Morning Jolt: Iverson intrigues Celtics

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Wednesday, November 25

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Red Sox-Jays deal-killer?

The Red Sox are making a push to obtain Toronto ace Roy Halladay before the start of baseball's winter meetings Dec. 7, according to industry sources. But the Blue Jays reportedly want top prospect Casey Kelly along with young starter Clay Buchholz. The Sox could retreat from the deal if the Blue Jays continue to demand Kelly. The 20-year-old was their first pick in the 2006 draft and signed for $3 million. (Boston Globe)Comment

Iverson intrigues Celtics

Just to be clear on this, Allen Iverson is not walking through that door. But the possibility is something the Celtics have considered - and could revisit. Danny Ainge always has been a fan of Iverson, and he tried very hard to get him here in the summer of 2006 and the season that followed. A number of times, the Celtics president of basketball operations was in talks with the 76ers before Iverson was shipped to Denver. (Boston Herald)Comment

Bears deny shopping for coach, GM

From WSCR-AM 670: Someone in the Bears' organization at a level above general manager Jerry Angelo has begun surveying options for changing the coach or general manager, or both, according to Hub Arkush, a football expert on WSCR-AM 670 and publisher of Pro Football Weekly. Arkush specifically named former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan, who groomed Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and helped him earn a Pro Bowl berth in Denver; former Steelers coach Bill Cowher and former Buccaneers and Raiders coach Jon Gruden. All three have won Super Bowls. Asked about the report, a team source said, "There's absolutely no truth" to the report. (Chicago Tribune)Comment

Must-See Photo

Marvin Williams of the Atlanta Hawks is all smiles during the Hawks Thanksgiving Event at Gateway Center.

Must-See Video

U.S. Olympic gymnast Alicia Sacramone, who recently revealed she's dating Browns QB Brady Quinn, demonstrates that the professional football player may not be the toughest person in their relationship.

Game To Watch

Miami Heat (8-5) at Orlando Magic (11-3), 7:30 p.m.

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SI Vault: Rollie Fingers

This Day in Sports

  • 1920 -- The first play-by-play broadcast of a football game was aired in College Station, TX. The game was between the University of Texas and Texas A&M.
  • 1965 -- The first color broadcast of an NFL game aired on CBS. The Detroit Lions and the Baltimore Colts played to a 24-24 tie.
  • 1976 -- O.J. Simpson (Buffalo Bills) ran for 273 yards against the Detroit Lions.
  • 1981 -- Rollie Fingers is 1st relief pitcher to win AL MVP