Elias Says ...

A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports.

Updated: March 13, 2006, 1:28 AM ET
By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc. | Special to ESPN Insider
A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports:

NFL

• Yes, Arizona football fans, it's true: the Cardinals have signed Edgerrin James to a four-year contract. In seven seasons with the Colts, James averaged 125.7 yards from scrimmage per game -- that's rushing and receiving combined -- the highest such average by any player in NFL history, ahead of Jim Brown (125.5) and LaDainian Tomlinson (123.5).

Baseball

• The United States fell behind Japan 3-0 early in a second-round World Baseball Classic game Sunday, but home runs by Chipper Jones and Derrek Lee and Alex Rodriguez's game-winning hit -- along with a controversial call by home plate umpire Bob Davidson -- led to a 4-3 victory.

It was the first time in WBC play that a team has come back to win a game after having trailed by as many as three runs.

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