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Wednesday, December 1

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Greinke open to Yanks trade?

If the Yankees swing and miss on Cliff Lee, Zack Greinke may be in play. Though [Greinke] has a no-trade clause in his contract that includes the Yankees and other big-market teams, a source close to the right-hander suggested he would happily pitch anywhere that would provide a winning team. "I wouldn't put it past him to go to New York," the source said. "I don't think he'd rule out anybody. He says he likes New York. Especially because they're winners. He wants to go to a team that wins." (Yahoo! Sports)Comment

Albert Belle hopes for civility in Cleveland

A certain Indians slugger with a checkered relationship with the hometown fans has a wish for Thursday night. From one Cleveland villain to another, Albert Belle hopes LeBron James and Cavaliers fans can play nice Thursday at the Q. "My advice to LeBron is to take the high road and act professional," said Belle. "I hope the fans do the same. I don't want them to embarrass themselves on TV. I'd like to see everybody hug and kiss before the game and then the fans can boo the heck out of LeBron during the game." (The Plain Dealer)Comment

Vikes meet with L.A. groups

Citing "due diligence", the Vikings have included L.A. in their search for a new stadium venue. The Vikings have been approached by two different groups in Los Angeles that are looking for an NFL team to relocate to the city, according to Vikings vice president of public affairs Lester Bagley. Bagley revealed this information on Tuesday during a chat he conducted on the Vikings website that focused on the team's attempt to get a new stadium approved during the 2011 legislative session. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)Comment

Must-See Photo

Sixers' mascot Hip-Hop puts on a show during halftime of Tuesday's game against the Trail Blazers. (AP)

Must-See Video

Dwight Howard mocks Derek Anderson's memorable tirade.

Game To Watch

Michigan State vs. Duke, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

  1. Duke Blue Devils
  2. Michigan State Spartans

SI Vault: More Wilt Chamberlain

This Day in Sports

  • 1997 -- Golden State Warriors guard Latrell Sprewell attacks his coach P J Carlesimo.
  • 1984 -- Boston College QB Doug Flutie wins the 50th Heisman Trophy Award.
  • 1967 -- Wilt Chamberlain set NBA record of 22 free throws misses.