The on-going uncertainty surrounding the Indianapolis Colts offensive coaching staff, coupled with a lack of communication regarding that uncertainty, isn't setting well with quarterback Peyton Manning. "I can't tell you what's going on," Manning said during a break for one of the team's organized team activity sessions today at its Westside complex. "I will say I don't think it's been the most properly communicated scenario around here.'' Tom Moore, coordinator since 1998, and Howard Mudd, the offensive line coach since '98, each retired earlier this month because of concerns with the NFL's pension plan. Owner Jim Irsay plans to bring them back as consultants, ideally for the start of training camp on Aug. 2. Not knowing the details during the process irritated Manning, who faced losing his two most trusted coaches.(Indianapolis Star) Comment
Drugs? What drugs? Manny Ramirez might be serving a 50-game suspension for violating baseball's drug policy, but he hasn't been forsaken by All-Star voters. Ramirez is fourth among outfielders, with 442,763 votes in the first round of National League balloting, which was released today. He is only 34,080 votes behind third-place Carlos Beltran, who is in line for the final starting outfield spot. (Los Angeles Times) Comment
Dwyane Wade, dining with actress Gabrielle Union, told people at Prime 112 on Friday that LeBron James would hit a game-winning shot. Seconds later, James' jaw-dropping three-pointer beat Orlando. (Miami Herald) Comment
The Hurricanes' Sergei Samsonov (14) and Joni Pitkanen (25) pressure the Penguins' Sidney Crosby during the third period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals in Raleigh, N.C. on Tuesday. Pittsburgh won 4-1 to win the series. (AP Photo/Jim Bounds)
Rashard Lewis puts the Cavaliers in a tough spot with 4.1 seconds left in regulation in Game 4 of the East finals.
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1993 -- Longtime Atlanta Braves outfielder Dale Murphy retires with 398 home runs to his credit. 1987 -- Phil Niekro becomes third pitcher to make 700 starts in a career. 1975 -- Philadelphia Flyers beat Buffalo Sabres 4 games to 2 to win Stanley Cup.
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