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According to Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, rookie halfback Le'Veon Bell looks ready to go, and might start Sunday against the Vikings in London. Pardon quarterback Ben Roethlisberger if he does not get too excited about the news. ... Roethlisberger was skeptical when he talked about Bell's prospects of playing on his show Tuesday on 93.7 The Fan. "Honestly, I have no idea with him," Roethlisberger said. "You can't get a read on him. One day, he's practicing, one day, he's not; one day, he's going hard, the next day, he's not. I wish I could. If he was a guy like Heath Miller that you knew was busting his butt every day to get back there ... Le'Veon is a rookie, I don't know him quite well enough yet. But if he can come back and help us, we'll take him." (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)Comment
Coming off a rout of Texas and an idle weekend that followed, Ole Miss has some momentum and enters the weekend with a swagger. But there stands top-ranked Alabama. The No. 21 Rebels travel to Tuscaloosa at 5:30 p.m. Saturday to face a Crimson Tide program they haven't beaten in nine years. Ole Miss (3-0) hasn't won in Bryant-Denny Stadium since 1988, but this year feels different, several Rebels said. ... "Yeah, I think we can put points on them," quarterback Bo Wallace said. "I think we can put points on anybody. We just have to show up and play. It's the same thing every week, let's stay on schedule, control the tempo and don't have any turnovers." The Rebels threw three interceptions against Alabama last year, but have just one through three games this season. (AL.com)Comment
At this point, it may simply be a matter of time. Dale Sveum is a fine baseball man. If he loses his job as Cubs manager, he can simply return to coaching, becoming an asset to any team that hires him. Who knows, maybe one day he would even get a chance to manage again. But let's get one thing straight: The Cubs did not hire Sveum to be a long-term answer. He was the caretaker, the bridge to the big-name manager who would "complete the job" once the team was ready to win. Sveum knew it. The Cubs knew it. Everyone knew it. So no one should pity Sveum if the Cubs dump him to hire Joe Girardi or some other manager. Not when Sveum has a year left on his contract, and not when the regressions of several developing Cubs raises the question of whether Sveum is right for a rebuilding club. (FOX Sports)Comment
Nate McLouth raises his glove after diving into the stands to catch a foul ball in the Baltimore Orioles' 3-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/MCT via Getty Images)
Amar'e Stoudemire argues why discussion that he and Carmelo Anthony can't play together is unjustified.
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This Day in Sports
- 1926 -- The Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks are granted NHL franchises.
- 1960 -- Satchel Paige becomes the oldest person to play in a Major League game, pitching three innings at age 59.
- 1982 -- Northwestern snaps its NCAA-record 34-game losing streak with a 31-6 victory over Northern Illinois.
- 2001 -- Michael Jordan announces his intentions to return to the NBA and play for the Washington Wizards.
- 2006 -- The New Orleans Saints earn an emotional victory in their first game in the Superdome since Hurricane Katrina, beating the Falcons 23-3.