Ken Griffey said he'd like to return to Chicago, but there may not be a spot. The White Sox are going to kick it around in the next couple of weeks, but his production, while decent for a part-time player, would not warrant a return unless the salary was commensurate with his contributions. Griffey would have to take a low base. There might be an opening back in Seattle, which could use him as a lefthanded DH in a platoon. Of course, he's still very popular there.(Boston Globe) Comment
Kobe Bryant was so proud of winning an Olympic gold medal that he wore it during the entire 13-hour flight back to Chicago from Beijing. So what's better, an NBA title or an Olympic gold medal? "No question, a gold medal," Bryant said.(Boston Globe) Comment
You could see that the losing was getting to Tony Gonzalez. Even at the end of last year, he talked privately about "being open" to a trade out of Kansas City. He could see, like everyone could see, that the Chiefs were about to go into a long and painful rebuilding process. And he also knew he was about to turn 32. He said that if the Chiefs were starting over, they should probably trade him. But again, that was private talk -- not specifically off the record, but not on the record, either. It was just a man speaking out of frustration, a great player who could see the end of his career approaching and did not want to spend it losing games for a going-nowhere team. He said that if the Chiefs wanted to trade him, that might be the best thing for everybody. (Kansas City Star) Comment
A cow grazes in a field overlooking a training session of Switzerland?s national soccer team in Freienbach, Switzerland (AP).
Michigan fans get Rick Roll'd.
Game To Watch
Red Sox at Rays, 4:37 p.m. ET -- Can the Sox recover from Saturday's 11-inning loss?
1971 -- In the first World Series night game ever played, the Pirates defeat the Orioles, 4-3 as Roberto Clemente collects three hits at Three Rivers Stadium. 1985 -- Tony Dorsett becomes the sixth player in NFL history to rush for 10,000 yards as the Cowboys defeat Pittsburgh, 27-13. 1993 -- The Anaheim Mighty Ducks win their first NHL game.
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