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With the job firmly in his hands, Michael Vick will now count a good deal on his legs. [Vick] revealed a surprising strategy for avoiding the injuries that have plagued him the past three years. He wants to run the ball more often -- and coach Chip Kelly's offense will give him that chance. "I will be a threat," Vick said Thursday. "I'm going to have my opportunities to do the things I like to do within this offense and to run the football. That's exciting." ... In Kelly's option-based offense, Vick will be able to run the ball more often. Of course, that means he will be subjected to more contact. "We have an answer for that -- 220 pounds standing right here, soaking wet," Vick said. Vick said he added weight and muscle in the offseason. He also worked to strengthen his legs. (ESPN.com)Comment
If baseball is a game of traditions rooted in history, few come with this level of consistency. Strike up the band, Los Angeles. Vin Scully is coming back. The Dodgers are expected to announce Friday that Scully, the finest broadcaster in baseball history, will return for a record 65th season in 2014. Scully is 85. The Dodgers never would kick him out of the broadcast booth, but he respects his audience too much to mumble around a microphone the way Willie Mays stumbled around center field for the New York Mets, in a sad close to a brilliant career. So Scully takes it year to year. This year, he has been invigorated by the best reality show in town, the richest-to-worst-to-first Dodgers. Next year? Sign him up. (Los Angeles Times)Comment
A team in transition, the Magic may be ready to truly turn the page. [It's] time to let the young guys play which means Orlando has to start trying to move off some guys. There is little doubt the Magic would like to move forward Glen Davis. ... [He] is not a part of the long-term puzzle and frankly Davis isn't overly thrilled with being on a team that's not challenging for the playoffs. Glen is coming off of surgery in July to replace a screw in his left foot and may not see the floor until December, which means moving him before training camp starts is almost impossible. He is one of the players to watch around the NBA trade deadline and if Davis can prove that he can stay healthy and productive there is a chance someone takes his final $6.6 million contract year. (HOOPSWORLD)Comment
Italy's Simone Corsi rides during the free practice session at the Czech Republic Grand Prix in Moto 2. (MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images)
Jayson Werth's expression as he receives a very slow pitch in this video? Priceless.
Game To Watch
Nationals at Royals, 8:10 p.m. ET
- Washington Nationals
- Kansas City Royals
SI Vault: Lance Armstrong
This Day in Sports
- 2012 -- Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong announces he will not contest the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency charges of doping. He is stripped of all of his Tour victories.
- 1995 -- Indians' Jose Mesa sets record with his 38th consecutive save
- 1988 -- Mike Tyson and Mitch Green brawl at 4 A.M. in Harlem.