Amar'e Stoudemire now expects to play in Phoenix this season but lists his odds of remaining with the franchise a year from now at "50-50." If he declines his $17.6 million player option for the 2010-11 season, he'll become a free agent in July. So far, the Suns don't appear committed to rewarding him with the type of maximum extension he'd seek on the open market. (Yahoo! Sports) Comment
What's next, a Donte Stallworth beer koozie? If you own a dog and a twisted sense of humor, the NFL is ready and willing to help turn your four-legged friend into a Michael Vick fan for the small fee of $39.99 plus tax and shipping. That's the price you'll pay for the "custom pet jersey" selling on the NFL's Web site at NFLshop.com, where a Daily News reporter placed an order Wednesday for a Philadelphia Eagles dog jersey, size large, with the No. 7 and the name "VICK" on the back. (New York Daily News) Comment
Brandon Marshall's behavior during practice Wednesday morning and his comments afterward make two things clear: The disgruntled wide receiver still wants out of Denver, and he is not ready to play in a game. In a candid interview after practice, Marshall admitted he has "trust issues" and is "not being close at all" to grasping the Broncos' offensive playbook. The result is that the rift between the Broncos and their star wideout that began in the spring appears to be growing wider as the regular season draws closer. (Denver Post) Comment
Marcel Siem of Germany plays his tee shot on the second hole during the first round of The KLM Open at Kennemer Golf & Country Club in Zandvoort, Netherlands. (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
South Africa's Caster Semenya easily wins the 800-meter gold medal at the world championships Wednesday, but Semenya's dominating performance came on the same day the IAAF said she was undergoing a gender test.
1920 -- Red Sox-Indians game postponed in Boston to allow Indian players to attend Ray Chapman's funeral in Cleveland. 1945 -- Dodgers' Tommy Brown, 17, is youngest player to hit a HR. 1958 -- Detroit Tigers' Jim Bunning no-hits Boston Red Sox, 3-0. 1985 -- Dwight Gooden becomes first NL pitcher to strike out 200-plus in first two seasons.
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