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Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov last week applied to change his team's name as it prepares to become the Brooklyn ... Whats? The Russian billionaire's not saying. (The Nyets maybe?) Also in the name game: A group has acquired the rights to Cosmos, the NASL team of Pelé (right), with an eye to an MLS rebirth.
Blood boiled in the NL Central, where the Reds and Cards (right) brawled to the tune of three suspensions; in soccer, where Man City and Tottenham battled to a spectacular draw; and on TV, where good (East Dillon) and bad (West) went at it on the Friday Night Lights finale.
It's been a season of sportsmanship. First, the Tigers' Armando Galarraga reacted with class to his stolen perfect game. Then, on Sunday, Dustin Johnson stoically accepted the penalty that cost him a place in the PGA playoff (page 38). Kids: Do try this at home.
The Yankees' Alex Rodriguez (right) had a stretch during which he missed a team photo, lingered for 46 at bats on career HR number 599 and was hit by a ball in BP. Fuhgeddabout 'em! Last Saturday he blasted back with his fourth career three-HR day, MLB's seventh-most ever.