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Posted: Tuesday September 23, 2008 8:36AM; Updated: Tuesday September 23, 2008 8:46AM
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Ex-Packer: Rodgers better than Romo
Former Packers all-pro safety LeRoy Butler analyzed the Cowboys-Packers game: "I saw the game in person and I played 12 years so I want people to know that, from what I saw, Aaron Rodgers is a better quarterback than Tony Romo. Based on throwing the ball in certain areas. The interception Romo threw to Collins and some of these other passes and the way he moves around, Aaron is a much better quarterback. Aaron doesn't put his team in those kinds of situations. When you look at Romo's stats, you'll see those long passes and those glamour things. Aaron's stats are OK, too, but if he gets the opportunity to throw 40 or 50 times a game, he's going to be good." (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
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Yankee Stadium snub hurts Clemens
Estranged former Yankee Roger Clemens was "heartbroken" when his former team left him out of Sunday night's Stadium-farewell festivities, which included a video montage honoring the Bronx Bombers' greatest pitchers - but not him, a relative told The Post yesterday. Clemens was sitting at home in hurricane-ravaged Texas, in front of a battery-operated television on his living room couch, when the team delivered a final crushing blow to its former star. Clutching wife Debbie's hand on one side and mother-in-law Jan Wild's on the other, Clemens tuned in to his final team's last home game hoping for some recognition for helping win two World Series titles, Wild said. But that Rocket never launched. When the team played the video celebrating its greatest players at every position, the steroid-scandal-scarred Clemens was nowhere to be seen. "Debbie and I held his hand while we watched the game, and he was heartbroken," said Wild, 70. "Not mad. He still loves baseball and the Yankees, but it was sad what they did to him." (New York Post)
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Knicks close to Marbury buyout
The Knicks are planning to waive and then buy out Stephon Marbury in the next few days, according to people with knowledge of the situation. Several persons with knowledge of the situation have indicated that the Knicks are planning to part ways with Marbury by the end of the week. One caveat is the approval of Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan, who must sign off on yet another multimillion-dollar payoff for his NBA team. Marbury is in the final year of his contract, which is to pay him $21.9 million. The Knicks will likely place Marbury on waivers and, once he clears, begin negotiating a buyout. Marbury will then be free to sign with another team; the Miami Heat have a desperate need at point guard. (New York Newsday)
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Must-See Photo
 
Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury tumbles after failing to snag Cleveland Indians' Asdrubal Cabrera's single during the fifth inning of Monday night's game. (AP)
 
Must-See Video
Texas Tech coach Mike Leach gives a TTU freshman extensive dating tips.
 
Game To Watch
White Sox at Twins, 8:10 p.m. ET -- The Twins and Sox begin a three-game series that will likely determine the AL Central champion.
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This Day In Sports History
 
 

SI Vault: More Jose Canseco
1988 -- Jose Canseco becomes the first baseball player to steal 40 bases and hit 40 home runs in a single season.
1992 -- Goalie Manon Rheaume becomes the first female to play in a NHL exhibition game (for Tampa Bay Lightning), giving up two goals on nine attempts in one period.
1979 -- St. Louis legend Lou Brock steals his 938th base, the final steal of his career.

 
 
 

 
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