Plax coming back? Former Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Buress will work out for the team on Tuesday and could be signed to replace injured Jerricho Cotchery, a source told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Cotchery injured his ribs late in the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens and was taken from the field. The Steelers are already without leading receiver Antonio Brown, who has missed the past two games with a high ankle sprain and might not play in Cleveland. Burress was the eighth overall pick by the Steelers in 2000 and played five seasons until he left after the 2004 season in free agency. He 261 catches, 4,164 yards and 22 touchdowns with the Steelers. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) Comment
It wasn't all that long ago that Raul Ibanez authored one of the great storybook playoff seasons in recent memory. Ibanez hopes the fun will continue. The 40-year-old, a free agent, said he intends to keep playing and his first choice is to re-sign with the Yankees. "If I get an opportunity to play for the Yankees again," he said, "it would be fantastic." ... The Yankees have significant interest in retaining Ibanez -- he could help fill the void left by Nick Swisher in right field and contribute once again at designated hitter -- but they've asked Ibanez to hang tight while they resolve the situations with their starting pitchers and Mariano Rivera. "I know they have certain needs that they need to go after first," Ibanez said. "I'm open to anything." (New York Post) Comment
By just about this time last year, it seemed the likely No. 1 pick in this past summer's draft had been locked up by Anthony Davis. This year, it's different. As one assistant GM of a likely lottery team said, "Whoever is the No. 1 pick, he'll play himself into it this year. I don't think it will ever be a clear-cut choice." As one Western Conference executive was leaving Barclays on Monday night, he knew he'd have to see Shabazz Muhammad over and over this season. After watching [Cody Zeller] and Muhammad, he did have a suspicion about this spring's draft. "I think you're going to see a team who gets that first overall pick who will seriously think about trading down and moving out of it." (Yahoo! Sports) Comment
Scotland's Paul Lawrie tees off during the Pro Am prior to the start of the Dubai World Championship on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Who said madness was only reserved for March? Check out Butler's Rotnei Clarke hit a buzzer beater to push the Bulldogs past Marquette.