Monday, August 31
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Why Steelers didn't sign Vick
In a taped halftime interview with Bob Costas of NBC, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that he opted not to pursue quarterback Mike Vick due to the existence of a civil suit against starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. "Given some of the things that my quarterback was going through, I didn't think it was the appropriate time to add another quarterback to the mix," Tomlin said. "He's going through somewhat of a trying time with the civil allegation, a case against him. I didn't want to do anything that was less than supportive to Ben."
(Profootballtalk.com)
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Peavy's rehab not going so well
The White Sox finally ruled that Jake Peavy won't make his debut Thursday at Wrigley Field against the Cubs. The hope is that the right-hander won't be ruled out to pitch for the Sox this week. In his fourth rehab start for Class AAA Charlotte on Saturday, Peavy was shut down after 3 1/3 innings because of tightness in his right elbow, which was stung by a comebacker last Monday. The goal was to get him close to 100 pitches, but he had to settle for 68. So where does this leave Peavy?
(Chicago Sun-Times)
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Bees invade Boras suite
Baseball agent Scott Boras always creates a buzz. A swarm of bees invaded his dugout-level suite at Angel Stadium on Sunday, though Boras didn't appear to be at the game between Los Angeles and the Oakland Athletics. The bees occupied his front-row seats directly behind home plate for the first two innings. They were removed with the help of a vacuum during the third inning.
(Associated Press)
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Must-See Photo
 
The Chula Vista, Calif., team celebrates with the championship banner after beating Taoyuan, Taiwan, 6-3 in the Little League World Series championship. (AP)
 
Must-See Video
Shaq takes on Jimmy Kimmel in scrabble, but does not try to spell Shaqtis.

 
Game To Watch
White Sox at Twins, 8:10 p.m ET
Chicago White Sox
Minnesota Twins
 
This Day In Sports History
 
 

SI Vault: More Yankees
1997 -- Don Mattingly's number is retired by the Yankees.
1984 -- Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title.
1968 -- The 68th US Golf Amateur Championship is won by Bruce Fleisher.

 
 

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