The Yankees have found their center fielder for 2009, as they are set to send Melky Cabrera to Milwaukee for veteran outfielder Mike Cameron on Thursday, according to two major league sources. The Yankees have been saying that Cabrera and Brett Gardner would compete for the center field job, but the acquisition of Cameron gives them a veteran presence at the position. (New York Daily News) Comment
The neck injury that Dallas cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones sustained at Pittsburgh is so serious, it has ended his 2009 season and could end his career, a league source said Wednesday. When Jones suffered the injury Sunday, his body went numb for two full minutes. Jones spent the early part of this week visiting with neck specialists, who are sending him on to more neck specialists. Jones will undergo further examination in the Dallas area, and also is trying to schedule another meeting with another neck specialist in North Carolina. (NFL.com) Comment
Publicly, at least, Vinny Del Negro has criticized players about as often as Michael Jordan passed up last-second shots. Del Negro's positive, upbeat approach has sugar-coated most personnel matters publicly, sometimes to eye-rolling effect. That changed dramatically after Wednesday's practice when Del Negro responded to fairly benign questions regarding the recent minutes of Joakim Noah and Tyrus Thomas with the most pointed words of his brief tenure as coach. Del Negro said of them: "They're young and have to find their way. When you're on the court, you have to value those minutes. The guys who are focused, know their role, commit to it and come with effort every day will play. "I can handle mistakes. But I can't handle lack of effort. And I can't handle lack of commitment to the team. Those guys know that. They're working better. That's always a work in progress with a young team." (Chicago Tribune) Comment
Curtis Sanford (No. 41) of the Vancouver Canucks covers the puck against David Legwand (No. 11) of the Nashville Predators during last night's game. (John Russell/Getty Images)
1960 -- - For the first time in 47 games, Johnny Unitas fails to throw a touchdown pass. 1986 -- Gary Bettman is named the first Commissioner of the NHL. 1993 -- Charlie Ward wins the Heisman Award.
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