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Truth & Rumors
Title could keep LeBron in Cleveland
Since we entered the new millennium, only one player has won the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award, then earned a championship ring. Tim Duncan's second NBA Finals MVP trophy meant more to him on June 15, 2003 than his second regular-season MVP award, which he had received six weeks prior. If LeBron James, anointed Monday as this season's MVP, matches Duncan's double-MVP feat next month, he's probably going to emulate Duncan in another significant way next summer. Then, look for him to re-sign with the Cavaliers after he becomes a free agent. (San Antonio Express-News)
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Jets monitoring Plaxico's legal case
The Jets will continue to keep an eye on the Plaxico Burress legal situation. That much-ballyhooed phone call to agent Drew Rosenhaus before the draft wasn't a one-time-only call. (New York Daily News)
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Joba's mom busted for selling meth
The estranged mother of Yankees star pitcher Joba Chamberlain has been busted for allegedly dealing drugs, authorities said. Jacqueline Standley, 44, was arrested Saturday at her Nebraska apartment on felony charges of selling a gram of methamphetamine to an undercover cop, said police Capt. David Beggs. Standley was being held Monday night on $5,000 bail after being arraigned in the same Lincoln courtroom where her famous son pleaded guilty last month to drunken-driving charges. Beggs said an undercover cop paid Standley $110 for the small plastic bag of speed. He said the transaction happened Feb. 11 at Standley's apartment, which features a shrine to her son with photos and news clippings of his baseball accomplishments. Standley's arrest was delayed until laboratory tests done on the substance purchased from her confirmed it was meth, Beggs said. (New York Daily News)
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Must-See Photo
 
Pittsburgh's Sindey Crosby celebrates as his shot soars past Capitals' goalie Simeon Varlamov. Crosby earned his first career playoff hat trick, but the Caps won 4-3. (Len Redkoles/Getty Images)
 
Must-See Video
A fan riffs on the NBA's "Where Amazing Happens" playoff commercial theme by poking fun at the airball Dirk Nowitzki shot against Denver in the Mavs-Nuggets Round 2, Game 1 matchup.

 
Game To Watch
NBA Playoffs, Round 2, Game 2: Mavs at Nuggets, 10:30 p.m. ET
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This Day In Sports History
 
 

SI Vault: More Tyson
1989 -- Officials issue Mike Tyson a second speeding ticket for drag racing in Albany, New York.
1981 -- The Mets beat the Yankees in the 16th and final Mayor's Trophy Game, gaining the 8-7-1 all-time series edge.
1978 -- Cincinnati's Pete Rose becomes the 14th player in baseball history to record 3,000 hits.
1955 -- "Damn Yankees" opens in New York City, starting a run of 1,022 performances.
1938 -- Phillies pitcher Harold Kelleher faces 16 Cubs batters in sixth inning, allowing 12 runs.
 
 

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