NHL: Fly’s been paying attention to Mike Modano since he denied rumors last month that he was involved with a group led by Wayne Gretzky bidding for the Stars. He later said he was looking at a possibility with another ownership group, led by former team president Jim Lites. One issue standing in his way: the NHL won’t let Modano be a player/owner, and the 39-year-old (who will be 40 June 7) hasn’t decided if he wants to hang up his skates. Modano tells the Dallas Morning News he will stay in shape and intends to return as a player, until an ownership decision is made, at least. "There’s no hurry right now," he said.
NBA: In another story behind the story … turns out George Shinn got motivated to sell the Hornets because his prostate cancer scare this past fall and winter was a life-changing experience, sources tell the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Shinn now wants to focus his time, energy and wealth on increasing awareness of prostate cancer and early detection — along with spending more time on his other charitable interests. Shinn has been cancer free since January after being diagnosed in November.
MLB/NFL: Interesting results in a Philadelphia Inquirer survey of local sports fans: "You love the Eagles. But you have eloped with the Phillies." The newspaper reports 54 percent of those surveyed picked the Phillies as their favorite team; the Eagles came in second at 30 percent. Oh, and 74 percent of those who picked the Phillies as their favorite team say they’re "very satisfied" with the job Charlie Manuel has done. And Philly fans love Kate Smith singing "God Bless America."
NFL: The folks over at TMZ checked in on how Plaxico Burress is doing in jail and found out he has an issue. Plax lost his recreational time privileges for a month after telling a guard he had permission to make a phone call when he did not, according to the gossip site.
Tennis: What happens when Serena Williams’ boyfriend has to kiss Queen Latifah and Paula Patton in a film role? Common answers that question: "You know i’m an actor man, I gotta do what I gotta do. Any woman that I am with is going to respect what I do. Meaning the work that I do and if i do something to disrespect them they will pull me to the side." Common goes on to add Serena "might be after Latifah with a tennis racket sooner or later."
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