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Clubhouse rift in Boston

While Theo Epstein hints at changes in Boston, Dustin Pedroia was more direct. A clear divide is opening between the veterans of the team's World Series and playoff runs and the new players who were acquired to bolster the club this winter. Marco Scutaro seems like the only truly assimilated player of the bunch. It's not hard to read between the lines. "A lot of guys that have been here, we-re not used to this," Pedroia said. "We'll grind it out, but we've got to find a way to start winning some games." (Boston Herald) Comment

Pete Carroll's new favorite WR

Thanks to injuries thinning depth at wide receiver, former USC star Mike Williams, who has been out of the NFL since 2007, impressed Pete Carroll. "One of the guys that popped out was Mike Williams," Carroll said. "To see Mike come out and be effective for the second straight camp, that's a really good sign for him. He's definitely in a place where he's really competitive. Physically it's the best I've seen him since maybe his sophomore year of college. He's very serious about it, so maybe he has a chance to give us some help." (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) Comment

Bird annoints LeBron

A second MVP now in his bag, the question, even relatively early in his career, is worth asking. How great is LeBron James? The back-to-back NBA MVPs speak volumes (LBJ joins Pettit, Bird, Mailman and Duncan as the only multiple winners in league history at the forward position) but so does the endorsement of legendary forwards as well: "He's one guy in the league that I think he'll probably be better than all of us when it's all said and done." -- Larry Bird (NBA.com) Comment

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Baltimore's Ty Wigginton runs away from Adam Jones and Cesar Izturis after he drove in the winning run against the Boston during the 10th inning of Sunday's game in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

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This Day in Sports
SI Vault: More New York Yankees
  • 1936 -- Yankees Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio makes his major league debut. He got three hits.
  • 1969 -- U.S. President Nixon attended the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. It was the first time a sitting U.S. president attended the race.
  • 1980 -- Texas pitcher Ferguson Jenkins becomes the fourth player to win 100 games in both the American and National League.
  • 2007 -- The Golden State Warriors defeat the Dallas Mavericks in Game 6. It was the first time a No. 8 seed team defeated a No. 1 seed team in a seven-game series.

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