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Mom: LeBron's staying in Cleveland
Knick fans who are counting on LeBron James to join the hapless team after his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers expires next year had better have a Plan B. The hoops star's mother, Gloria, told Page Six it's not happening. "He's a hometown boy," she said. LeBron grew up in Akron, Ohio, but his home now is Cleveland.
(New York Post)
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UMass welcoming Calipari back?
There are bad ideas and then there are really bad ideas. Inviting John Calipari to the UMass Club in downtown Boston to "Celebrate UMass Basketball" is a really bad idea. Coach Cal took UMass to the Final Four in 1996, but later we found out that Marcus Camby already had turned professional while playing for the Minutemen. So the whole thing was erased by the NCAA. Officially speaking, it never happened. Calipari, naturally, fled Amherst before the NCAA posse arrived and already was making millions as coach of the New Jersey Nets by the time the sanctions were imposed. Despite all of this, UMass chooses to celebrate Calipari and his sorry legacy. Calipari is a member in good standing of the UMass Athletic Hall of Fame.
(Boston Globe)
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Retirement sooner for Chipper?
Braves third baseman Chipper Jones said he would consider retiring if he has another season in 2010 as frustrating and disappointing as this one has been. He signed a three-year, $42-million contract extension in March that runs through 2012, but the 37-year-old said he might walk away early if he doesn't play better than he has this season.
(Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
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Must-See Photo
The 2009 NFL season opened with a bang at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh where Steelers fans went home happy after their defending Super Bowl Champions prevailed over the Tennessee Titans, 13-10, in OT. (Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
Must-See Video
A collection of Michael Jordan highlights as he enters the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Game To Watch
Dodgers at Giants, 10:15 p.m ET
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This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Ivan Lendl
1918 -- The Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2, to win the World Series.
1928 -- Ty Cobb pops out against the Yankees in the final at-bat of his Hall of Fame career.
1936 -- Philadelphia A's pitcher Horace Lisenbee gives up 26 hits in a 17-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox.
1959 -- The Dodgers beat the Pirates, 5-4, to snap pitcher Elroy Face's 22-game winning streak.
1988 -- Mats Wilander needs four hours 55 minutes to beat Ivan Lendl (6-4 4-6 6-3 5-7 6-4) in the longest men's final in U.S. Open history.

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