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Posted: Thursday June 4, 2009 8:21AM; Updated: Tuesday June 9, 2009 9:58AM
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Garnett guarantees '10 & '11 titles
Kevin Garnett's recovery from right knee surgery apparently is going well. Garnett expressed optimism in a recent conversation with team owner Wyc Grousbeck, who spoke yesterday at a corporate sponsorship event at the Boston Harbor Hotel. "I talked to [Garnett] and he guaranteed the championship in 2010 and in 2011," Grousbeck said. "He was as fired up as he's ever been."
(Boston Globe)
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Truth & Rumors
Homeowner won't rent to T.O.
Here's a potential first to add to the "Not In My Backyard" homeowner's list of complaints: Terrell Owens. The Bills' high-profile receiver's search for a place to live in the Buffalo area has hit a snag after Owens said he was denied a chance to rent a home in Orchard Park because of the potential "drama" he might bring to the neighborhood. Owens first announced what happened late Tuesday night by posting a message on his Twitter.com site. The message read that he's "tripping about residents" who won't rent a home to him because they "(don't) want any drama (in) their neighborhood!! LOL!!! Wow!!."
(Associated Press)
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Ryan: Patriots don't intimidate me
Rex Ryan already has predicted the Jets will win a Super Bowl in the next three years and yesterday on the radio declared, "I didn't come here to kiss Bill Belichick's rings."
(New York Post)
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Must-See Photo
 
Svetlana Kuznetsova slips and hurts her ankle while facing Serena Williams in Wednesday's French Open quarters. The Russian would continue and earn a 7-6 (3), 5-7, 7-5 victory. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
 
Must-See Video
IndyCar star Danica Patrick autographs some breasts for Boost Mobile in her latest advertisement.
 
Game To Watch
Magic vs. Lakers, 9:00 p.m ET, Game 1 of the NBA Finals
Orlando Magic
Los Angeles Lakers
 
This Day In Sports History
 
 

SI Vault: More Gordie Howe
1968 -- Don Drysdale blanks the Pirates at Dodger Stadium, setting an MLB record with his sixth consecutive shutout.
1980 -- Gordie Howe, 52, retires from the Hartford Whalers after 32 years in NHL and the World Hockey Association.
1987 -- Danny Harris beats Edwin Moses in the 400-meter hurdles in Madrid, snapping Moses' record 122-race winning streak.
 
 

 
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