May 14, 2008
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Truth & Rumors
Steinbrenner puts Yanks on warning
Hank Steinbrenner had a message yesterday for his Yankees: Gentlemen, it's time to get your act together. "We've got to forget about all the injuries and start playing our butts off," Steinbrenner told The Post. The Yankees were buried by the Rays on Monday. These are difficult days for Joe Girardi's club. "The bottom line is that the team is not playing the way it is capable of playing," Steinbrenner said. "These players are being paid a lot of money and they had better decide for themselves to earn that money."
Suns want to talk to Jackson
For those pushing for Tom Chambers, Eddie Johnson, Dan Majerle or Vinny Del Negro to be the next coach of the Suns, their horses didn't make it through day one of the Suns' first full-fledged search in decades. One person Kerr does want to talk with is longtime NBA point guard and current broadcaster Mark Jackson, who was believed to be the front-runner for the New York Knicks job until D'Antoni swooped in and agreed to a four-year, $24 million deal on Saturday. Jackson told the Tribune on Monday that the Phoenix job would interest anyone, including himself.
Newspaper apologizes to Patriots
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell found no evidence that the St. Louis Rams' walkthrough practice before Super Bowl XXXVI was filmed by the Patriots, as the Boston Herald reported Feb. 2, citing an anonymous source. In today's editions, the Herald acknowledged its error and issued a front-page apology for running the story without adequate verification. The apology, a three-paragraph story in the Sports section teased with huge headlines on the front and back pages, said: On Feb. 2, 2008, the Boston Herald reported that a member of the New England Patriots' video staff taped the St. Louis Rams' walkthrough before Super Bowl XXXVI. While the Boston Herald based its Feb. 2, 2008 report on sources that it believed to be credible, we now know that this report was false, and that no tape of the walkthrough ever existed. Prior to the publication of its Feb. 2, 2008, article, the Boston Herald neither possessed nor viewed a tape of the Rams' walkthrough before Super Bowl XXXVI, nor did we speak to anyone who had. We should not have published the allegation in the absence of firmer verification. The Boston Herald regrets the damage done to the team by the publication of the allegation, and sincerely apologizes to its readers and to the New England Patriots' owners, players, employees, and fans for our error.
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Detroit Pistons forward Tayshaun Prince blocks a shot by Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu during the closing seconds in the fourth quarter of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo)
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1967 - Tony Siragusa (Former NFL tackle/FOX NFL reporter)
1966 - Mark Jackson (Ex-NBA point guard/ABC broadcaster)
1942 - Tony Perez (Hall of Fame first baseman)

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