October 18, 2013
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Jets rookie: NFL babies Brady

Sheldon Richardson can't wait to take another crack at Tom Brady, and, in his enthusiasm, may have landed on the Patriots bulletin board. [Richardson] isn't criticizing the zebras, only stating what has become an exasperating way of life and rule of the jungle for predators, young and old alike: Don't hurt the Pretty Boy. Or else. "That's the way it looks like to me, man, you can't touch him," Richardson said. He recalled the Jets' Week 2 loss in Foxborough. ... "I'm ready for this game," he said. "Ready. I'm ready for this game. Sunday can't come fast enough." Because it's the Patriots? "Yeah. Exactly. Just because it's the Patriots," Richardson said. "I'm ready to go get another shot at these guys, it's Tom Brady. "As a defensive lineman, you look to play certain people, and he happens to be one of 'em." (New York Post) Comment

Boras: Yankees 'have to prove' themselves

According to Scott Boras, the market has shifted, possibly out of New York's favor. [These] are different days in The Bronx when it comes to free agents being seduced by the Yankees. "It's the first time in a lot of years the Yankees have to prove to major free agents they will be competitive next year," Boras told The Post Thursday. "That's never really been a question in New York, but they have so many spots to fill. It's a different place." Boras brought the topic up when asked about Korean pitcher Suk-Min Yoon, a right-hander represented by Boras, who said Yoon is a free agent. Despite reports the 27-yeer-old Yoon will participate in a showcase event for MLB clubs shortly, Boras said that won't be the case. Boras says he plans to talk to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman about Yoon next week. (New York Post) Comment

Melo fuels Lakers chatter

Consider a 'Melo watch on again. Carmelo Anthony reiterated that he wants it all; he wants to be a Knick for life yet he also wants NBA teams -- the Lakers, really -- to court him when he becomes a free agent on July 1st. The Melo-drama Part II is underway in the wake of Anthony confirming that he plans to opt out of his contract on July 1st and become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career. And for the first time, Anthony hinted that it is a two-team race between the Knicks and Lakers. When asked about the long-held belief that the Lakers would pursue him, Anthony said: "What other team would they say? I don't think they would say any other team. If you look at situations, that's the only team that they probably would say." The Lakers will have cap space and Anthony is close to Kobe Bryant. (New York Daily News) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

Red Sox catcher David Ross collides with Tigers catcher Alex Avila in the second inning during Game 5 of the American League baseball championship series on Thursday. Ross was called out but Boston would win the game 4-3 to take a 3-2 series lead. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Must-See Video

This video is from 2011 but is finding its way onto the internet today. A Cardinals fan, dressed in a uniform, jumps from the stands to join the on-field celebration after St. Louis won the World Series. And he doesn't get caught!
This Day in Sports
SI Vault: More Reggie Jackson
  • 1950 -- Connie Mack announced that he was going to retire after 50 seasons as the manager of the Philadelphia Athletics.
  • 1968 -- Two black athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, were suspended by the U.S. Olympic Committee for giving a "black power" salute during a ceremony in Mexico City.
  • 1977 -- Reggie Jackson tied Babe Ruth's record for hitting three home runs in a single World Series game. Jackson was only the second player to achieve this.
  • 2004 -- After 5 hours, 49 minutes and 471 pitches, the Red Sox outlast the Yankees, 5-4, in Game 5 of the league championship.

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