March 11, 2013
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Ravens to part with playoff hero Boldin?

Baltimore has at least one hard decision to make, in this case with veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin. The Ravens asked [Boldin] to accept a $2 million pay cut of his $6 million base salary, according to league sources with knowledge of the situation. In what remains a fluid situation, Boldin has declined. ... One source stated early Saturday morning, "Unless something dramatic happens, it's an absolute done deal that Anquan will be released." The Ravens were on the verge of releasing Boldin at one point Friday afternoon, and he had prepared a statement thanking the fans for their support for his time in Baltimore. The Ravens haven't given up on working something out with Boldin. (The Baltimore Sun) Comment

New concern in Rose's return

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose remains out, and there may be a new development in just what that's the case. ESPN's Doris Burke spoke with the former MVP before Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers and reported that although Rose has been taking full contact in practice for well over a month, his hamstrings are "on fire" after those workouts. Rose added that he won't return to the court until he's past those issues. A team source told on Friday that one reason why Rose has been hesitant to play despite being medically cleared is because he still is struggling to dunk the same way off his surgically repaired left knee. (ESPN Chicago) Comment

Sox face opening without Big Papi

A spring training win over the Rays on Sunday was largely overshadowed by news of the Red Sox losing more than an hour of sleep due to daylight savings. They also lost any realistic shot that David Ortiz is going to be ready in time for Opening Day on April 1. And pegging a realistic date for when Ortiz is actually going to play has become a big ol' waste of time, because the only thing we've learned this spring training about his 2012 injury is that it is taking a l-o-o-n-n-n-g-g-g time to heal. The discomfort Ortiz is feeling in his right heel is the result of "inflammation in the bony area of the heel," manager John Farrell said in Port Charlotte, Fla., after a 6-2 victory yesterday against the Tampa Bay Rays. (Boston Herald) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

After doubling in the tying and go-ahead scores in the eighth inning, Adam Jones adds an insurance run for the United States as they beat Canada, 9-4, to advance in the World Baseball Classic. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Must-See Video

DeAndre Jordan highlighted a 129-97 Clippers blowout over the Pistons with one of the highlight dunks of the year.

This Day in Sports
SI Vault: Bobby Hull
  • 1978 -- Bobby Hull joined Gordie Howe as the only two NHL players to score 1,000 career goals.
  • 1930 -- Babe Ruth signed a two-year, $80,000 contract with the New York Yankees.
  • 1990 -- Jennifer Capriati, 13 years old, played her first professional tennis match.

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