Friday, August 15
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Truth & Rumors
Yankees may return Joba to bullpen
Joba Chamberlain begins a throwing program today under the supervision of the Yankees' training and coaching staffs at Yankee Stadium. The two biggest questions surrounding the pitching face of the troubled franchise are: 1) Will the Yankees' place in the standings determine if Chamberlain returns? and 2) If he does come back, will he go back into the bullpen? The Yankees have discussed returning Chamberlain to the bullpen to reduce the stress on the right shoulder that was invaded by rotator cuff tendinitis and landed him on the disabled list Aug. 5. (New York Post)
Judge: Vick's estate in disarray
Michael Vick's finances are in such disarray that a bankruptcy judge has been asked to appoint a trustee to oversee the fallen quarterback's dwindling estate. W. Clarkson McDow Jr., the U.S. trustee for region four (which includes Newport News, Va.), noted in court documents filed in Virginia that by Vick's own admission, he "has limited ability to arrange his finances and limited ability to participate in the bankruptcy case on an in-person basis." Vick, the suspended and imprisoned Falcons quarterback, originally sought to have David Talbot serve as his trustee in the case. He was called a "trusted adviser" in the original Chapter 11 filing on July 7. However Talbot was charged with securities fraud by the state of New Jersey last Friday. He is accused of swindling $500,000 from church members (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
Milan still an option for Marbury
Last summer, Stephon Marbury vowed he would play in Italy after his Knick contract expired after 2009. At the time, many scoffed at the farfetched notion. But Marbury's desires have now become the trend, with nine NBA players signing with European or Israeli clubs since July 1's free agency. While Marbury plans to play in the NBA this season - with the Knicks or another club if released - he still has plans of an Italian career. In fact, Marbury told The Post he will play as soon as next season, specifically aiming to join Milan. He'll have connections. Mike D'Antoni coached Milan in the 1990's and first-rounder Danilo Gallinari played for Milan the past two seasons. (New York Post)
Must-See Photo
Dora Agnes Kisteleki (4) of Hungary embraces goalkeeper Ildiko Zirighne Sos (13) after Hungary defeated Greece 10-4 in a preliminary round women's water polo match on Friday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Must-See Video
Armless Bowler Gets A Strike

Game To Watch
Phillies at Padres, 10:05 p.m. ET -- Greg Maddux vs. Jamie Moyer in a battle of veterans.
Philadelphia Phillies
San Diego Padres
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Earl Weaver
1975 -- Orioles manager Earl Weaver is ejected from both games of a doubleheader.
1993 -- Texas ace Nolan Ryan record his 324th and final victory with a 4-1 win over Cleveland
1997 -- The Los Angeles Dodgers retire Tommy Lasorda's No. 2 jersey.

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