May 21, 2009
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Truth & Rumors
White Sox inquire about Padres' Peavy
A team from Chicago is showing interest in trading four players for Jake Peavy -- but for now, it's not the Cubs. It's the White Sox. According to Padres personnel, Peavy met with Padres manager Bud Black late Wednesday night to discuss a trade overture from the Sox. Peavy, whose consent would be needed for a trade to any club, declined all comment after meeting with Black.
(San Diego Union Tribune)
Irish in talks to play at Yankee Stadium
The tradition of college football at Yankee Stadium could be in the embryonic stages of being revived at the new Yankee Stadium. Jack Swarbrick, Notre Dame's athletic director, said the Yankees were open to having college football at the new Stadium, and he would like the Fighting Irish to be the first team to play there. Swarbrick stressed that no dates had been discussed. "We've been in contact with Yankee Stadium and asked and inquired," Swarbrick said. "We will be discussing games with them, but we haven't entered into any substantive discussions."(New York Times)
NASCAR gearing up for TV network
The NASCAR Media Group is not even two years old, but nowhere is the sanctioning body spending more money or more carefully plotting its future. Over the next few months, the media group will start moving out of its cozy, well-worn offices just south of downtown Charlotte. Its new $45 million home -- $30 million in state-of-the-art equipment, $15 million in construction -- will be adjoining the sparkling NASCAR Hall of Fame building in the heart of downtown, where it will occupy floors two through five of the 19-story office tower. Inside, the group will have everything it needs to start its own network, from multiple studios and control rooms, to full graphics and high-definition capability. Even though the hall of fame won't open for another year, the office space adjoining the attraction will be ready for occupancy in June. It will give NASCAR nearly limitless options when it enters the next round of media talks -- its current deals for TV, radio, mobile and the Internet expire in 2014. And the idea of joining Major League Baseball, the NBA, NHL and NFL in starting its own network will be part of the discussion.(Sports Business Journal)
Must-See Photo
Magic center Dwight Howard brought down the shot clock at The Q in Cleveland Wednesday night with a thunderous dunk in the first quarter of Orlando's 107-106 win. (AP)
Must-See Video
Four! King Charles shows how dangerous his swing can be.
Game To Watch
Nuggets vs. Lakers, 9 p.m ET. Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals.
Denver Nuggets
L.A. Lakers
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Joe Dimaggio
1948 -- New York Yankee Joe Dimaggio hits for cycle.
1966 -- Muhammad Ali TKOs Henry Cooper in six for heavyweight boxing title.
1996 -- Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens beats Yankees for his 200th win.

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