves on his behalf. (Press-Telegram)Comment
Good news, Cards fans -- well, better news, anyway. The pair of February news conferences took on a tone of solemnity and reflection as general manager John Mozeliak and, a week later, Chris Carpenter, painted a picture void of optimism. Carpenter refused to utter the "R" word, but the idea of career finality was certainly palpable as he spoke. ... A little more than three months later, Carpenter is now beginning to believe he can do even better than that. An April game of catch with his son started a comeback trail that, if finished, would be as remarkable as any in Carpenter's career. He has come back from injuries several times before, but he has never made a return as unexpected as this. (MLB.com)Comment
Manchester City and Chelsea play an exhibition at Busch Stadium. City came back to beat Chelsea 4-3. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
A lucky bird survives a close shave with a Formula 1 car at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Game To Watch
Pacers at Heat, 8:30 p.m. ET, TNT
- Indiana Pacers
- Miami Heat
SI Vault: New York Islanders
This Day in Sports
- 1980 -- The New York Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 in overtime to win the franchise's first Stanley Cup.
- 1987 -- Al Unser Sr. wins his fourth Indianapolis 500.
- 2002 -- Dodgers outfielder Shawn Green hits his fifth home run in two games to tie the Major League record.