Thursday, June 18
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Suns sending Amare to Minnesota?
An NBA executive told the Boston Globe that the Minnesota Timberwolves is working a deal with the Phoenix Suns that would send former Celtics forward Al Jefferson and their sixth pick in next week's NBA Draft for All-Star Amar'e Stoudemire. The Suns, which have dangled Stoudemire for some time, found a suitor in Minnesota that is in transition. The team announced today that coach Kevin McHale has ended his 15-year association with the team. New basketball of operations David Kahn is looking to take the franchise into another direction.
(Boston Globe)
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Favre unimpressed with throwing session
Brett Favre threw passes to receivers at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Miss., but he still isn't satisfied with the state of his arm. "I threw the ball OK, but OK is not good enough for the National Football League. At least it's not for me," Favre told NBC affiliate WDAM. "So it's got to get better." During the offseason, Favre sometimes works out at Oak Grove, which is close to his home.
(St. Paul Pioneer Press)
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Pistons eyeing Ariza?
In just about every playoff series, there was at least one unrestricted free-agent-to-be whose play might result in a fatter-than-expected payday this summer. The Detroit Pistons, one of the few teams with money this offseason, are expected to be in the running for most of them. One player who will get a lot more attention based on his play in the postseason is Los Angeles Lakers forward Trevor Ariza.
(MLive.com)
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Must-See Photo
 
Tiger Woods battles the rain during the opening round of the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York. (Robert Beck/SI)
 
Must-See Video
The Lakers celebrated their 15th title yesterday with a high-energy parade in front of tens of thousands of jubilant fans. But let's be honest: It paled in comparison to a certain power forward's dance during the Lakers' 2001 parade ...

 
Game To Watch
Tigers (Porcello) at Cardinals (Pineiro), 8:15 p.m ET, MLB.TV
Detroit Tigers
St. Louis Cardinals
 
This Day In Sports History
 
 

SI Vault: More Joe Louis
1938 -- Babe Ruth is signed as a Dodgers coach.
1941 -- Joe Louis knocks out Billy Conn in the 13th round for heavyweight title.
1947 -- Cincinnati's Red Ewell Blackwell no-hits the Boston Braves.
1967 -- Houston's Don Wilson no-hits the Atlanta Braves.
1972 -- U.S. Supreme Court confirms lower court rulings in Curt Flood case, upholding baseball's exemption from antitrust laws.
1986 -- Don Sutton becomes 19th pitcher to win 300 games.
 
 

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