9A: NFL News & Notes; Melo Saga Continues; MLB Playoff Picture


Michael Vick will have an MRI on the rib injury he suffered Sunday against the Redskins, while Redskins RB Clinton Portis suffered a groin injury against the Eagles and his status is uncertain for Sunday's game vs Green Bay. Plus, the Raiders Darren McFadden left yesterday's game vs the Texans with a right hamstring injury.


The Carmelo Anthony saga continues. Despite numerous reports of on again off again trades involving the Nuggets star, Melo remains non-committal about all of it. He told reporters how important winning was to marketability. When asked why then he would consider the 12 win Nets, Melo replied, "I never said I want to play for the Nets." Stay tuned to SportsCenter.com for the latest updates.


The Giants win the NL West and will open the postseason Thursday against the Braves. San Francisco beat Atlanta in 5 games in the 2002 NLDS, the only previous playoff series between the teams. In the other NLDS series, the Phillies, looking to advance to the World Series for a third straight season, take on the Reds. Looking at the ALDS matchups: The Rays are hosting the Rangers and the Yankees will visit the Twins. Game 1 of both series will be Wednesday. Texas seeking its first-ever playoff series win. The Yankees have had little trouble with the Twins in the postseason, beating Minnesota in the ALDS in 2003, 2004 AND 2009.