Wednesday, February 2
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James Harrison took the occasion of media day to send a message ... sarcastically. "I don't want to hurt nobody, I don't want to step on nobody's foot and hurt their toe, I don't want to have no dirt or none of this rubber on the field fly into their eye and make their eye hurt, I just want to tackle them softly on the ground and, if y'all can, lay a pillow down where I'm going to tackle them so they don't hit the ground too hard, Mr. Goodell." You don't think Steelers linebacker James Harrison is bitter, do you? ... Bitter doesn't even begin to describe Harrison. "They took $100,000 out of my pocket," he said, glaring. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)Comment
Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski put all speculation to rest. "We are not signing Jeremy Bonderman," [Dombrowski] said Tuesday. Dombrowski said last week that the Tigers would be interested in bringing Bonderman to spring training if he'd agree to a minor-league contract -- but it appears Bonderman is about to sign a major-league contract elsewhere. Dombrowski also put to rest any speculation that the Tigers could be interested in Vladimir Guerrero. "He's been an outstanding player for a long time, but it's not a fit for us," the Tigers' GM said. "We're not involved in that, and haven't been." (The Detroit News)Comment
Out since Dec. 15 after suffering a broken bone in his left foot and a surgery that followed, Brandon Jennings is slowly returning to the lineup ... a little too slowly for his taste. A visibly frustrated [Jennings] walked off the court in the fourth quarter with the Milwaukee Bucks trailing the Los Angeles Clippers by one point [Monday night]. His time limit was up and he had to go to the bench after playing 17 minutes as he continued his comeback from surgery on his left foot. ... "It kind of took me out of my rhythm a little bit," Jennings said. "If I'm going to play limited minutes, I might as well just not play at all." (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)Comment
Steelers receiver Hines Ward does his best Troy Polamalu impersonation at Super Bowl XLV Media Day. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
On National Signing Day, check out highlights of the nation's No. 1 overall recruit, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Clowney is not expected to sign a letter of intent today.
Game To Watch
No. 17 Syracuse at No. 6 UConn, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN
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SI Vault: Pete Maravich
This Day in Sports
- 1943 -- Cubs return to original uniform after experimenting with a vest.
- 1949 -- Golfing champ Ben Hogan seriously injured in an auto accident.
- 1959 -- Vince Lombardi signs five-year contract to coach Green Bay Packers.
- 1970 -- Pete Maravich becomes first to score 3,000 college basketball points.