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NHL's Avery parties with GQ model
Hilary Rhoda isn't just a football fan -- she's also a hockey fan. Having dated new Jet QB Marc Sanchez (after posing with him in GQ and helping him celebrate his $50 million contract), the curvy brunette looked very cozy with Ranger Sean Avery last night at Brother Jimmy's in Murray Hill. "They were doing shots of Jack Daniels and Patron, and she had her hands on his arm as they canoodled at the corner of the bar," said our spy. "Sanchez was nowhere to be found."
(New York Post)
Bulls want Duke's Henderson?
The Bulls have held trade talks with several teams about packaging the 16th and 26th picks into one higher selection, with two league sources insisting the target is Duke shooting guard Gerald Henderson.
(Chicago Tribune)
Portis denies rift with Zorn
Redskins running back Clinton Portis said that reports of a rift between him and coach Jim Zorn are wrong. "How this story came about, I have no idea," Portis said. "There's nothing going on. There's no beef between me and Coach Zorn. We're on good terms at this present moment. There's no problem." Portis, who attended many of the organized team activities that finished on June 11 at Redskin Park, had a well-publicized spat with Zorn after the coach benched the slumping running back at halftime of the Dec. 7 loss at Baltimore. But Portis said that flareup was "a long time ago" and that ProFootball Talk was needlessly trying to make trouble where none exists.
(Washington Times)
Must-See Photo
Shawn Moreland gets thrown from Spring Planting during the Saddle Bronc competition at the Reno Rodeo on Monday. (AP)
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This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Michael Johnson
1969 -- Joe Frazier stops Jerry Quarry in the eighth round at Madison Square Garden for the world heavyweight title.
1972 -- President Nixon signs the Higher Education Act of 1972. Title IX of this act bars sex bias in athletics and other activities at colleges receiving federal assistance.
1996 -- Michael Johnson breaks the world record in the men's 200 meters in 19.66 seconds at the U.S. track and field trials in Atlanta.

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