January 26, 2011
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Teammate calls Stafford a 'china doll'

Though he has since admitted it was a mistake to do so, Lions linebacker Zack Follett, while praising Matthew Stafford's talent, also criticized him during a radio appearance. "Stafford, good guy," Follett said. "He's a china doll right now. Anytime he gets hit, he goes down. But the kid is -- hopefully, it's just patiently waiting for him, because the kid is an awesome talent. He has a tremendous arm. The throws that he makes during practice when no one can touch him, he looks like an All-American quarterback. But put him in a game, and you hit his shoulder. So hopefully, say a couple prayers, keep him healthy next year, and the Lions can do some damage in the NFC." (The Detroit News) Comment

Governor stumps for new team in NJ

Governor Chris Christie would like the Garden State to remain an NBA state. Governor Christie has had "casual conversations" with National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern about the possibility of Newark getting another NBA team once the Nets leave for Brooklyn in 2012, he said Tuesday. Christie said he is aware that Stern has expressed doubts about the feasibility of a third NBA franchise joining the Nets and New York Knicks in the same metropolitan area. ... "I think there is a future for NBA basketball here in Newark," Christie said. (The Record) Comment

Harper not MLB.com's top prospect

With MLB.com's Top 50 Prospect list now fully revealed, it's time to let the debate start. That is, after all, why prospect rankings are done in the first place.Was Mike Trout the correct top prospect or should phenom Bryce Harper hold the No. 1 position? Was there the right mix of bats and arms, of high-ceiling guys far from the big leagues and those about to make their mark? The only thing certain about this, and every Top 50, is that people will have something to say about it. (MLB.com) Comment

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Rafael Nadal was near tears during his straight-sets loss to David Ferrer at the Australian Open. (Getty Images)

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  • 1986 -- The Chicago Bears rout the New England Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX.
  • 2002 -- Jennifer Capriati saves four match points against Martina Hingis before winning her second straight Australian Open.

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