October 26, 2012
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Pack losing top two receivers?

The injury bug is running through Green Bay, and it threatens to claim two of Aaron Rodgers' top targets. Even before Greg Jennings announced Thursday that he was going to have surgery on his lower abdomen, the Green Bay Packers knew he wouldn't play Sunday. They didn't know, however, that Jordy Nelson might not either. Jennings and Nelson, the Packers' top two receivers heading into this season, are part of the injury epidemic that has hit the team at this point in the season. They were two of the five starters who were not able to take part in preparations for the Jacksonville Jaguars. ... Nelson won't be able to practice the rest of this week because of a hamstring pull he suffered in practice Wednesday. (Journal Sentinel) Comment

Brewers eyeing Josh Hamilton

Milwaukee hasn't been shy about making plays for big-name players in recent years, and they may be ready to pitch to another. [The Brewers] are seriously considering a run at superstar free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton, according to people familiar with their thinking. The Brewers believe Milwaukee is a viable market for Hamilton, and it doesn't hurt that their hitting coach is Johnny Narron, who is very close to Hamilton from their days together in Cincinnati and Texas. Narron was Hamilton's original "life coach" with the Reds and Rangers. In Texas he generally thrived and is credited for having only two relapses. Brewers owner Mark Attanasio declined comment on a possible try for Hamilton. (CBS Sports) Comment

Auburn in line for house-cleaning?

President Jay Gogue's statement on the university's website didn't have to mention Gene Chizik by name to make an impact. Just as ominously, Gogue's open letter openly acknowledged that the president has heard the complaints from the fan base about the 1-6 start. ... Does this mean that Gogue finally gets it? Does a president whose previous stops as a CEO were at New Mexico State and Houston finally understand the importance of football at Auburn after 5 years there? Does he now realize that his football program is speeding toward an abyss it hasn't experienced since the Doug Barfield era? Does Gogue get that, more than a coaching change, Auburn needs a regime change in its athletics department? (al.com) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

Angel Pagan casts a spell ... er, calls for time during the Giants' 2-0 victory in Game 2 of the World Series. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Blake Griffin throws down a nice wrap-around dunk.

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SI Vault: More Wayne Gretzky
  • 1990 -- In a 6-2 loss to Winnipeg, Wayne Gretzky becomes the first NHL player to reach 2,000 points.
  • 1980 -- Baltimore quarterback Bert Jones is sacked a record 12 times in a 17-10 loss to St. Louis.
  • 1997 -- With two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning of Game 7, Edgar Renteria singles home Mark Counsell giving the Florida Marlins their first World Series title with a 3-2 win over the Indians.

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