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Morning Jolt: September 8, 2010

Wednesday, September 8

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Kindle to return this season?

After completing neurological tests in Baltimore on Tuesday, and saying he feels fine, Ravens linebacker Sergio Kindle believes he'll be cleared to play. Kindle, the team's top pick in the 2010 draft, suffered a hairline fracture of his skull after falling down two flights of stairs days before the start of training camp. Now he has to wait to see whether he'll be allowed to begin his NFL career. "I'm confident that I'll be cleared," Kindle told The Baltimore Sun on Tuesday night. "I thought the tests went well. But I don't have the final say. When the doctors give the results to the team, that will let me know if I can come back." (The Baltimore Sun)Comment

Villanueva putting 2009-10 behind him

Charlie Villanueva may have served the role of scapegoat in 2009-10. "It's definitely unfair, it's a team sport," Villanueva said. "Everybody has to be held accountable, not just me. The reason why I came here was because this was such a successful organization. It was a learning experience. The injuries, the chemistry wasn't there. We were only completely healthy for 11 games last year, and won seven. Last year is over with, and we have another crack at it this year." (The Detroit News)Comment

Mets debut may lead to more work

This is a good time of year for young debuts on teams looking with ever more faint hopes of the playoffs, and Dillon Gee certainly left an impression in his. Making his Major League debut in place of the injured Johan Santana, Gee took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before settling for his first career victory in a 4-1 win over the Nationals. "That went better than expected," Gee said, laughing. "I kind of blacked out, I think. I don't even know what happened out there." What happened was Gee more than handled a Nationals team that exploded for 13 runs a night earlier, transforming a spot start into an audition for future work. (

Must-See Photo

Members of the Atlanta Dream celebrate after sweeping the New York Liberty in the 2010 Eastern Conference Finals (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images).

Must-See Video

Check out this wheelchair double back flip.

First Ever Wheelchair Double Back Flip - Watch more Funny Videos

Game To Watch

Reds at Rockies, 8:40 p.m. ET

  1. Cincinnati Reds
  2. Colorado Rockies

SI Vault: More Herschel Walker

This Day in Sports

  • 1986 -- Herschel Walker plays his first game in the National Football League after leaving the New Jersey Generals of the USFL.
  • 1998 -- Mark McGwire hits his 62nd home run of the season, breaking Roger Maris' record.
  • 2002 -- The Houston Texans play their first regular season game, beating the Dallas Cowboys 19-10.
  • 2002 -- Pete Sampras wins his 14th Grand Slam title, beating Andre Agassi in the finals of the U.S. Open.