Sources from both the Red Sox and Blue Jays tonight denied to the Globe that Boston had offered pitchers Clay Buchholz and Michael Bowden and outfielder Ryan Westmoreland to Toronto for ace Roy Halladay, which had been reported this afternoon by Yahoo! Sports's Gordon Edes. Edes later clarified the report, indicating that Westmoreland was not in the proposal, but that the Jays have been given the choice of reliever Justin Masterson, Bowden, or Double-A first baseman Lars Anderson as he second player in the deal (after Buchholz), with other lesser prospects also involved. (Boston Globe) Comment
During a closed-door meeting in owner Daniel Snyder's office in April, Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell listened attentively as Snyder voiced concerns about Campbell's performance last season. Snyder told Campbell he wants him to become a franchise quarterback, Campbell recalled Monday, but he has not reached that level yet in Snyder's opinion. Spurred by Snyder's assessment of him, Campbell took more initiative in setting the agenda for offseason workouts. He personally contacted receivers to participate in throwing sessions at Redskins Park and, in some cases, admonished players for lacking focus, many in the organization said.. (Washington Post) Comment
After moving into striking distance of acquiring top free agent target Lamar Odom, the Heat continued Tuesday to play the waiting game for Odom, who is grappling with a decision to sign with Miami or return to the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers. Both teams are hopeful of a decision from Odom within the next few days, according to multiple sources. Pat Riley and Heat guard Dwyane Wade were in Los Angeles over the weekend for business and personal reasons, but also presumably to further entice Odom to accept the full midlevel contract of up to $34 million over five seasons. (Miami Herald Comment
Michael Phelps swims in a 200-meter butterfly heat at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Rome. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
1957 -- FAt the Polo Grounds in New York, Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson at 1:52 of the 10th round to retain the heavyweight title. 1996 -- Record-setting sprinter Michael Johnson sweeps to victory in an Olympic 400-meter record 43.49 seconds, while Carl Lewis' long jump of 27-103/4 earns him his ninth gold medal, equaling the American mark held by swimmer Mark Spitz. 2001 -- Lance Armstrong wins his third straight Tour de France, ending three weeks of grueling competition and again dominating the world's toughest cycling event. He's the first American to win the Tour three times in a row.
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