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Posted: Friday January 16, 2009 8:03AM; Updated: Friday January 16, 2009 8:04AM
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Crosby unhappy with injury status
Sidney Crosby doesn't know yet if he'll be in uniform when the Pittsburgh Penguins face Anaheim at Mellon Arena Friday night, and he isn't terribly pleased about that. He officially is listed as day-to-day with what appears to be an injured left knee, which means it's possible he'll be able to play against the Ducks, but also that he'll spend the evening in street clothes. That decision figures to be made at the Penguins' game-day skate. "I need to see if I can skate," Crosby said. "I'll test it out and see how I feel." For a guy who's ultra-competitive down to the last corpuscle, that kind of coin-toss prognosis isn't very satisfying. Under the circumstances, though, it might have been the most encouraging news Crosby could have received after having his injury evaluated yesterday. "I'm not happy with today," he said, "but it could have been a lot worse, that's for sure." Crosby was injured with just over four minutes left in the Penguins' 6-3 loss Wednesday to Washington at Mellon Arena, when he got tangled up with Capitals forward David Steckel along the boards.
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
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Rosenhaus: T.O. not going anywhere
Agent Drew Rosenhaus definitely isn't sweating the speculation about the Cowboys cutting his most famous client. He completely dismissed the possibility that T.O. has cashed his final check from Jerry Jones. "It's not going to happen," Rosenhaus said on WQAM Radio in Miami. "The reason why they got rid of Pacman is because Pacman has terrible off-the-field problems, and the guy just simply can't play anymore. He's just not that good. "Terrell's never had off-the-field problems, and he's been one of the greatest players ever. And they just gave him a monster contract. I mean, they just gave him a huge extension before the season. He's not going anywhere." Rosenhaus might be right about T.O. returning to Valley Ranch. But T.O. and Pacman have more in common than Rosenhaus wants to admit, although you don't have to worry about T.O. getting arrested. Like Pacman, T.O.'s performance might not justify the distractions he creates anymore. That's what the Cowboys front office needs to determine. (Dallas Morning News)
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Bucks holding up trade with Grizzlies
The Grizzlies want to deal second-year point guard Mike Conley to the Milwaukee Bucks, and receive guard Ramon Sessions and swingman Joe Alexander in return, but the ball doesn't appear to be in their court. Milwaukee is apparently weighing the proposal as talks are ongoing, based on conversations with people knowledgeable about the trade discussions. Griz general manager Chris Wallace declined comment, citing the team's policy to not discuss trade rumors. The Grizzlies, though, have no reservations about consummating the transaction in its current two-for-one form. They are looking to unload Conley, the fourth overall pick in the 2007 draft, while he's mired in his second performance funk this season.
(Memphis Commercial Appeal)
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Phoenix Coyotes' Daniel Carcillo, left, and Vancouver Canucks' Rob Davison fight during the first period. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)
 
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Game To Watch
New Orleans Hornets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, 8 p.m. ET -- Chris Paul against LeBron James. Enough said.
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This Day In Sports History
 
 

SI Vault: More Mickey Mantle
1974 -- N.Y. Yankees Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford elected to Hall of Fame.
1970 -- Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball's reserve clause.
1988 -- NFL St. Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix.
 
 
 

 
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