March 30, 2009
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Truth & Rumors
Kidd has sights set on Cleveland
This summer Jason Kidd will become an unrestricted free agent and there's a good chance that the Cavs will again look into his availability. He has said he wants to remain a Maverick, but Sunday he certainly made it seem like playing alongside LeBron James in Cleveland was a viable option. "I could sit and watch from the bench," Kidd said. "[LeBron] is so talented, he's going to get guys wide open shots. So we'll look at free agency and what happens for me next year." The Cavs are thrilled with point guard Mo Williams, who became an All-Star this year. But that doesn't mean there isn't room for another, especially if Kidd were to accept a more limited role, as he did for Team USA. Though the Cavs have Delonte West and Daniel Gibson who can handle the ball, they don't have another true point guard on the roster. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Prison time in Plaxico's future?
A plea deal is being seriously considered in the gun possession case against Plaxico Burress, the New York Giants' wide receiver, and it appears likely that any agreement would require him to serve at least some time behind bars, a law enforcement official said on Sunday. The details had not been finalized, and it remained unclear whether an arrangement would be reached by Tuesday, when Mr. Burress is scheduled to appear in Manhattan Criminal Court.(New York Times)
Tigers question Willis' anxiety claim?
Dontrelle Willis said Sunday that blood tests led doctors to diagnose his anxiety disorder, which has placed him on the disabled list. But doctors interviewed Sunday expressed doubt that the Tigers left-hander could have drawn such a conclusion by way of blood work. Willis, 27, has had a tortured 12 months with the Tigers, who acquired him in a trade in December 2007. He lost ability to throw strikes last spring and was sent to the minor leagues for a virtual makeover of his pitching mechanics and mindset. He has struggled this spring, as well, and appeared unlikely to make the roster. The Tigers on Sunday placed him on the DL after getting clearance from commissioner Bud Selig's office, which was informed of the doctors' findings. "They didn't like what they saw in the blood (tests)," Willis said of the unidentified doctors who are treating him. "They had a very concerned look on their faces." Dave Dombrowski, the Tigers president and general manager, was careful about providing details of Willis' health, citing confidentiality laws. But he said: "It's something that our doctors have discovered, and we've been working on it for a while to try to make sure exactly what this is. The doctors discovered that." (Detroit News)
Must-See Photo
Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin gets a face full of arms as he tries to shoot against North Carolina's Deon Thompson, left, in the second half of the men's NCAA tournament South Regional championship in Memphis, Tenn. on Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (AP)
Must-See Video
We doubt Mike Bibby called the top of the backboard on this shot.
Game To Watch
Orlando at Miami, 7:30 PM ET -- Dwight Howard and the Magic meet their in-state rival in Miami and try to slow down the league's leading scorer, Dwyane Wade.
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This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Kentucky
1998 -- Kentucky tops Utah 78-69 in San Antonio to win their secon national title in three years.
1990 -- Jack Nickalus debuts in first senior tour golf event.
1981 -- Bobby Knight's Indiana Hoosiers defeats Dean Smith and North Carolina 63-50 for the NCAA title.

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