As a youngster, Titans quarterback Vince Young grew up idolizing Steve McNair. He attended his football camps, and looked to him as a mentor. He even called him "Pops.'' Like so many others, however, Young is now having a hard time dealing with news of the death of the former Titans quarterback. McNair was found dead Saturday from multiple gunshot wounds in a condominium on Second Avenue. Police on Sunday ruled the death a homicide. Young was out of the country when he got word of McNair's death. (Tennessean) Comment
At age 15, Rodney Purvis, of Raleigh, has never played a minute in high school and won't be a college freshman until 2013. Purvis, 6-3, is one of the hot names in the country. Upper Room Christian in Raleigh has a spot for his recruiting mail. Baylor was the first to send material, writing Purvis a year ago.(Charlotte Observer) Comment
The Celtics pulled out all the stops when their campaign to sign free agent forward Rasheed Wallace started last week. And the tactics paid off as Wallace committed to sign with the Celtics, a league source said yesterday. "Once [Wallace] had a chance to reflect on everything, and realizing what his objectives are, he just decided this was the best fit for him, all the way around," said Bill Strickland, Wallace's agent. "He has always wanted to be on a team that plays with a team effort, and Boston won the championship with a team like that. Boston has three potential Hall of Famers - Rasheed has played with a lot of talent, but not with a concentration of talent like this." (The Boston Globe) Comment
Kamo's Danny Mason takes the ball from the scrum during the Northland club rugby game Saturday between Kamo and Mid Northern in Whangarei, New Zealand. (Sandra Mu/Getty Images)
Michael Jordan, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Serena Williams and Tiger Woods pay tribute to Roger Federer in a new spot for Nike.
1933 -- The American League prevails 4-2 over the National League in the first All-Star Game at Chicago's Comiskey Park. 1957 -- Althea Gibson wins the Wimbledon ladies' singles title, becoming the first black player to win the event. 1995 -- The prosecution rests in the O.J. Simpson double murder trial in Los Angeles.
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