August 31, 2009
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Why Steelers didn't sign Vick
In a taped halftime interview with Bob Costas of NBC, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that he opted not to pursue quarterback Mike Vick due to the existence of a civil suit against starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. "Given some of the things that my quarterback was going through, I didn't think it was the appropriate time to add another quarterback to the mix," Tomlin said. "He's going through somewhat of a trying time with the civil allegation, a case against him. I didn't want to do anything that was less than supportive to Ben."
Peavy's rehab not going so well
The White Sox finally ruled that Jake Peavy won't make his debut Thursday at Wrigley Field against the Cubs. The hope is that the right-hander won't be ruled out to pitch for the Sox this week. In his fourth rehab start for Class AAA Charlotte on Saturday, Peavy was shut down after 3 1/3 innings because of tightness in his right elbow, which was stung by a comebacker last Monday. The goal was to get him close to 100 pitches, but he had to settle for 68. So where does this leave Peavy?
(Chicago Sun-Times)
Bees invade Boras suite
Baseball agent Scott Boras always creates a buzz. A swarm of bees invaded his dugout-level suite at Angel Stadium on Sunday, though Boras didn't appear to be at the game between Los Angeles and the Oakland Athletics. The bees occupied his front-row seats directly behind home plate for the first two innings. They were removed with the help of a vacuum during the third inning.
(Associated Press)
Must-See Photo
The Chula Vista, Calif., team celebrates with the championship banner after beating Taoyuan, Taiwan, 6-3 in the Little League World Series championship. (AP)
Must-See Video
Shaq takes on Jimmy Kimmel in scrabble, but does not try to spell Shaqtis.
Game To Watch
White Sox at Twins, 8:10 p.m ET
Chicago White Sox
Minnesota Twins
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Yankees
1997 -- Don Mattingly's number is retired by the Yankees.
1984 -- Pinklon Thomas beats Tim Witherspoon in 12 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title.
1968 -- The 68th US Golf Amateur Championship is won by Bruce Fleisher.


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