Vikings receiver Sidney Rice sent a text to the Minneapolis Star Tribune this morning saying that he underwent hip surgery Monday to deal with a lingering injury from last season's NFC Title game. The Star Trib had reported surgery was Likely for Rice and that in all likelihood he will miss at least half of the regular season. He had the 2nd most receiving yards in the NFC last season and also ranked in the Top 10 in catches, yards per catch, and touchdowns.
Somebody is going to get cut from Team USA after Wednesday night's exhibition game against Greece, and Rajon Rondo has no illusions about where he stands. "I think I'm on the bubble," Rondo told ESPN.com's Chris Sheridan Tuesday. "Just looking at the obvious -- I got a DNP last game. That pretty much speaks for itself." After losing his job as the starting point guard to Derrick Rose last weekend in Madrid, Rondo's stock has fallen to the point where it now appears he is third on the point guard depth chart behind Rose and Russell Westbrook.
Major League Baseball is narrowing down the search for who was behind the leaks of team financial reports that reveal how profitable the Pittsburgh Pirates are despite an 18-year string of losing records, and how much they, the Florida Marlins and the Tampa Bay Rays receive in revenue-sharing from wealthier clubs, according to a baseball executive who was not authorized to speak publicly.