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Shiancoe, Sharper tweet battle a sham?

Visanthe Shiancoe and Darren Sharper seemed to be heating up the Twittersphere with something that was getting out of hand. But Shiancoe said in text messages to the Pioneer Press that Sharper "isn't mad at all" and that they talked Wednesday. "I can't believe that anyone is falling for his nonsense," Shiancoe said. The supposed cyber feud began May 21 when Sharper stated on Twitter that "X marks the spot" in reference to Vikings quarterback Brett Favre's surgically repaired ankle. ... "We are serious about being physical," Shiancoe told the Pioneer Press. Physical but not dirty. (Saint Paul Pioneer Press) Comment

Stern: Free agents have a lot to learn

David Stern has some advice for the superstar free agent class of 2010: Have your summit, and, for advice, watch the NBA Finals. The possibility that Dwyane Wade, as he said recently, was convening a free-agent summit with LeBron James, Amar'e Stoudemire, Joe Johnson, Chris Bosh and others to see how they might best navigate the summer signing frenzy, did not draw the ire of N.B.A. Commissioner David Stern. Rather, it intrigued him. "I was wondering whether they would get together, eight players, and they'll all look at D-Wade's ring?" Stern said. ... "They'd be better off watching these finals to see how you construct a team and how you play and the like." (The New York Times) Comment

Camden Yards to host Winter Classic?

Now that the Caps, who agreed to travel for a Winter Classic, will have one of their own, it's a matter of where it will be played -- in D.C. or Baltimore. [An] advocate for a D.C. venue is Nationals President Stan Kasten, who confirmed his team is prepared to make a hard charge to put on the Winter Classic. That aggressive bid will be led by Mark Lerner, a minority owner of the Capitals whose family owns the Nationals. ... "Let's face it, Nationals Park is the premier venue in the most important city in the world," Kasten said. "I can't imagine it being anywhere but Nationals Park." Asked if Lerner's connection to both teams could facilitate a deal, Bettman said, "It certainly doesn't hurt." (The Washington Post) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

The day after his blown call denied Armando Galarraga (right) a perfect game, umpire Jim Joyce receives the lineup card from Tigers pitcher before a game against the Indians at Detroit's Comerica Park on Thursday night. Joyce was moved to tears by the crowd's generally forgiving reaction and Galarraga's gracious acceptance of his mistake. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Must-See Video

Kobe Bryant leads his Lakers to a 102-89 win in Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Los Angeles.

Game To Watch

Blackhawks at Flyers, Game 4, Stanley Cup Final, 8 pm ET, VERSUS, CBC, RDS

This Day in Sports
SI Vault: More Sandy Koufax
  • 1964 -- Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers throws the third no-hitter of his career, beating the Phillies, 3-0
  • 1972 -- A record eight shutouts are pitched in the major leagues: five the AL, three in the NL
  • 1973 -- Margaret Court beats Chris Evert (6-7, 7-6, 6-4) to win the French Open women's title
  • 1974 -- The NFL grants the Seahawks franchise to Seattle
  • 1984 -- Arnold Palmer fails to make the US Open for the first time in 32 years

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