October 24, 2013
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Parking attendant robbed Eagle of $225K

Offensive lineman Todd Herremans, along with his teammates, has more to worry about than the opponents on the field. A parking lot attendant who watched over cars belonging to the Philadelphia Eagles as they played was accused this morning in stealing more than $225,000 from one of the player's bank accounts. Robert Von Ryan, 37, of Philadelphia, was charged with bank fraud. According to federal prosecutors, Von Ryan entered the vehicle of an Eagle identified as "T.H." From the car, he took documents that contained the player's checking account number. A spokesman for the Eagles confirmed that the victim was [Herremans] and the lot was at the team's hotel in Philadelphia. The attendant, the spokesman said, was a subcontractor and not employed by the team. (Philly.com) Comment

Why $35M for Lincecum isn't nuts

Statistically among the worst pitchers in Major League Baseball over the past two seasons, Tim Lincecum hasn't suffered at the bank. The $17.5 million per-year average is the 15th-highest ever for a pitcher. The 14th belongs to Zito ($18 million). Yet, San Francisco assistant general manager Bobby Evans, when reached [earlier this week] by phone, offered a reasoned argument for doing this deal. ... The Giants were going to place the qualifying offer ($14.1 million) on Lincecum to assure if he left, they would receive draft-pick compensation. If he stayed, that would be his 2014 salary. If they then offered the tender next year and it had about the same increase ($800,000) that it had between 2012-13, then the Giants could, through this process, have Lincecum for two years at $29 million. (New York Post) Comment

End of proud era in New Jersey

The time is now. It was going to happen sooner or later. Cory Schneider was going to assume the role as the Devils' No. 1 goalie, taking the baton from Martin Brodeur and getting a run of starts. Clearly, it's happening sooner rather than later. Schneider will make his third straight start in goal Thursday when the Devils host the Vancouver Canucks at Prudential Center and Brodeur acknowledged it as the changing of the guard. "I think so. I think he's in the net now to stay," Brodeur said. "I don't see that's going to change any time soon. I'll be ready if it does. We have to try and win some games somehow. "This is what (coach Pete DeBoer) feels is the best opportunity to be successful, having him in the net. That's fine. If we win, everybody is happy. Even though I don't play, it's more enjoyable." (The Star-Ledger) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

The rout is on: Mike Napoli of the Red Sox smacks a three-run double off Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals in the first inning of Game One of the World Series at Fenway Park. Boston went on to win 8-1. (Photo by Michael Ivins/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)

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SI's Joe Lemire and Stephen Canella highlight key moments in Boston's Game 1 win in the World Series

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  • Year -- Shades of Eli: Lions QB Frank Sinkwich throws seven picks in a 27-6 loss to the Packers.
  • 1972 -- Jackie Robinson dies at age 53.
  • 1992 -- Toronto Blue Jays win their first World Series, beating the Atlanta Braves in six games
  • 2003 -- Pat Riley steps down as head coach of the Miami Heat. Stan Van Gundy takes over.

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