June 10, 2009
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Brady falls out of boat
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen caused quite a splash at Community Boating Inc. on Beacon Hill the other day when the New England Patriots QB/QT flipped his rented kayak and had to be fished out of the Charles River! "They got wet," said someone Who Was there. "But they seemed to have a great time."
(Boston Herald)
Mayfield: I inhaled fumes
Suspended for failing a drug test, driver Jeremy Mayfield said he "inhaled fumes from a fiery wreck in the Talladega race," according to more court papers filed in the battle between Mayfield and NASCAR. Mayfield was indefinitely suspended May 9 for failing a random drug test conducted May 1 at Richmond International Raceway. He filed suit to overturn his suspension on May 29. In legal papers obtained Monday, a response by NASCAR drug testing firm Aegis Labs said a doctor asked Mayfield if he had taken any diet medications or inhalers, specifically, Vick's Inhaler. Mayfield said he had not, the papers say.
(Charlotte Observer)
Harrington going Happy Gilmore?
Padraig Harrington might have found the secret to low scores at the new and improved Hazeltine National Golf Club, which at 7,678 yards will be the longest course in major tournament history when the 91st PGA Championship tees up in August. If all else fails, Harrington can go Happy Gilmore on the Chaska links, hitting tee shots after a running start like the Adam Sandler character. The motion is more of a hop, skip and a jump leading up to the swing, and the 37-year-old Irishman says he adds about 35 yards to his tee shots when he hits the ball that way. Harrington, the 2008 PGA Championship winner who conducted telephone interviews with the local press during Hazeltine's media day Tuesday, started hitting the ball that way on the range when a friend dared him two years ago. The hitting motion reminded him of hurling, an Irish game he played as a youth that is much like lacrosse. "The very first time I had a go at it, I hit the ball spot on," Harrington said of his Gilmore-esque running tee shots. "I have no problem striking it. It just takes a few shots to get the consistency down." Harrington averaged 296.3 yards off the tee in PGA Tour events last year and is averaging 283.5 through 11 tournaments this year. He averaged 330 in several tests Gilmore-style. But admittedly, that was just for fun.
(St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Must-See Photo
Pau Gasol was feeling down in the dumps after his L.A. Lakers lost to the Orlando Magic, 108-104, in Game 3 of the NBA Finals at Amway Arena on June 9, 2009 in Orlando, Florida. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Must-See Video
Pittsburgh Penguins force Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final with gritty, 2-1 over the Detroit Red Wings.
Game To Watch
Yankees vs. Red Sox, 7:10 p.m ET
New York (0-6) still seeking its first win of the season against its ancient rival.
New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Larry Bird
1984 -- Larry Bird named Finals MVP as Boston Celtics win NBA Championship, beating LA Lakers in Game 7, 111-102.
1984 -- Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (3-6, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 7-5) to win the French Open men's singles championship.
1986 -- A. Bartlett Giamatti, who would later become MLB commissioner, is named president of the National League.
1996 -- Patrick Roy and Colorado Avalanche sweep the Florida Panthers to win the Stanley Cup.

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