Date: January 23, 2008

Elias Says...

By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc.
Special to ESPN.com

NFL

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Lynch

JOHN LYNCH SELECTED FOR THE PRO BOWL

John Lynch was named to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday. It's the ninth time he's earned that honor five times with Tampa Bay and now four times for Denver. The only other player selected to the AFC-NFC Pro Bowl at least four times for two different teams was Reggie White, who earned that honor seven times with Philadelphia and four times with Green Bay.

Denver Broncos

MIKE HOLMGREN COMES BACK FOR ONE MORE SEASON

Mike Holmgren announced on Tuesday that he will return in 2008 for what will be his last year. Since 1950, only two head coaches reached the Super Bowl, or a pre-Super Bowl league championship, in their final seasons: Buck Shaw with the 1960 Eagles and Bill Walsh with the 1988 49ers. Both Shaw and Walsh won those title games and ended their coaching careers as world champions.

Has Holmgren already done enough to earn a bust in Canton? He is one of ten head coaches who have won at least 150 regular-season games and also have won either a Super Bowl or a pre-Super Bowl league championship. Eight of those ten individuals are already enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame: Joe Gibbs, George Halas, Curly Lambeau, Steve Owen, Paul Brown, Tom Landry, Chuck Noll and Don Shula; the other two are Holmgren and Bill Parcells.

Seattle Seahawks

NBA

SACRAMENTO CONVERTS 15 OF 24 THREE-POINT FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS

Sacramento made 15 of 24 (.625) three-point field-goal attempts in its 128-94 victory over the Nets. That tied for the fourth-best three-point shooting percentage for any NBA team this season (min: 20 attempts).

Sacramento Kings

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Nash

NASH RECORDS 37 POINTS AND 10 ASSISTS IN 37 MINUTES

Steve Nash had 37 points and 10 assists in 37 minutes of action on Wednesday night, leading Phoenix to a victory at Milwaukee. In the last six seasons, only one other NBA player had at least 35 points and 10 assists in a game, while playing 37-or-fewer minutes: Kobe Bryant on February 23, 2006 vs. Sacramento.

Phoenix Suns

THE SUNS ARE 30-5 AGAINST THE BUCKS SINCE 1990

The Suns' 114-105 victory over the Bucks improved their record to 30-5 (.857) against Milwaukee since the start of the 1990-91 season, the best record for any NBA team against a particular opponent over that period (min: 10 games).

Phoenix Suns


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