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Why Philly fits for Burress

Philadelphia's interest in Plaxico Burress may begin near the top -- with Andy Reid. From talking to personnel sources recently, one told me that Reid has always been impressed with Burress' ability to beat coverage with his size and that he expects the Eagles to make a run at him once free agency starts. And you can understand why the Eagles would be interested in Burress once you look at his history against them. The tall receiver tormented Eagles defensive backs over the years. In his eight games (including one playoff game) against the Eagles as a New York Giant (2005-2008), Burress posted 37 receptions, 650 yards and seven touchdowns (He has scored in each of his past four games against them). ( Comment

Terry will remove tattoo if Mavs lose

Jason Terry will go to great pains to motivate himself against the Heat. If his Dallas Mavericks don't beat the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, Terry said he would have the tattoo removed from the inside of his right biceps. "I definitely know that it will hurt worse if I have to take this thing off than it did putting it on," Terry said Sunday. ... If the Mavs fail to win their first NBA championship, Terry said it would mean his tattoo was bad luck. "I'm very superstitious," he said. Terry got the tattoo on Oct. 19 during a get-together Dallas shooting guard DeShawn Stevenson had at his offseason home before the Mavericks played a road preseason game against the Orlando Magic. ( Comment

Conspiracy theory: Canucks won't get fair shake

The conspiracy theorists are coming out in Vancouver. Straight up, can the Vancouver Canucks get a fair shake with the officiating in the final? Consider Gregory Campbell plays for the Boston Bruins and his father Colin Campbell is senior vice-president in charge of hockey operations for the NHL. What father doesn't want to have his son's name on the Stanley Cup? And of course what is so stunning about this is that the NHL fails to perceive any conflict of interest whatsoever, even though there is no shortage of lawyers running about the head offices in New York. At least that's the NHL claim. (The Province) Comment

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David Gilliland (34) and Mark Martin (5) crash in Turn 4 during Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup series Coca-Cola 600 in Concord, N.C. (AP)

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Highlights from Sunday's pulse-pounding finish at the Indianapolis 500.

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SI Vault: More Cal Ripken
  • 1935 -- Babe Ruth of the Boston Braves plays in his final major-league game, going hitless against the Phillies.
  • 1955 -- Bill Vukovich is killed on Lap 141 while leading the Indianapolis 500.
  • 1982 -- Baltimore Orioles shortshop Cal Ripken Jr. begins his consecutive-games-played streak, which lasts more than 13 years and three months.

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