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Bynum injury worse than reports?

Kobe pronounced himself "pleasantly surprised" by his health. Of course, by then Andrew Bynum had been found to have a "small tear" of cartilage in his right knee, but had put off surgery. "Everything had to be checked off between doctors," Coach Phil Jackson said Monday. "No further harm would be done accordingly." That's not language typically associated with tears, which, by definition, could tear more. "No, I can't certainly explain that to you," Jackson said when asked about it. "You have to go through our crack medical crew." In any case, good luck, Andrew. (Los Angeles Times) Comment

Don't expect to see Fox back for Carolina

Painting Larry Brown against John Fox, the latter's dig on Panthers management -- "We've got a budget and that had something to do with it" -- qualifies as a dig. While Brown wears his heart on his sleeve, Fox conceals his under bone, blood and a daily cliche avalanche. That's why the Harris comment was newsworthy. It signified a little tear in the Panthers' upper-management fabric. And it also made me think it's more likely than not that Fox won't return to coach Carolina in 2011. (Charlotte Observer) Comment

White Sox waiting for Game 60 to panic?

Now 10-15, White Sox GM Ken Williams isn't anywhere near tearing up the roster. "I don't think anyone is really prepared to make any deals right now," Williams said Monday. "And any interest expressed in any players out there who are impact guys have been done so for quite some time. "There really isn't much substance to anything at this stage of the season. Another 30 games, and you'll start to see talk pick up. If you're not playing well, it doesn't make any sense to go down those roads anyway. You've got to warrant that." Williams reiterated that 60 games re (Chicago Tribune) Comment

Must-See Photo
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Steve Nash busts a move during a break in the action of last night's Phoenix victory over San Antonio. (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images)

Must-See Video

Rajon Rondo does his Hakeem Olajuwon imitation during last night's Game 2 victory over Cleveland.

This Day in Sports
SI Vault: More Willie Mays
  • 1965 -- Willie Mays hits his 512th career home run, breaking Mel Ott's National League record.
  • 1974 -- At the 100th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr. aboard Cannonade wins in 2:04.
  • 1980 -- White Sox first baseman Mike Squires catches final inning of 11-1 loss to Brewers, becoming the first lefty to catch since Dale Long in 1958.
  • 2002 -- Barry Bonds hits his 400th home run as a Giant, leading his team to a 3-0 win over Cincinnati. Bonds is the first player to hit 400 homers for one team and 100 with another

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