Danica Patrick is nearing completion of a two-year contract with JR Motorsports, the NASCAR Nationwide Series operation owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr., and a source close to the negotiations described them as "in the final phase." The partnership is expected to make its on-track debut during next February's Daytona Speedweeks. (Jayski) Comment
Fans packed it in at Times Square to celebrate the Yankees' World Series title. (AP)
More Yankees. Enjoy.
- SI Vault: George Foreman
- 1978 -- Oakland coach John Madden becomes the 13th head coach to win 100 games.
- 1994 -- George Foreman regains part of the heavyweight title he lost to Muhammad Ali in 1974, stopping Michael Moorer in the 10th round.
- 1997 -- The Milwaukee Brewers become the first major league team to switch leagues this century, moving from the AL to the NL.