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Posted: Monday November 5, 2012 8:30AM ; Updated: Monday November 5, 2012 8:30AM
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Titans owner puts franchise on notice

The Bears handed the Titans not only a 51-20 loss, but also one terrible day to Bud Adams. The Titans owner said he's upset with the direction of his team in the wake of its 51-20 loss to the Bears, and he made it clear no one's job is safe if things don't improve. "In my 50 years of owning an NFL franchise, I am at a loss to recall a regular-season home game that was such a disappointment for myself and fans of the Titans," Adams told The Tennessean. "We were grossly outcoached and outplayed from start to finish today. At this time, all aspects of the organization will be closely evaluated, including front office, coaches and players, over the next seven games." (The Tennessean) Comment

Phillies preparing to chase Upton?

For his part, Ruben Amaro Jr. says the moves are purely coincidence -- something a few in baseball aren't buying. Two rival executives smell a rat in the Phillies' pursuit of free-agent center fielder B.J. Upton. Well, maybe not a rat, but a pair of embedded ex-Rays officials who know Upton quite well recently assumed prominent positions with the Phils. Bart Braun, previously a special assignment scout with the Rays, joined the Phillies last month as a special assistant to [Amaro]. Steve Henderson, the Rays' hitting coach from 2006 to '09, will fill the same role for the Phillies. ... But Amaro Jr., while acknowledging the Phillies' interest in Upton, said that nothing unusual is afoot. (FOX Sports) Comment

Will big egos tear the Thunder apart?

Taking starless teams lightly, as the Thunder may have over the weekend, would be the second-worst development over the course of this already dramatic season in Oklahoma City. The worst thing that can happen to this Thunder season is something that's reared its head in every single game thus far. That's egos creeping in and causing players to believe they're better than. [On Sunday,] much like the first two nights of the 2012-13 season, there was a ton of barking among Thunder players. At the end of the first quarter, Thabo Sefolosha and Russell Westbrook had to be separated from exchanging words as they walked to the bench. ... Later, Durant chewed out Serge Ibaka for failing to grab a rebound. (The Oklahoman) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

Tampa Bay's Doug Martin races 45 yards toward one of the four touchdowns he scored in Week 9 against the Raiders. (AP)

Must-See Video

Sean Landez of Edinburg High School in Texas returns a missed field goal as far as a player can.

Game To Watch

The Pacers visit their Spurs in a matchup of two ABA refugees who could meet next June, 8:30 p.m. ET

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