Thursday, July 11
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Free agent Andrew Bynum now has his new NBA home squared away, and the Cavs can hope his injury issues are a thing of the past. After visiting with Cleveland, Atlanta and Dallas in successive days, Bynum chose the Cavaliers' deal on Wednesday night. The agreement includes reasonable incentives on playing time and games played for this season that could pay Bynum $12 million, a league source said. The Cavaliers hold an option for the 2014-15 season worth $12.5 million. For the Cavaliers, the possibility of a Bynum reclamation project taking shape in Cleveland, coupled with All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, will be cornerstones of a recruiting pitch to bring back Miami Heat star LeBron James in the summer of 2014. (Yahoo! Sports) Comment
He's back. Derek Jeter will rejoin the New York Yankees on Thursday afternoon and is expected to be in their lineup at either shortstop or designated hitter against the Kansas City Royals, according to major league sources. Jeter, 39, will be playing for the first time this season after undergoing surgery on his left ankle last October. He suffered the original injury during the American League Championship Series, then had a setback in April when doctors discovered a small crack in his ankle, near the initial break. The Yankees are 49-42, six games back in the AL East, despite playing without Jeter all season. However, they are just 12th out of 15 teams in the AL in runs scored, and the combined OPS of their shortstops ranks next to last in the league. (FOX Sports) Comment
For a good time now, many had predicted Marshall Henderson would end up in the news for the wrong reason. His rise in status, sparked by his jersey-popping episode in a win at Auburn, created national headlines. And so you knew Henderson would also garner national headlines if he ever experienced the downfall many predicted, and proof of that came Wednesday when Ole Miss announced that it is suspending the 6-foot-2 guard for a "violation of team rules" that a source told CBSSports.com is a failed drug test. Henderson's future at Ole Miss is suddenly uncertain. A source told CBSSports.com that a stint in a rehabilitation facility is possible. So now it's impossible for anybody to laugh at Henderson's antics and defend his sometimes outlandish behavior because none of it is funny anymore. (CBS Sports) Comment
David Ortiz is congratulated by Jonny Gomes after scoring against the Mariners at Safeco Field. Big Papi had doubled in his first at-bat to break Harold Baines major league career record for most hits (1,688) by a DH. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Royals at Yankees, 1:05 p.m. ET, YES -- Derek Jeter rejoining Yankees today
- SI Vault: Bo Jackson
- 1914 -- Babe Ruth makes big league debut (as pitcher) with Red Sox.
- 1985 -- Nolan Ryan of the Astros becomes first major league pitcher to record 4,000 career strikeouts. (Victim was Danny Heep of Mets.)
- 1987 -- Outfielder Bo jackson of the KC Royals signs a contract to play for the LA Raiders.
- 2010 -- Longtime New York Yankees public address announcer Bob Sheppard passes away at 99.