Ben Roethlisberger returned to the practice field Tuesday for the first time since being reinstated by the NFL. He still faces a six-game suspension, but before the regular season begins, commissioner Roger Goodell says he will review the situation. Goodell can either reduce or extend Roethlisberger's suspension based on Roethlisberger's behavior.
Defending French Open champion Roger Federer lost to upset-specialist Robin Soderling in the quarterfinals of the French Open. Soderling also ended the reign of four-time champion Rafael Nadal a year ago, clearing the path for Federer to win his first French Open title (and complete a career Grand Slam). The loss ended Federer's record streak of reaching the semifinals in 23 consecutive majors.
There will be no NBA free-agent summit. Henry Thomas, the agent for Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, tried to end the speculation Tuesday. “Dwyane never made reference to a summit," Thomas told CNBC. "He said that he’d have conversations with some of these guys and that still will happen. These guys came into the league at the same time and they’re in similar situations, so it’s unrealistic to think that they won’t talk. But there’s no summit of any kind planned where they’ll all be in the same location.”
LeBron James is talking about his impending free agency for the first time since losing to the Celtics in the playoffs. "The King" sat down with CNN's Larry King, in an interview scheduled to air Friday. James said his current team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, has the best chance of keeping him. “Absolutely,” James told King. “Because, you know, this city, these fans, I mean, have given me a lot in these seven years. And, you know, for me, it's comfortable. So I've got a lot of memories here. And - and so it does have an edge.”
Nicklas Lidstrom signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings. The Wings captain, and one of the game's most accomplished current players, had nine goals and 40 assists this season, playing in all 82 games. Lidstrom has won six Norris Trophies, as the NHL's best defenseman, putting his collection behind only legends Bobby Orr and Doug Harvey.
Eagles starting free safety Marlin Jackson suffered a ruptured right Achilles tendon in practice today and will miss the rest of the season. Philadelphia signed the free agent in March from the Colts, even though Jackson has had season-ending knee surgeries in each of the past two seasons. He missed the second half of 2008 with a torn ACL in his right knee and tore the ACL in his left knee in 2009.
The Patriots are in their second week of voluntary OTAs. Quarterback Tom Brady and receiver Randy Moss are among the veterans participating in the workouts. For Brady, this is his first chance to throw to some of his new targets: veteran receiver Torry Holt and tight ends Alge Crumpler, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.
If you're looking to get your Baltimore Ravens news via twitter, you might be out of luck. The Ravens have restricted reporters from using twitter while on the field. Reporters who wish to use twitter to send updates from practice can go to the media room but can't return to the field.