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Are Packers preparing to sign Vick?
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson's non-answer to a question about Michael Vick was more than just Ted being Ted. The team is doing thorough due diligence on the former NFL quarterback and has had legitimate discussions about the idea of signing him, according to sources.
(Wisconsin State Journal)
Big Baby upset with Celtics
Glen Davis now understands why the term "restricted free agent" is an oxymoron. The Celtics forward, discouraged by the lack of progress in talks with the team as well as shrinking options in the free agent market, posted his frustration Tuesday night on Twitter. As evidenced by his tweets, Davis' angst was tweaked in part by the C's signing of free agent power forward Shelden Williams to a veterans minimum contract earlier this week. A league source also confirmed the Celtics finally started discussing numbers with Davis in the past week and made an offer that was considered disappointing by the player's camp.(Boston Herald)
Dice-K clears air in English
Yesterday in the Red Sox clubhouse, Daisuke Matsuzaka prepared to speak with Boston media for the first time since his critical comments about the organization became public last week. For the first time since his Sox tenure began, spoke to a group of media in English. "I want to clear up a few things," Matsuzaka said. "It was not my intention to make the meeting public or to criticize the Red Sox. The person who wrote the article is my old, old friend. I still trust her and this has never happened before. Training, no problem. No problem with the Red Sox. We will work it all out. "I want to thank all my fans for their support and I can't wait to see all of you when I go back to Fenway Park. Thank you."
(Boston Globe)
Must-See Photo
The Phillies' Pedro Martinez throws in the first inning of a rehab assignment start with the Double-A Reading Phillies. Martinez struck out 11 in six innings against the Trenton Thunder on Wednesday. (AP)
Must-See Video
If this qualifies as a summer workout for LeBron James, maybe the Cavs should start worrying now.

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This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Ted Williams
1953 -- Ted Williams returns to the Red Sox from military duty in the Korean War.
1988 -- Rich Gossage records his 300th career save.
1890 -- Cy Young pitches his first major league baseball game.


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