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Mets facing swine flu scare
An SNY employee who travels with the Mets has been stricken by an unidentified strain of the flu, prompting concerns about swine flu in a clubhouse that has had two players come down with a stomach virus in the past several days. The Mets would not identify the person, but a source close to the situation said it is a member of the network's technical staff. The employee has been isolated from the team since coming down with the flu Monday, and -- as with everyone who has the flu these days -- is being tested for swine flu. However, it could take up to a week before test results reveal whether it is swine flu. In the meantime, the Mets are taking every precaution possible.
(Newark Star-Ledger)
Truth & Rumors
Harrison leaving Patriots for NBC
According to a source with knowledge of Rodney Harrison's plans, the 36-year-old safety will announce today that he is retiring after 15 seasons - the last six with the Patriots - to pursue a broadcast career as part of NBC Sports' NFL coverage. The team will hold a 9 a.m. conference call with Harrison, who joined the Patriots in 2003 and won a pair of Super Bowl rings. NBC Sports, which used Harrison during its Super Bowl coverage this past season, has scheduled a conference call for noon. Harrison has retained a broadcast agent, Mark Lepselter of Maxx Sports & Entertainment.
(Boston Globe)
Blazers trading up for Curry?
Don't be surprised if the Portland Trail Blazers trade into the lottery, looking to acquire Davidson's Stephen Curry. The way I hear it, the Blazers (currently picking 24th) are nosing around to trade up and have Curry in their sights. Enough teams are willing to deal down that this is a real possibility. And it would be great for Curry in this regard: A long-time NBA scout told me months ago that the ideal situation for Curry is to play point guard on a team with a shooting guard who can also handle the ball. That would allow Curry to spot up some, and maximize the impact of his shooting.
(Charlotte Observer)
Must-See Photo
Great Britain's Andy Murray serves during his match Tuesday against Chile's Fernando Gonzalez in the French Open quarterfinals. Gonzalez won 6-3, 3-6, 6-0, 6-4. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Must-See Video
Now that comedian Conan O'Brien is an Los Angeles celebrity after inheriting Tonight Show hosting duties from Jay Leno, he's got to start doing proper L.A. things -- like going to Lakers games.
Game To Watch
Red Sox vs. Tigers, 7:05 p.m ET
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This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Sammy Sosa
1932 -- John McGraw, longtime manager of the New York Giants, abruptly resigns midway through the season.
1989 -- The Houston Astros need 22 innings and more than seven hours to secure a 5-4 victory over the L.A. Dodgers at the Astrodome.
2003 -- Sammy Sosa of the Chicago Cubs is ejected from a game against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for getting caught using a corked bat.
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