Having visited the palace Sunday, New York Giants linebacker Danny Clark came away less than overly impressed with Jerry Jones' new $1.1-billion Cowboys Stadium. Clark told Sirius XM satellite radio that the visiting locker room inside the stadium features few creature comforts. "There's not a lot of hot water in there," Clark said. "[Jones] cut some corners in the bathroom there." Clark also was dismissive of the noise factor created by an NFL-record crowd of 105,121. "It wasn't as loud as you would think 105,000 people would be," he said. (Los Angeles Times) Comment
Former Giants superstar Plaxico Burress broke into tears Tuesday as a judge sentenced him to two years prison for accidentally shooting himself in the thigh last year at a Manhattan nightclub. The standout wide receiver -- who famously caught the touchdown pass that won the 2008 Superbowl -- has known since his career-halting Aug. 20 guilty plea that he'd have to turn himself in today. Still, as he was led away by court officers -- his adorable three-year-old son, Elijah, playing obliviously with a handkerchief in the courtroom audience -- the disgraced player's eyes welled up from emotion. (New York Post) Comment
Is a playoff berth enough for Joe Girardi, who is in the second year of a three-year deal, to secure a contract extension? Not quite. Any contract extension coming Girardi's way should come the hard way - based on the Yankees' performance in the playoffs. Making the playoffs this year, after missing them last year, is not enough. That's because the team he has been given this year is loaded with talent and has been built to win a World Series. And thanks to the fact that his stars have remained relatively healthy, Girardi has not had to stretch his managerial muscles. (New York Daily News) Comment
Spectators watch as Indian wrestler Prince (right) grapples with Pakistan's Abdul Rehman during the fifth India-Pakistan friendship wrestling championship on Tuesday in Katra, India. (AP)
Former world No. 1 Justine Henin announced Tuesday that she's ending her retirement from tennis.
1952 -- Rocky Marciano knocks out Jersey Joe Walcott in the 13th round to win the world heavyweight championship at Philadelphia's Municipal Stadium. 1962 -- Maury Wills of the Dodgers steals his 96th and 97th bases of the season to break Ty Cobb's 47-year-old single-season record. 1988 -- Jose Canseco steals his 39th and 40th bases -- and slams his 41st home run -- to become the first-ever member of the 40-40 Club in a game against Milwaukee.
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