They turn Yankee Stadium into "American Idol" Tuesday when Joba Chamberlain gets the ball against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Yankees put as much on a young pitcher, even one who can throw baseballs 100 miles per hour, as they have on any young pitcher they've ever had. It's like Hank Steinbrenner and Yankee fans voted often enough and now a kid who was pitching in the low minors a year ago gets a start in the big house, ready or not. (New York Daily News) Comment
It's risky adding him to the Cowboys locker room, but Pacman Jones, who will wear Deion Sanders' No. 21, has reduced the odds that he will make poor decisions. He has aligned himself with Sanders and Michael Irvin, who were each among the city's biggest stars in their prime. If he can't learn from their mistakes and experiences, then it's his own fault. Sanders and Irvin are already rich and famous, which means they don't need anything from him. They don't have to stroke his ego. (Dallas Morning News) Comment
Even if next week weren't the U.S. Open, Tiger Woods says he would still be ready to play, even if he's still not 100% healthy. "I feel like I'm getting there," he said today. "Hopefully it'll be close to 100%. If not, no big deal." Woods said he hasn't played a full 18 holes yet as he continues his rehabilitation program after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee April 15. He said he's going to increase his workload this week. His aim during his rehabilitation now is to try to mimic the competitive flow of a round and to grow accustomed to the rhythm of a round. Woods also said he needed the surgery to correct cartilage damage in April because his troublesome left knee was becoming progressively worse. (Los Angeles Times) Comment
Detroit Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood reacts after giving up the tying goal during the third period in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup hockey finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Detroit. Pittsburgh defeated the Red Wings 4-3 in triple overtime. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
1980 -- Mets draft Darryl Strawberry, 18, with the No. 1 pick.
1995 -- Expos pitcher Pedro Martinez has perfect game broken up in 10th inning as San Diego's Bip Roberts leads off with a double. Montreal wins 1-0.
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