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Will Brady, first-team offense start Sunday?

Tom Brady likes his reps in 2010. The Patriots' fourth preseason game is Thursday against the Giants in East Rutherford, N.J., and questions remain about whether quarterback Tom Brady and the first-team offense will play. This time, there may be reason to think it will. Brady said during his weekly appearance on WEEI that he wouldn't be surprised if he's asked to be back under center in the New Meadowlands, considering the way the team played last Thursday in a 36-35 loss to St. Louis. "I think we're all playing," Brady said. "We're all expecting to play. I don't know how long we'll play, but (coach Bill Belichick) told everybody (Sunday), 'Get ready to play.'" (Boston Herald) Comment

Ex-Yank: Jeter doesn't think slump should stand in the way of big payday

Derek Jeter, Mr. November, opens September in a slump, which may have implications when it comes to signing him in the offseason. Jeter may be the ultimate team guy, but two former teammates believe that when it comes to getting paid, his pride will demand that he get something approaching A-Rod money, regardless of what he hits this season. "It's up to (the Yankees)," one former player said. "Knowing Jeet, he's not going to let an off-year, if it turns out to be an off-year, play a role in what he thinks he should get paid. He just doesn't think like that. He'll be more convinced than ever that he'll come back and hit .330 next year." The second former teammate essentially agreed. "The question is whether (Brian) Cashman and the others think this is the start of a decline," he said. (New York Daily News) Comment

Bucks remain optimistic in Bogurt's recovery

Andrew Bogut's injuries "put a hurt" on the Milwaukee Bucks' playoff hopes last spring. Now the focus switches to the upcoming season and Bogut's ability to make a full recovery. He has been working diligently on his rehabilitation routine in his hometown of Melbourne, Australia, and is expected to return to Milwaukee on Tuesday as players begin arriving for informal workouts in anticipation of the 2010-'11 season. It's unclear when Bogut will be ready to resume his place in the Bucks' lineup, but team officials remain optimistic about his recovery. (The Journal Sentinel) Comment

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Aussie rules footballer Lachlan Henderson (right) of The Carlton Football Club battles against teammate Peter Labi during the Blues' AFL training session in Melbourne, Australia. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

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Aroldis Chapman made his big-league debut with the Reds last night...and it was epic. The Cuban left-hander pitched a perfect inning, even hitting 102 mph on the radar gun twice. A sampling of what's to come below.

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  • 1973 -- Boxer George Foreman KOs Jose "King" Roman in the first round for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 1987 -- Michael Chang becomes the youngest man to win a U.S. Open match at the age of fifteen.

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