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Vick thought he'd return as starter
Eagles QB Michael Vick is finally headed back to regular-season NFL action, even if it's not coming how he envisioned it would. Vick, in an interview with CBS to air Sunday, said he thought he would be a starting quarterback upon his return to the NFL. "This is not the exact scenario I thought would play out," Vick told CBS. "I thought I'd be playing with a team and actually starting." Either Donovan McNabb or Kevin Kolb will start at quarterback for the Eagles, depending on the status of McNabb's cracked rib. Head coach Andy Reid has said that Vick is not ready yet to be a starter.
(USA Today)
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Yanks, Red Sox may out-bid Twins for Mauer
Joe Mauer, 26, can become a free agent after the 2010 season. When contract talks get serious after this season, the Twins are expected to try to sign Mauer for about $120 million over seven years. The New York Yankees, however, with catcher Jorge Posada at 38 years old, are expected to offer more money and possibly more years. Boston catcher Jason Varitek is 37, and it's clear the big spending Red Sox would love to have Mauer for the next seven or eight years.
(St. Paul Pioneer Press)
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Marciulionis, Sabonis joining Nets?
One NBA executive with strong Eastern European ties says to expect Russian and Lithuanian basketball legends Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis to be included in a dramatically changed Nets organization. With CSKA, new Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov tried to hire Toronto Raptors assistant GM Maurizio Gherardini but was spurned. He could revisit the Italian executive for the Nets' top job, and it wouldn't be long until the NBA had its first foreign coach, Ettore Messina.
(Yahoo! Sports)
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Must-See Photo
 
Charles Huerta exchanges punches with Rodrigo Aranda during a fight in Los Angeles last night. Huerta would go on to defeat Aranda. (Photo by Jacob de Golish/Getty Images)
 
Must-See Video
Female runner takes a spill right before the finish line.

 
Game To Watch
Red Sox at Yankees, 7:05 p.m ET, ESPN
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This Day In Sports History
 
 

SI Vault: More Willie Mays
1965 -- Willie Mays, 34, becomes the oldest man to hit 50 home runs in a single season.
1965 -- At 59 years old, Satchel Paige pitches three shutout innings against the Boston Red Sox.
1997 -- NBC sportscaster Marv Albert pleads guilty to assault and battery of a lover.
2001 -- Michael Jordan announced that he would return to the NBA as a player for the Washington Wizards.

 
 

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