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Source: Johnny Damon refuses to take pay cut

Johnny Damon's preference is to remain with the Yankees, and while he has made that wish well-known, sources close to the veteran say he isn't about to give the Bombers a big discount to stay in pinstripes. A source close to Damon said that the outfielder believes his statistics over the past two years have been good enough that unless the market crumbles entirely like it did last winter for Bobby Abreu, he doesn't feel he should take a pay cut. (New York Daily News) Comment

Should Notre Dame join the Big Ten?

Maybe it's time Notre Dame thinks about a monumental change. One that goes deeper than the football coach. One that lets the Irish keep their national-championship options open but gives them other options as well. Maybe it's time Notre Dame revisited joining the Big Ten. At Notre Dame, having no conference pretty much puts the Irish on a jittery tightrope from the opening kickoff every season. The faculty senate strongly believed joining the Big Ten would enhance ND as an academic institution. Which is reason enough. But joining a league also might improve life in the athletic department. (Chicago Tribune) Comment

Beckham may own Montreal team

David Beckham has an option to own a future 20th team in Major League Soccer, the North American league's commissioner said Sunday. Speaking to reporters at halftime in the title-deciding MLS Cup final, which Beckham's L.A. Galaxy lost to Real Salt Lake on penalties, Garber dismissed speculation the England midfielder might be involved in a possible Montreal franchise. (Reuters) Comment

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Alex Nimo of Real Salt Lake is doused in beer by teammates following their win in the MLS Cup final ( Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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In honor of Larry Bird and Magic Johnson's induction into the college hoops Hall of Fame, we bring back this classic Converse commercial.

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SI Vault: More Evander Holyfield
  • 1991 -- Evander Holyfield TKOs Bert Cooper in 7 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1991 -- Sacramento Kings end NBA's longest road losing streak at 43 games
  • 1988 -- Wayne Gretzky scores his 600th NHL goal
  • 1887 -- Notre Dame loses its 1st football game, 8-0, to Michigan

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