Monday, July 20
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Shaq to star in own TV show
NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is getting ready to multitask. The four-time hoops champion, who joins the Cleveland Cavaliers next season, will star in "Shaq Vs.," an ABC reality series that pits him against top athletes in their own sports. Filming begins Wednesday in Pittsburgh, where Shaq takes on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in football. Future hourlong episodes will pit him against Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, retired boxer Oscar De La Hoya, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, tennis pro Serena Williams and beach volleyball Olympians Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh. (USA Today)
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Angels eyeing O's closer
The Angels have expressed interest in Baltimore closer George Sherrill, and the Orioles had a scout at Saturday's game, but the teams do not appear close to a deal. The Orioles so far are asking for two top prospects for Sherrill. The Angels would like Sherrill to pitch the eighth inning for them, but not at the price of, say, Brandon Wood and Trevor Reckling. (Los Angeles Times)
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Peavy might return in 2009
The prospects of ace Jake Peavy pitching for the Padres again this season improved considerably Thursday with the sight of him walking around without a restrictive boot, then even more when he was able to play catch from 60 feet on flat ground. Contrary to thoughts that the Padres might simply shut down Peavy for the rest of the season and preserve him for 2010, the pitcher sounded eager to get back to rehabbing the troublesome right ankle after yesterday's examination by medical personnel proved positive.(Seattle Times)
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Must-See Photo
 
AC Milan's Ronaldinho shakes hands with Los Angeles Galaxy's David Beckham after a friendly soccer game at Home Depot Center in Carson , Calif. on Sunday. Galaxy and AC Milan tied 2-2. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
 
Must-See Video
Tom Watson may have blown yesterday's British Open, but he was all smiles in 1982 when this incredible birdie putt on 17 paved the way for a U.S. Open championship.

 
Game To Watch
Cubs at Philles, 7:05 p.m ET
Chicago Cubs
Philadelphia Phillies
 
This Day In Sports History
 
 

SI Vault: More Detroit Tigers
1958 -- Detroit righthander Jim Bunning no-hits the Red Sox, 3-0.
1976 -- Hank Aaron hit his last big league homer off Angels' hurler Dick Drago en route to 6-2 Brewers' win.
2003 -- Ben Curtis, an unknown PGA Tour rookie in his first major championship, won the British Open.
2004 -- Albert Pujols goes 5-for-5, including three home runs and five RBIs, as the Cardinals beat the Cubs, 11-8.

 
 

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