Three articles from three different sports. Suggestive slash within.
Friendly Fire Tuesday April 17, 2007 Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki are best buddies off the court, but these two leading MVP candidates will not stop battling on the hardwood until one of them takes his team to its first championship
Quotes: When they headed out, they were no longer incognito. One night in particular was immortalized in photos that bounced around the Web. "I laughed; I thought it was funny," says Nash of the pictures, shot at a cowboy bar in Fort Worth and featuring a wild-eyed, stringy-haired Nash and a rubbery-legged Nowitzki making faces at the camera. "Yeah, it got ugly a couple times," says Nowitzki. "Did you see the one where Nashie is drunk and playing with his nipples?"
The two catch up, talking about mutual friends, and then josh each other during the shoot. "Can you spread 'em any wider?" says Nash as Nowitzki poses with his legs apart.
Quotes: Strawberry said for Rodriguez to gain acceptance in the Yankees' clubhouse, Jeter must take the lead.
"I hope Jeter would embrace him this year, in Spring Training, and bring him into the full circle as a part of the Yankee family," Strawberry said. "If Jeter does it, I think everybody else will respond. I hope that works out for him, because once upon a time, they were best of friends and some things happened, which is life. And hopefully they will put those things behind them and hopefully they can come together."
Quotes: "There's just a lot of love in the air," Moss said on his Web site. You can really feel it, you can smell it, you can taste it. That's just something good that they have here in the Patriots' organization. There's a love that we have for one another."
"We share some pretty deep conversations," Brady told reporters a few weeks ago. "He's a veteran player who has provided leadership in his attention to detail, his awareness on the field. Everybody's happy to have him.
Owens has also cultivated a relationship with his quarterback.
"From day one, Terrell's been saying that this kid was going to be a player," Gardner said. "They're on the same page and you can see it on the field.