FOX's Jay Glazer is kicking things off with a training-camp tour, and he crossed paths with ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Wednesday. Specifically, Glazer crossed paths with Mort's bus. A league source tells us that Mort's applying for a restraining order in the morning. (But if it's only a civil restraining order, Glazer won't have to worry about ESPN reporting on it.) (profootballtalk.com) Comment
Prince Fielder apparently wanted to deliver a message late Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium in the wake of the Dodgers' 17-4 thrashing of the Milwaukee Brewers. With a number of his teammates in pursuit, Fielder the Brewers' first baseman stormed into a tunnel leading to the Dodgers' clubhouse following the final out of a ninth inning in which he had been plunked on the right thigh with a pitch by reliever Guillermo Mota. Fielder was stopped outside the Dodgers' main clubhouse entrance by security guards and his own teammates, who forced him to retreat to the Brewers' clubhouse.(Los Angeles Times) Comment
Why are there all the rumors about an impending Canadiens trade and some expensive, big-name players? Perhaps, it's because Bob Gainey himself left the door open on July 1 when he announced the first wave of acquisitions and said he had until October to find the elusive big center. Or maybe it's because the salary cap and Dany Heatley's desire to be traded have set forces in motion. The most common rumour involves a hockey menage a trois involving San Jose, Ottawa and the Canadiens. The bottom line is Montreal gets big center Patrick Marleau; Heatley goes to San Jose and Ottawa gets Tomas Plekanec and Jaroslav Halak and/or Roman Hamrlik. (Montreal Gazette) Comment
The Cardinals' Albert Pujols follows through on a grand slam during the 10th inning of St. Louis 12-7 win in New York on Tuesday. It was the fifth grand slam Pujols has hit this year. (AP)
1986 -- Steve Carlton becomes second pitcher to throw 4,000 strikeouts. 1969 -- Pirate Willie Stargell becomes first player to hit ball out of L.A.'s Dodger Stadium. 1963 -- Craig Breedlove sets world land speed record of 407.45 mph.
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