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Dustin Pedroia, slowed at the plate by a balky knee, will have the knee looked at. Pedroia was injured on the first play of the game May 16 when the Orioles' Brian Roberts hit a ball off the chest of Daisuke Matsuzaka. Pedroia fielded the ball and landed on his knee. "I banged it hard and it has been bothering me ever since," he said. He described the procedure, which will be done at Massachusetts General Hospital, as a "needle with a camera on it" that will determine the extent of the damage. If necessary, Pedroia then would have the surgery immediately. "It could keep me out a month," he said after Wednesday night's 11-6 victory against the Yankees. (The Boston Globe)Comment
A spot for Evan Turner may be opening. Amid increasing signals that the Philadelphia 76ers are finally prepared to deal Andre Iguodala after years of trade speculation, another potential swap has surfaced that would send the swingman to the Los Angeles Clippers for center Chris Kaman, sources with knowledge of the discussions told ESPN.com. Although it's believed that the trade has not yet advanced past the discussion phase, sources told ESPN.com that the teams have discussed an Iguodala-for-Kaman swap. The Clippers have long maintained that the only scenario that would convince them to part with Kaman -- whose career has been plagued by injuries but who had an All-Star season in 2010 -- is getting an elite small forward in return. (ESPN.com)Comment
Steve Tambellini is becoming a more popular guy. With the NHL draft fast approaching, Tambellini is open to dealing the No. 1 selection. The Edmonton Oilers general manager has had discussions with some of his counterparts around the league and remains willing to discuss a trade leading up to the June 24 draft in Minnesota. It's the second straight year Edmonton has held the top pick. "I've had a few calls [from] people kicking the tires of how they can help me make the Oilers a better team," Tambellini said Wednesday after the NHL's GMs meeting. "For me to move the No. 1 pick it would have to be obviously something exceptional. Because this is a huge building block again for us." (The Globe and Mail)Comment
Boston Bruins leftwinger Brad Marchand exults following his goal in the Bruins' 4-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Remember Sebastian Telfair? The high school wunderkind, who appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated at the age of 19, hasn't set the NBA on fire, but boy was he a revelation on the playground. In honor of his birthday, we're turning back the clock.
Game To Watch
Following a feeble Game 4 performance, LeBron James and the Miami Heat look to steal a win in Dallas in Game 5 of the NBA finals, 9 p.m. ET, ABC.
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SI Vault: More Mario Lemieux
This Day in Sports
- 1984 -- The Pittsburgh Penguins use their fist pick overall to select Mario Lemieux in the NHL Entry Draft.
- 1985 -- The Los Angeles Lakers win the NBA title by defeating the Boston Celtics. Kareem Abdul Jabbar scores a game-high 29 points in victory.
- 1990 -- Monica Seles becomes the youngest winner in French Open history after defeating Steffi Graf.
- 2008 -- Cincinnati's Ken Griffey Jr. hits his 600th career home run.