April 24, 2014
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NFL wary of Seahawks in prime time

To kick things off, the Seahawks will host Green Bay on Thursday, Sept. 4. However, it's the only time this year the defending Super Bowl champions will be at home for a nationally televised prime-time game. The Seahawks have four prime-time games on their schedule this season. But after the season opener against the Packers, Seattle has to play on the road for their remaining three nationally televised games. ... According to a league source, the NFL was wary of putting Seahawks home games on in prime-time due to their track record of blowouts in nationally televised games played in Seattle the last several seasons. The last three times Seattle has hosted a prime-time match-up, the games have been extremely uncompetitive. (Pro Football Talk) Comment

Magloire: KG's all talk

The first salvo had already been fired, but Brooklyn's Kevin Garnett took the next swipe. [Garnett] had his big leather glove out after Tuesday's Raptors win, brushing it across Toronto faces. These were teasing swipes. "I don't know if you can say 'Eff Brooklyn' and come into Brooklyn, so we'll see what it's like." ... [The] most mercurial presence on the team is Toronto-born team consultant and aide-du-camp Jamaal Magloire. The former All-Star sits behind the bench during games. Based on observation, his primary job is berating the opposition. Do Garnett's comments bother you? "[Heck], nah," Magloire drawled. "He's a talker who can't back it up." After dropping the mic, he swiveled away. Then he turned back and waved a finger the size of a jumbo hot dog. "And you can print that." (The Globe and Mail) Comment

Job awaits VY at Texas

Yes, Vince Young hopes to continue his NFL career. But if not, a job is waiting at the University of Texas. "If football doesn't work out for me, the university has a great job for me," Young said Wednesday at the Touchdown Club of Houston luncheon featuring new UT coach Charlie Strong. Young, the All-America quarterback who led the Longhorns to the 2005 BCS national championship, said the UT position would involve serving as an ambassador and speaking engagements. "Just letting you know what (UT) has going on, especially helping kids get scholarships and recognizing things like that," Young said. "Whatever it is, I just want to support the university." Young began his career with the Tennessee Titans, who selected him with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2006 NFL draft. (Houston Chronicle) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

Chipper Jones (right) hangs out with Matthew McConaughey (center) and Tim Hudson. Jones turns 42 today. (Gary Bogdon/SI)

Must-See Video

LeBron James suffers a good, hard playoff foul from Josh McRobert in Game 2 of the Heat-Bobcats series.

Game To Watch

Who has the edge in this Western Conference tilt? The Warriors and Clippers head to Game 3 all knotted up at one game a piece, 10:30 p.m. ET, TNT

This Day in Sports
SI Vault: More Dodgers
  • 1961 -- Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax strikes out 18 batters to become the first pitcher to do so in two different games.
  • 1963 -- The Celtics win their fifth straight NBA championship.
  • 2008 -- A David Ortiz jersey discovered beneath new Yankee Stadium is acquired in a charity auction for $175,100.

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