Michael Vick's attorney was forced to answer and deny an anonymously sourced blog that reported his client attended a strip club shortly after his official release. While a number of gossip blogs reported Vick went to a strip club in Virginia Beach with Allen Iverson and his wife on Monday night, Vick's lawyer said that is "absolutely, categorically false." (Atlanta Journal Constitution) Comment
When Lou Piniella practically pleaded for a "couple more hitters at this trading deadline" Tuesday, it was probably more the irritability of an impatient manager than anything based in reality. The truth is the Cubs don't have much available to make a major trade, which is one reason they are not in Roy Halladay sweepstakes. Another is that starting pitching is not their major need. Hitting is a priority, although adding a major piece in the next week is unlikely. It's more possible the Cubs would make a deal for a veteran backup catcher, a veteran outfielder in the Jim Edmonds mode or the always-welcome left-handed reliever. (Chicago Tribune) Comment
There's growing speculation that Ben Wallace might return to the Pistons. The team wants another frontcourt player, and Wallace could be signed for the veteran's minimum of $1.3 million. (Detroit Free Press) Comment
White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen congratulates pitcher Mark Buehrle after he tossed a perfect game against Tampa Bay on Thursday in Chicago. The White Sox won 5-0. (AP Photo/Jim Prisching)
A look back at Dan Larsen's perfect game from the 1956 World Series.
1931 -- For the second time in 10 days, Babe Herman hits the cycle. The Dodger outfielder is one of only three men to hit for the cycle three times. 1968 -- In a 2-1 loss to the A's, White Sox hurler Hoyt Wilhelm breaks Cy Young's record as he makes his 907th career appearance. 1983 -- George Brett's ninth inning homer putting the Royals ahead is disallowed when the umpires rule the third baseman used too much pine tar on his bat, 1993 -- In a 5-4 loss to Dodgers, Mets hard-luck hurler Anthony Young extends his record losing streak to 27 games
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