October 28, 2013
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Something out of whack with Brady's hand

At first glance, Tom Brady's hand appears to be fine. He slapped a reporter on the back with his right hand while walking to the podium, and acted surprised to even be asked if his hand is hurting. "It's perfect," he said about 30 minutes after leading the Patriots to a 27-17 comeback victory over the Dolphins Sunday. ... But something is obviously wrong with Brady's throwing hand -- specifically his middle or ring finger. Radio analyst Scott Zolak could tell -- he pointed out Brady's discomfort in last week's loss to the Jets, and saw it again Sunday. CBS could tell -- it had a camera seemingly trained on Brady's hand the entire game. Most everyone in the press box could tell, especially when Brady would put a black glove/sleeve over his hand every time he returned to the bench. (The Boston Globe) Comment

Durant: 'I want to be the greatest'

So, this is where Kevin Durant has decided to set the bar as he enters his seventh NBA season. [Durant] left no doubt where his mindset is as he enters his seventh NBA season. It was as clear as the sweat-stained imprint the back of his No. 35 practice jersey left on that leather seat. "I want to be the greatest," Durant said. "I want to be remembered as one of the greatest. When they redo that top 50 players (of all time), I want to be a part of that." Make no mistake. In Durant's eyes, that's not solely an individual achievement. He's over those. Winning, he says, is how he defines greatness. "This whole thing is a fraternity. But it's a different fraternity when you're staring at a group of guys that won championships, MVPs, and you can say you're on that level with them in your career," Durant said. (The Oklahoman) Comment

Favorite to land the Cubs' job

The Cubs have begun to narrow their list of managerial candidates, but there's a chance they haven't yet met Dale Sveum's replacement. Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo sounded like a guy looking forward to the interview opportunity that sources say is expected to come within a week, once the World Series ends. ... The Cubs, meanwhile, are following up with more interviews with candidates they continue to have interest in, according to sources -- including San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria and Padres assistant general manager A.J. Hinch scheduled in the coming days. Renteria, 51, has also interviewed for the Seattle Mariners' vacancy and appears to be the favorite to land the Cubs' job, according to multiple industry sources. (Chicago Sun-Times) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

Head coach Dennis Allen congratulates Tyrelle Pryor after he rushed 93 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Guess we know who Shaq is voting for.

This Day in Sports
SI Vault: Buffalo Bills
  • 1997 -- NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer as the first women to officiate in a major-league, all-male sports league.
  • 1976 -- New York Yankees' Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year.
  • 1959 -- The Buffalo Bills enter AFL.

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