LeBron James reportedly doesn't want elaborate recruiting pitches from teams if and when he becomes a free agent later this week, but that probably will have the same effect as a plea of "no gifts" on a child's birthday party invitation. Everyone team is going to worry that LeBron doesn't really mean it, and they'll be tempted to put their best pitch forward.
If Argentina loses to Nigeria, it will ensure a quick and disappointing World Cup exit for Lionel Messi's squad. 1 p.m., Ch. 9.
"The parties to his contract (Joe Mauer and the Twins) have not expressed any complaints about their relationship. Joe Mauer doesn't owe anything to anyone whose involvement in his career has been as a self-appointed expert and back seat driver."
"Carlos Danger" commenting on startribune.com.
"Daycare provider: "Your daughter has started throwing things."
Wife: "I'm so sorry!"
Me: "Is she using her left hand!?!"