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Posted: Thu January 30, 2014 7:33AM; Updated: Thu January 30, 2014 7:31AM
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Sherman darying Peyton to throw at him

Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman continued to heap praise on Peyton Manning and the Broncos' offense Wednesday, but he was also standing his ground when it came to critical comments he made about Manning four weeks ago. When asked about the Broncos' receivers, Sherman said, "I think they've got a very strong receiving corps," then complimented Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker and Eric Decker individually. ... Sherman may or may not be matched up with Thomas. It sounds like that will be up to the Broncos. "Whoever lines up on the left. Whoever lines up on my side is who I'll match up with," Sherman said. "That's all it really comes down to." Sherman said that he has already played Sunday's game several times in his head. (ESPN.com) Comment

Toughest exec job in sports?

Steve Phillips has sat in the same seat, and he can feel Sandy Alderson's pain. [Alderson's] dealing with mounting criticism as the Yankees spend another offseason loading up with the best players on the open market. "I personally thought the Mets GM job was the toughest executive position in sports," Phillips, the former Mets executive, said on Radio Row after finishing his morning show on SiriusXM Radio at the Sheraton in Midtown. "The expectations are the same and comparisons are obvious that you're in the same town [with the Yankees], but it's a different structure, a different business plan and different history and tradition for the organizations. So I do think it does make it somewhat difficult." (New York Post) Comment

No forward progress in Cleveland

That Chris Grant met with the media at all, as he did on Wednesday, was in itself newsworthy. The Cavaliers general manager doesn't often address the state of the team just for the sake of it, and with the way things are going lately, it took some guts to do it on this day. Grant offered the company lines about the Cavs needing to play more consistently, how there have been some positive moments, but clearly not enough. ... And if you're looking for progress, good luck. Nothing here supports the belief there has been some. So what will the Cavs do now? If you listen to Grant, it sounds like they'll just try to move on with the hand he has dealt them. "That's a hard one," Grant said about the possibility of making another move before the Feb. 20 trading deadline (FOX Sports) Comment

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Get a sneak peak at Swimsuit 2014 with this exclusive look at Hannah Davis going "Jersey Strong." (Ben Watts/SI)

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  • 1973 -- Madison Square Garden hosted the first-ever NHL All-Star Game.
  • 2000 -- The St. Louis Rams edged the Tennessee Titans 23-16 to win Super Bowl XXXIV after Rams linebacker tackled Titans receiver Kevin Dyson on the one-yard line on the final play.
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