April 08, 2009
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Truth & Rumors
Joba bashes NYC in DUI video
He had the right to remain silent, and should have used it. Yankees righthander Joba Chamberlain instead ripped New Yorkers as rude and city drivers as cutthroat after his drunken-driving arrest - before taking a boozy shot at pinstriped icon Yogi Berra. "No bull----, he might not be as tall as the front of your car," Chamberlain told the Nebraska state trooper who found an open bottle of Crown Royal sitting inside the hurler's BMW. Chamberlain's cracks were captured in an arrest video uncovered by thesmokinggun.com. It showed the 23-year-old going through a variety of sobriety tests and chatting amiably with Trooper Michael Grummert. "The biggest thing that I've noticed driving here and there is if you let somebody in, they open the window and say 'thank you,' " Chamberlain said about getting behind the wheel in Nebraska. "In New York, they might hit you. Yeah, it's a joke." The video caught Chamberlain after he was pulled over last Oct. 18 for doing 70 mph in a 55 mph zone. Chamberlain was heading home from a local strip club when stopped. (New York Daily News)
Aikman: Williams may be big 'Boys bust
Everyone is aching to see whether Roy Williams can indeed step into Terrell Owens' vacant spot and become the Cowboys' No. 1 receiver this season. Troy Aikman believes that if Williams doesn't produce, the trade would be nothing short of "one of the biggest busts in the history of the league." When asked Tuesday if Williams was ready for the No. 1 receiving role, Aikman said, "Well, he better [be.] "I don't think you can give up what the Cowboys gave up for somebody and not make that a sure bet," Aikman said. "This isn't like drafting a No. 1 receiver out of the college draft and then saying, 'Well, we think he's got all the skills to be a great player for us.' He's been in the NFL. He's caught balls in the NFL. They've got a lot of tape on him, and they had the ability to talk to a lot of people who had coached him, played against him, played with him. "If Roy Williams doesn't turn out to be the player they thought he would be when they made the trade, I think this would be one of the biggest busts in the history of the league."(Dallas Morning News)
Mets selling Bernie Madoff's tickets
Want Bernard Madoff's New York Mets tickets at a discount? After some horse trading with the Mets, a special trustee said he has struck a deal that beefs up the swindler's two season tickets - and hopefully makes them ripe for a sale in a tough market. Madoff's two original tickets cost $80,000, for seats behind home plate at Citi Field, in the Delta Club Platinum section. But after Madoff's tickets were taken over by trustee Irving Picard, it was learned the tickets didn't come with any right to purchase playoff tickets or subsequent-year tickets, court papers filed Tuesday stated. So in a new deal, Picard said the Mets agreed to exchange the tickets for seats in the Delta Club Gold seating area. The Mets also threw in access to the Delta Sky360 club and one parking pass, for a total face value of $60,750, said Picard. The trustee said an online auction will be used to sell the tickets. A judge must now approve the auction setup. (New York Newsday)
Must-See Photo
Monique Reid of the Louisville Cardinals soars to the hoop the NCAA Women's Championship Game against the Connecticut Huskies on April 7 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO. The Cardinals fell to the Huskies, 76-54. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Must-See Video
Just a quick public service reminder about why you should never go jogging with scissors.
Game To Watch
Rays vs. Red Sox, 7:10 PM ET -- Scott Kazmir takes the hill for the defending A.L. champs against Jon Lester of the BoSox in a scintillating match-up of two of the best young southpaws in the majors.
Tampa Bay Rays
Boston Red Sox
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Denny McLain
1963 -- Detroit Tigers claim young pitcher Denny McLain from the White Sox for $25,000.
1969 -- The first regular season Major League game in Canada: Montreal Expos beat the New York Mets 10-9 at Jarry Park.
1975 -- Frank Robinson debuts as Major League Baseball's first black manager. His Cleveland Indians beat the New York Yankees, 5-3.
1989 -- One-handed pitcher Jim Abbott makes his Major League debut with the California Angels, but lasts only 4-2/3 innings against the Seattle Mariners.

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