The Starting Gate: What You Missed In The Sports World Last Night

Brett Favre

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Here’s what’s going on this morning:

  • The Giants eliminated the Braves from the NLDS and eliminated Bobby Cox from baseball, with a 3-2 win in Game 4. The NLCS against the Phillies starts Saturday, which seems an unnecessarily long time from now.
  • Brett Favre threw his 500th career touchdown and his 70,000th passing yard, but he also set the record for career fumbles and turned out the lights with a game-killing interception as the Jets sent the Vikings to 1-3. Not a great week for No. 4
  • The Patriots found their replacement for Randy Moss and surprise; it’s the guy Randy Moss essentially replaced, former Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch.
  • Buffalo’s Jason Pominville was carried off the ice on a stretcher after a vicious hit by Chicago’s Niklas Hjalmarsson. He’s all right, but his team lost.
  • Tonight: The Rays open up the bonus section–taking tarps off of 5,000 normally unusable seats–for their deciding Game 5 of the ALDS.

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