August 25, 2009
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NFL players caught in Ponzi scheme
Federal prosecutors have charged a woman who once advised Michael Vick and several other football players with stealing $3 million from eight victims in a Ponzi scheme. Prosecutors say the woman, Mary Wong, worked out of her Omaha home and purported to sell investments in luxury properties in Arizona, Tennessee and Michigan along with private jets and other investments. According to the indictment unsealed Monday, Ms. Wong used the money she raised to support her other businesses and a lavish lifestyle for herself, her business partners and clients. Prosecutors say some money from new investors was used to pay past investors, as in a Ponzi scheme.
(Associated Press)
Source: Knicks still want Sessions
The notion that is starting to float around cyberspace that suggests the Knicks are no longer in pursuit of Ramon Sessions is completely false. A person with intimate knowledge of the situation -- yes, know, the kind of source that buys the situation a drink, cozies up nicely and even leaves a rose on the pillow -- says that Donnie Walsh still has the unsigned Sessions high on the priority list.
(New York Newsday)
Peavy may debut vs. Yanks
Jake Peavy received plenty of work Monday night that should help achieve his goal of joining the White Sox -- perhaps as soon as Saturday at New York against Yankees ace CC Sabathia. Peavy put runners on base in each of the five innings he worked in his third minor-league rehabilitation appearance for Triple-A Charlotte. He also absorbed a hard single off his right pitching arm on a ball hit by Wes Timmons with two out in the fifth. But Peavy responded by retiring Brandon Jones on a grounder to first base on the next pitch to complete an 80-pitch scoreless outing at Gwinnett.
(Chicago Tribune)
Must-See Photo
Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya collapses after winning gold in the men's 3000-meter steeplechase at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin. (Bob Martin/SI)
Must-See Video
Mark Teixeira holds batting practice in midtown Manhattan.
Game To Watch
Rangers vs. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET
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This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Carl Lewis
1991 -- Carl Lewis sets a world record in the 100 meters with 9.86 seconds.
1996 -- Tiger Woods wins an unprecedented third U.S. Amateur Championship.
2006 -- Japan's Yusaku Miyazato becomes the first golfer to make two holes-in-one in the same round of a PGA Tour tournament when he aces a pair of par 3s at the Reno-Tahoe Open.

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