June 02, 2009
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Truth & Rumors
Brady's recovery exceeds expectations
In January, scarcely three months after undergoing a reconstruction of his injured left knee, Tom Brady gave his orthopedic surgeon a gift. It felt like a present to Dr. Neal ElAttrache, anyway. Brady summoned him to a Southern California park, and, with the sun setting over the ocean, the New England Patriots quarterback gave his doctor a demonstration of just how far his recuperating knee had come. The 2007 NFL most valuable player performed a brief, light workout, showing he could drop back, roll out, fire passes and was well on his way to recovery.
(Los Angeles Times)
Phillies in market for big-name pitchers
The Phillies were scouring the trade market for starting pitching help even before Brett Myers became the latest big-name casualty with the increasingly fashionable torn hip labrum. Teammate Chase Utley beat the four-month prediction for him to return from the same injury, but Phillies people understandably worry it may be more difficult for a pitcher to come back as quickly. In any case, the world champions are aiming high now in their quest for a starter, with Jake Peavy appearing to top their list of desirable aces, perhaps followed by Roy Oswalt, Cliff Lee and Erik Bedard.(SI.com)
Vince Young may seek trade
The Tennessee Titans' quarterback depth chart hasn't changed. Kerry Collins is still the starter, and Vince Young remains the backup. During an interview with WMAR-TV, Young said that if he doesn't win back his old job, then he wants a change of scenery. "I definitely want to get back out there playing ball and picking up where I left off, winning games and having a good time with my teammates and with the fans," Young said. "At the same time, if them guys don't want me to be in there, it's time for me to make a career change for myself. Because the fact is I'm ready to play ball. If they're not ready for me to play ball, then somebody is."(profootballtalk.com)
Must-See Photo
Gael Monfils returns to Andy Roddick during Monday's fourth-round match at the French Open. (AP)
Must-See Video
Charles Barkley used some questionable language during last week's NBA telecast on TNT.
Game To Watch
Red Wings vs. Penguins, 8:00 p.m ET. Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Detroit Red Wings
Pittsburgh Penguins
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Chris Evert
1941 -- Yankee great Lou Gehrig dies of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in New York at the age of 37.
1974 -- Chris Evert wins her fist major international tournament at the Italian Open with a win over Martina Navratilova in straight sets.
1990 -- Seattle's Randy Johnson pitches the first no-hitter in Mariners franchise history.

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