Lakers owner Jerry Buss, 75, was relaxed and humorous Sunday in an interview, revealing with a glint in his eye how badly he wanted a Finals rematch with Boston while also saying how much he wanted to keep Kobe Bryant if the 10-time All-Star became an unrestricted free agent next July. Along those lines, Buss said he would continue to pay luxury taxes on an annual basis "if that's what it takes to win." He also envisioned Coach Phil Jackson staying beyond the expiration of his contract after next season because "this team looks like a delight.".(Los Angeles Times) Comment
USC tailback Broderick Green, a redshirt freshman from Arkansas, will no longer practice with the team and will transfer at the end of the fall semester, Coach Pete Carroll confirmed Sunday. USCfootball.com, a website not affiliated with the university, reported late Saturday night that Green had told coaches he intended to transfer because of family reasons. (Los Angeles Times) Comment
Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has not ruled out the possibility of returning to Atletico Madrid, but insists it won't be any time soon. Torres earned legendary status at Atletico before moving to Liverpool in 2007. The 24-year-old Spain international said it was the right time to leave, but he would love to wear the red and white of Atletico again. (Foxsports) Comment
Chicago Blackhawks' Matt Walker right, fights with Calgary Flames' Brandon Prust in the third period of Sunday's game in Chicago's 6-1 win. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
1963 -- Gordie Howe takes over NHL career goal lead at 545. 1945 -- College football's No. 1 Army beats No. 2 Notre Dame, 48-0. 1953 -- Giants end their tour of Japan (players got $331 of $3,000 promised). 1991 -- Martina Navratilova ties Chris Evert with 157 pro tennis tournament wins.
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