According to the same source that disclosed Terry Porter was about to be fired as Suns coach, the Rockets are leaning toward swapping Tracy McGrady's expiring $22M contract, Carl Landry and Aaron Brooks for Leandro Barbosa and Amare Stoudemire, who owns an escape clause after next season and is demanding an extension this summer to waive it. (New York Post) Comment
There's buzz that the Vikings might sign ex-Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison, 36, who is near the end of his career and has tender knees, to a one-year, low-end deal to provide competition for Sidney Rice.
Rangers outfielder Marlon Byrd confirmed a Yahoo Sports report that said he is using supplements provided by BALCO founder Victor Conte, who supplied banned performance-enhancing drugs to several athletes and is linked to all-time home-run leader Barry Bonds. The relationship started 18 months ago, according to the report, and Byrd said he trusts Conte unconditionally. Byrd stressed that he only uses supplements that are approved by the National Sanitation Foundation, which is the organization that provides major-league baseball with a list of approved and banned substances. (Dallas Morning News) Comment
Neither Sergio Ramos (center) nor Spanish keeper Iker Casillas could stop USA's Clint Dempsey's goal in the 74th minute of their Confederations Cup semifinal match. The Americans upset the world's top team, 2-0. (AP)
This should be a sport ... and we should praise this cat for its persistence and tenacity.
1930 -- Max Schmeling becomes the first German -- and European -- heavyweight world champion after he beats Jack Sharkey for the vacant title in New York. 1948 -- Ben Hogan wins the U.S. Open with a record 276, five lower than Ralph Guldahl's 1937 record. 1991 -- The Chicago Bulls win the first NBA championship in the team's 25-year history.
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