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Dirk's ex-fiancee not pregnant
Cristal Taylor, the incarcerated former fiancee of Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki, is not pregnant - contrary to what she and her attorneys had been saying since shortly after her arrest in May. Nowitzki's attorney, Robert Hart, said he received medical records Thursday from Missouri correctional facility officials that show Taylor was administered a pregnancy test Monday. The result was negative, Hart said, citing the medical record.
(Dallas Morning News)
Will Oregon punish Blount for punch?
How far Oregon takes its punishment of LeGarrette Blount isn't yet clear. Coach Chip Kelly said he did not see the incident, but he had been briefed. After carrying the ball 13 times for minus-five yards, Blount got an earful from some Broncos after the game. And when Hout touched Blount's shoulder pads and had some words for the senior, Blount sucker-punched him. Blount was restrained by his teammates, but he also delivered a shot to teammate Garrett Embry, who was trying to be peacemaker. Then, when receivers coach Scott Frost and a police offer tried to wrestle an angry Blount to the locker room, he got into it again with some fans behind the end zone.
(Dallas Morning News)
Vick pushing McNabb out?
Andy Reid hasn't decided yet how Michael Vick will fit into the offense. For now Kevin Kolb is the backup to Donovan McNabb. But everything could change once Vick gets his legs back. McNabb, who has always had an uneasy relationship with Eagles fans and Reid, will be marking time until he gets that tap on the shoulder to take a spot on the sideline. All it takes is an injury or a particularly horrendous performance, and McNabb will be out. McNabb said all the right things when the Eagles decided to take a flier on Vick, but he had to know that he was planting the seed for his own demise.
(New York Daily News)
Must-See Photo
Welcome back, college football. Oregon's LaMichael James is tackled by Boise State's George Iloka and others. (Getty Images)
Must-See Video
Meet the newest American tennis prodigy, 17-year-old Melanie Oudin.

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This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Mark Spitz
1988 -- Mike Tyson crashes a silver BMW into a tree near Catskills, NY.
1983 -- Greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling's Road Championship.
1972 -- US swimmer Mark Spitz becomes the first athlete to win seven Olympic gold medals.

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