April 01, 2009
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Truth & Rumors
Iverson already tired of bench role
It took two games and already Allen Iverson is fuming about coming off the bench. "How many minutes did I play," Iverson said after he scored 11 with three turnovers in 18 minutes. "It seemed way, way, way less than that. Eighteen minutes? Come on, man. I can play 18 minutes with my eyes closed. It's a bad feeling, man. I'm wondering what they rushed me to get back for? For that? "It's a bad time for me mentally." The Pistons hardly rushed Iverson back. They let him sit out a month with back pain. And as far as his minutes, other than a six-point flurry in the fourth quarter, he hardly played well enough to displace any other player. He was on the floor during a key part of the Pistons' collapse in the final five minutes. (Detroit News)
Hockey Hall of Fame to admit women
In the end, it was a compromise. There have always been those who believed that comparing the stars of men's professional hockey to the greatest players in the women's game was too difficult, too unwieldy and simply pointless. Maybe they were right. Given the different developmental stages of the men's game versus the women's, comparing Hayley Wickenheiser to Alex Ovechkin is like comparing Tris Speaker to Derek Jeter. So after dithering for a long time, probably too long, the Hockey Hall of Fame settled on a compromise. Starting next year, they'll still enshrine four men every year, but they'll also enshrine up to two women.(Toronto Star)
Phillies hope to sign Sheffield
The Phillies have released outfielder Geoff Jenkins and are hoping to sign Gary Sheffield, who was released by the Detroit Tigers today. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the Phillies have contacted Sheffield's agent and are in a wait-and-see mode. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Must-See Photo
Cleveland's LeBron James dunks against the Detroit Pistons in the fourth quarter of the Cavs' 79-73 win Tuesday night. (AP)
Must-See Video
Edmonton Oilers prospect Linus Omark wows the crowd with a shootout goal in a friendly international game between Sweden and Switzerland.
Game To Watch
Miami at Dallas, 8:30 PM ET -- Dwyane Wade faces a Mavericks team that probably still has nightmares over his 2006 Finals MVP-winning performance in 2006.
Miami Heat
Dallas Mavericks
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Villanova
1985 -- Villanova upsets Patrick Ewing and Georgetown in the NCAA Championship.
1972 -- Major League Baseball players stage first strike in league history.
1938 -- Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, N.Y.

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