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Morning Jolt: The NFL's next 2,000-yard man?

Wednesday, June 2

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The NFL's next 2,000-yard man?

Among notable players on a list of could-be breakout performers in 2010, one report lauds the potential of Kansas City's Jamaal Charles. Is he the next Chris Johnson? He went from 629 total yards rushing and receiving to 1,417 from his first to second season. As the offense matures, he could hit 2,000 yards from scrimmage. (

Home woes will doom Celtics

The Celtics may be a better team than when they won their last title, but their inconsistency at home serves as a worry. Boston is 6-3 on the road this postseason, so it isn't difficult to envision them escaping Staples Center with a split. But even if they do, it is difficult to imagine the Celtics winning three straight games at home against anybody -- much less the defending champs. In the end, it will come down to home court, the Celtics' probable inability to protect theirs, the Lakers' vastly improved defensive toughness, and of course, Bryant's laser-like pursuit of his rightful place among the greatest and most decorated champions ever to play. (

Capello to spy on England players

England coach Fabio Capello is to spy on his star players in their own hotel rooms, through their hi-tech TV sets. The Italian has already told how he is determined to stamp out any inappropriate behavior at the World Cup and has banned all WAGs. Reports have revealed he will be able to call on England players 24 hours a day using their hotel televisions. Capello's decision to enforce a sex ban is designed to ensure his stars conserve energy. Capello has told players they can only meet with their loved ones once a week, leaving WAGS like Abigail Clancy (Peter Crouch's girlfriend) out in the cold. (Daily Star)Comment

Must-See Photo

Matt Kemp, in headlock, is greeted by teammates after hitting a solo home run in the 10th inning to give the Dodgers a 1-0 win over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. It was Kemp's first career walkoff homer. :: AP Photo/Carlos Delgado

Must-See Video

Tuesday at the SEC meetings, Urban Meyer revealed the ailment -- esophageal spasms -- that led to his leave of absence in January. Meyer is feeling fine now, as evidenced by this classic confrontation with a reporter during spring practices in March.

Game To Watch

Stanley Cup Finals, Game 3: Blackhawks at Flyers, 8 p.m. ET (Chicago leads series, 2-0)

  1. Chicago Blackhawks
  2. Philadelphia Flyers

SI Vault: Babe Ruth

This Day in Sports

  • 1925 -- Lou Gehrig begins his 2,130 consecutive game streak.
  • 1935 -- Babe Ruth, 40, announced that he was retiring from baseball.
  • 1941 -- Lou Gehrig, 37, died in New York of the degenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.