October 26, 2009
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Did Shaq neglect Cavs playbook?

In between hosting his reality show and entertaining his 2.4 million followers on Twitter, Shaquille O'Neal apparently had little spare time during the off-season to learn the playbook of his new team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. Last week, O'Neal admitted he was behind on his studies. "It is vital that I start to memorize the plays," O'Neal said. "I've been used to a certain system for 17 years, so I have to work on that. I still have a few days before we start." Start to memorize plays? (Los Angeles Times) Comment

Why NHL didn't suspend Flyers captain

The NHL's decision yesterday not to suspend Flyers captain Mike Richards for a jarring open-ice hit on Florida's David Booth was greeted with disappointment by those connected to the Panthers. Replays showed Richards had one skate in the air as he made the hit. It was inconclusive as to whether the other skate was in the air at the time. If the NHL deemed that both feet were in the air before he made the hit, Richards would have been suspended, but the league agreed with the assessment of Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren - that Richards left his feet only after contact was made. (Philadelphia Inquirer) Comment

Were Jets chasing Cowboy?

An NFL executive suggested to me that maybe the Jets were trying to get Jay Ratliff from the Cowboys and that Ratliff was the player owner Jerry Jones was talking about as the huge deal he was offered. (National Football Post) Comment

Must-See Photo
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) gets a pass away during an NFL football game against Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium.

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Adrian Peterson is a man.

This Day in Sports
SI Vault: Steve Carlton
  • 1863 -- Soccer rules standardized; rugby starts as a separate game.
  • 1981 -- Dodgers beat Yankees, 4 games to 2 in 78th World Series.
  • 1982 -- Steve Carlton became first pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards.
  • 1988 -- Donald Trump bills Mike Tyson $2,000,000 for four-month advisory service.

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