December 13, 2012
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Brees turns up heat on Goodell

Drew Brees isn't ready to let it go, on Wednesday upping the ante from his Tuesday Twitter criticism. [Brees] took dead aim at the NFL front office and Commissioner Roger Goodell as he leveled harsh criticism for how the case was mishandled from start to finish, saying there was much more interest in achieving an outcome than making certain the process was fair and correct. ... "What I would like to see is the level of accountability on the part of the NFL and Commissioner Goodell in regards to the mishandling of this entire situation," Brees said. "We as players hold ourselves to very strict code of conduct on and off the field. We have to be accountable to that as it should be. I feel they should be held to the same standards." (The Times-Picayune) Comment

Four teams serious about Dickey

R.A. Dickey may have irked the Mets this week, but they're not about to send him away for nothing. The industrywide expectation is the Mets will try to resolve the situation by the end of this week. General manager Sandy Alderson hinted at that on Tuesday, when he said he expected clarity on Dickey's status within a few days. According to an industry source, the Mets consider four teams as "serious" potential trade partners. What defines "serious" at this point? A willingness to include one top prospect in a deal for Dickey. Nevertheless, the Mets aren't budging from their position of seeking multiple highly rated prospects in any trade for the Cy Young Award winner, and haven't yet found a team willing to make such a deal. (New York Post) Comment

Home fans heckle Love

Kevin Love had a rough night on Wednesday, submitting an ugly 3-for-17 shooting performance leading to a somewhat odd scene for a player so well-liked in Minnesota. [Love] had to deal with trash-talking from fans at Target Center who didn't appreciate his critical comments about the Wolves organization, team owner Glen Taylor and club president of basketball operations David Kahn. As Love struggled during the Wolves' 108-105 victory, he admitted that he heard some heckling. ... Love heard the normal cheers among the crowd of 16,444 during introductions of the starting lineups, but there were moments during the game in which Love had to maintain his focus after hearing choice words from fans. (Pioneer Press) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

Arms race: Vince Carter of the Mavs dishes during a double OT battle in Boston. The Celtics won, 117-115. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Must-See Video's Stewart Mandel discusses rumors that Oregon's Chip Kelly and Alabama's Nick Saban are looking to head to the NFL after this season.

This Day in Sports
SI Vault: More on steroids in baseball
  • 1956 -- Dodgers trade Jackie Robinson to NY Giants for pitcher Dick Littlefield and $35,000, but Robinson retires instead
  • 1983 -- Pistons beat Nuggets by NBA record score of 186-184 in 3 OT
  • 1996 -- Roger Clemens signs with the Toronto Blue Jays
  • 2007 -- Mitchell Report names 89 Major League players who have used steroids and growth hormones

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