July 08, 2009
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Ochocinco to tweet during games?
So, is it possible to type, run one's mouth and catch passes in the NFL all at the same time? Chad Ochocinco is promising to send out updates on Twitter during regular-season games. He was on KGOW radio in Houston and said this of tweeting (Via SportsRadioInterviews.com): "You know, it's funny - I like it. I like it because it gives me the opportunity to reach out to thousands of people at one time. It gives me a chance to get my story across when something goes wrong ... It's big for me and I'm taking it a step further. I have my own application coming out where people will be able to interact and follow me. You know more than through just the keyboard and reading my messages - you'll actually be able to follow me and when the season starts, it's going to get even worse. I'm going to really make it fun. I'm using Twitter during games, during halftime, after the games. I'm going to be taking it to the next level."
(USA Today)
Angels inquire about Halladay
Toronto General Manager J.P. Ricciardi has made public what the Angels have known for weeks, that the Blue Jays are fielding trade offers for Roy Halladay, a right-hander who is among the best pitchers in the game. "Tony has talked to a lot of clubs, and he's talked to Toronto," Manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday, referring to Angels General Manager Tony Reagins. "Obviously, [Halladay] is a name that piques the interest of everyone in baseball." A deal for Halladay would probably cost the Angels pitcher Jered Weaver, a top pitching prospect such as Trevor Reckling or Jordan Walden, top hitting prospect Brandon Wood and a young big leaguer such as Erick Aybar or Howie Kendrick.(Los Angeles Times)
Iverson key to keeping D-Wade?
Miami signing free agent Allen Iverson, and the interest is mutual, could be the pacifier that serves to mollify superstar Dwyane Wade, who has gone public -- though tactfully -- with his displeasure over his team being passive so far this summer while Eastern Conference rivals are making moves to get better. Iverson is attainable and affordable as the free agency signing period opens Wednesday.
(Miami Herald)
Must-See Photo
Revelers sprint from Cebada Gago fighting bulls at the San Fermin festival Wednesday on the second day of the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. (AP)
Must-See Video
A fan settled a lawsuit claiming he was kicked out of old Yankee Stadium by a police officer for leaving his seat to use the bathroom during the playing of "God Bless America."
Game To Watch
Yankees at Twins, 8:10 p.m ET, YES/FSNO
New York Yankees
Minnesota Twins
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Jim Ryun
1889 -- John L. Sullivan defeats Jake Kilrain in the last bare-knuckle championship fight before the Marquess of Queensbury rules.
1967 -- University of Kansas sophomore Jim Ryun runs the 1,500 meters in 3:33.1 at the British Commonwealth Meet at the L.A. Coliseum, breaking the world record of 3:35.6 set by Australia's Herb Elliott in 1960.
2000 -- The Yankees' Roger Clemens beans the Mets' Mike Piazza on the front of the helmet with a fastball during an interleague contest in the Bronx.


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