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Knicks' LeBron connection bad news?

LeBron James' seeking the counsel of a Knicks player could be bad news for Big Apple hoops fans. James, according to a source, has contacted Knicks center Eddy Curry about working out together at some point during the offseason. ... If James were to ask Curry about [Mike] D'Antoni, chances are that Curry would not provide a glowing report. Several Knicks complained during the season about D'Antoni's lack of communication over their roles and status. Whether that hurts the Knicks' chances of signing James remains to be seen. (New York Daily News) Comment

Manuel unconcerend with job status

With Jeff Wilpon on the Mets trail in Atlanta, speculation turned to the job security of Jerry Manuel and Omar Minaya. [Wilpon] was fresh out of a 90-minute, closed-door meeting with his manager, his GM, his assistant GM, and a handful of coaches, and had a simple message he wanted to deliver. "I didn't come here to fire anybody, guys," [Wilpon] said. ... Manuel seemed himself. "I haven't been concerned about my status," he said with a chuckle. "Maybe I should be." (New York Post) Comment

Strasburg in for slow start?

History suggests Stephen Strasburg will struggle, at least a little, out of the gate -- even if Curt Schilling believes Strasburg could immediately be the best pitcher in baseball. All this comes on top of last year's headlines declaring that Strasburg was the best amateur draft prospect in history and often threw 100 to 102 mph. So far, that looks like 96 to 98 with good sink, except when he works from the stretch, when his velocity dips a bit. ... There's precedent, and more than a little of it, for 21-years-olds with monster arms and control who can dominate the big leagues from their first day. That could be Strasburg. But it doesn't have to be. (Washington Post) Comment

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Must-See Photo

Outfielder Marcus Thames makes his mark on the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry with a two-run game-winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning off Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon Monday night.

Must-See Video

We've got to hand it to the deer in this battle of man vs. nature.

Game To Watch

The Celtics look to further frustrate Dwight Howard in Game 2 of the East finals in Orlando, 8:30 p.m. ET

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SI Vault: More Reggie Jackson
  • 1946 -- Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson born.
  • 1982 -- Tigers outfielder Larry Herndon becomes the fourth player in major league history to hit four consecutive home runs.
  • 1971 -- The Montreal Canadiens beat the Chicago Blackhawks in secven games to win the Stanley Cup.

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