October 10, 2011
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Seahawks win fuels QB questions

With Tarvaris Jackson hurting and Charlie Whitehurst closing out Sunday's win, more questions are raised in Seattle. For the first four weeks of this season, the question was whether Whitehurst could spark Seattle's offense. When he entered the game Sunday, however, the challenge was to keep everything together. ... For anyone already convinced he would be an improvement over Jackson, the performance was validation that Seattle is starting the wrong quarterback. Whitehurst completed 11 of 19 passes for 149 yards and had no turnovers. But on a closer look, it appears Whitehurst wasn't quite as comfortable pushing the tempo as Jackson, and his touchdown throw didn't have a very high degree of difficulty. (Seattle Times) Comment

K-Rod open to Mets return

Frankie Rodriguez would rather be closing than setting up in Milwaukee, which doesn't mean he's unhappy with the Brewers. Still, he hinted Sunday he could see himself closing again in Queens, although the Mets' financial situation makes that unlikely. "Who knows, in the future I could be wearing a Mets uniform," he said. "I don't have no hard feelings for nobody. They did what they had to do. They need to unload a lot of money and I was making too much money right now. But you never know what's going to happen." K-Rod was shipped out of New York hours after the All-Star Game, ending a tenure with the Mets that featured an assault last year of his girlfriend's father at Citi Field. (New York Daily News) Comment

Melo planning 'epic exhibition'

Carmelo Anthony believes he, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and some friends can bring the stars out for an exhibition in the Big Apple. Nothing is set in stone, but Anthony believes he, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and friends will stage a big exhibition in the Big Apple. "We're going to keep giving back," Anthony said. On his Twitter account [Sunday], Anthony started banging the drums for his Big Apple charity-fest. "Working on an epic exhibition charity game in NYC," he wrote. "Showtime. I'm comin' home." ... Anthony said he wants to keep the barnstorming tour going. Nobody appreciates these exhibitions more than Anthony. It's clear how much he loves basketball, how much he loves being in the gym. (New York Post) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

Bede Durbidge of Australia goes airborne at Round 3 of the Quicksilver Pro France surfing competition in Hossegor, France. (Blondeau Manuel/ABACA)

Must-See Video

Al Davis truly was one of a kind. After passing away at 82, the NFL mourns the loss of one its boldest personalities and reflects on a colorful career that saw three Super Bowls and an AFL crown.

This Day in Sports
SI Vault: More Lawrence Taylor
  • 1920 -- Bill Wambsganss has only World Series unassisted triple play
  • 1964 -- Yanks' Micky Mantle hits walk-off homer in World Series Game 3
  • 1964 -- Opening ceremony of the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo
  • 1983 -- Domino's founder Tom Monaghan becomes Detroit Tigers CEO
  • 1994 -- The New York Giants retire Lawrence Taylor's No. 56 jersey

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