October 17, 2012
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Surgery likely for Jeter

Joe Girardi, with a host of other on-field issues, said Derek Jeter was examined in North Carolina Tuesday, though he stopped short of shedding much light on the captain's next steps after fracturing his left ankle. Jeter went to see ankle and foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C., to explore the possibility of having surgery that would speed up the healing process. Jeter is almost certainly headed for the surgery. Jeter suffered the injury scrambling for a ground ball in Game 1 of the ALCS that ended in a 6-4 loss to the Tigers in 12 innings. The procedure Anderson might perform is similar to the one Dr. Brian Schofield did on Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis' fractured thumb this season. (New York Post) Comment

Locker spells end of Chris Johnson era?

With Jake Locker starting at QB, CJ2K has had the worst start to a season than he has ever had. Unfortunately for Chris Johnson, when Jake Locker steps back into the starting role in a couple of weeks he could be looking at more declining numbers. Why is this so important, CJ just re-signed before last season. Well, he's owed a $9-million option right before the start of next season and you can bet that with the penny pinching the Titans do as an organization they're not going to pick up that option. (Titan Sized) Comment

Hornets consider Anthony Davis at SF

Aren't the Hornets set at the three? On the surface, it would appear that players such as Al-Farouq Aminu and rookie Darius Miller would be the team's primary option this season at the small forward position, or even veteran acquisition Ryan Anderson. But Hornets Coach Monty Williams offered an intriguing candidate as a possible part of the position's rotation on Tuesday: Anthony Davis. In saying that no one has yet to step up and dominate the battle for the position, Williams said if the Hornets went to a big lineup, Davis could play the three. "Anthony moreso than Ryan," Williams said. "The more I watch those guys play, Anthony has the skill set where he can play the wing a little bit." (The Times-Picayune) Comment

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Must-See Photo

Heads up! Eduardo Nunez lost the grip on his bat in the Yankees 2-1 loss to the Tigers.

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The U.S. men's national team beat Guatemala 3-1 to advance to the last round of World Cup qualifying.

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