Ozzie Guillen's mouth may have gotten its owner in hot water again. Apparently owner Jeffrey Loria is angry at [Guillen] for comments Guillen made that were critical of Loria, according to a person who has spoken with Marlins officials. Exactly what Guillen said that ticked Loria off is not clear. But Loria didn't like being, in the source's words, "called out" by Guillen. ... On Thursday, USA Today reported that [Larry Beinfest] would be fired and that Guillen appeared to be safe. Now, it appears as though Beinfest is safe and that Guillen might not return next year, the source confirmed. The source put the likelihood of Guillen not being back at "75-25," based on his conversations with Marlins officials. (The Palm Beach Post) Comment
The Saints woke up winless after Week 3, and they're staring down the obviously long odd of making the playoffs from that hole. At this stage, no one really knows, not the players, not the coaches. To me, that's what makes the future so desperately dark. ... My feeling is this team will remain a puzzle all year. Why? Because it has an offensive line that's a far cry from being anywhere near dominant on the physical side, a line, as a group that will make such stellar running backs like Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles earn every inch when they've got the football in their hands. And it has a defensive line that has shown it lacks the speed and quickness to defend the outside, that keeps surrendering the double-digit run. (The Times-Picayune) Comment
Just how interested in a big man are the Knicks? [They're] considering signing former All-Star big man Rasheed Wallace, league sources said. Wallace, 38, hasn't played in the NBA since the 2009-10 season. But multiple sources said Wallace worked out at the Knicks' practice facility last week and is considering a return to the NBA. He has a good relationship with Knicks coach Mike Woodson, who was an assistant with Detroit when Wallace helped the Pistons win the 2004 NBA championship. ESPN.com first reported Wallace had worked out for the Knicks. The Knicks are looking for a defensive-minded backup power forward/center. Wallace can be volatile, but he would seem to be a low-risk, high-reward option for the veteran team. (Newsday) Comment
Ray Lewis hugs teammate Torrey Smith after Smith caught two touchdowns and helped lead the Ravens to a win over the Patriots just hours after learning his brother was killed in a motorcycle accident. (AP)
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