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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Ryan Cook
The Dallas Cowboys have reworked the contracts of five starters, including DeMarcus Ware, Jason Witten and Miles Austin, to save salary cap space.
After a season filled with dramatic comebacks and memorable endings, the Oakland Athletics now expect the unexpected.
Brandon Moss hit a game-ending RBI single with one out in the ninth inning to give Oakland another dose of late-inning dramatics as the Athletics beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Friday night for their seventh win in eight games.
Ryan Cook thought about the assembled stars and wondered whether he belonged.
Bryce Harper remembered back to Oct. 27, when just 414 fans were at Scottsdale Stadium to watch his Scorpions play the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League.
Brett Favre talked his way back into the starting lineup, hoping a snowy Monday night game would be just the setting he needed.
"I think it's an encouraging sign compared to weeks past," Cook said. "We had a couple of negative plays. Those definitely contributed to that a little bit, but we look forward for encouraging signs as far as getting that average up."