Spurs point guard Tony Parker, who had his eye injured this month during a brawl between singer Chris Brown and members of rapper Drake's entourage, had eye surgery and could miss playing for France in this summer's Olympics. His left cornea was scratched during the fight, which took place at W.i.P. in New York. Parker has filed a $20 million suit against the club, alleging its operators were negligent in security and supervision.
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L.T. thought about joining Broncos
LaDainian Tomlinson, who signed a one-day contract last week so he could retire a Charger, told the U-T San Diego that he considered joining Peyton Manning with the Broncos. "I said, 'They got Peyton, they have a good defense already; they went deep in the playoffs with Tim Tebow, what are they going to do with Peyton?' I seriously thought about it," Tomlinson said. But after spending nine of his 11 seasons with the Chargers, he was ultimately not comfortable joining one of San Diego's biggest rivals. "At the end of the day I was thinking, 'I can't do that,'" Tomlinson said. "It's not as bad as being a Raider - but almost."
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A little birdie told him to do this
Tim Byrdak and the Mets gave new meaning to baseball's farm system. Thanks to the wacky reliever and a successful Twitter search, the most famous chicken in New York is headed to its new home. And surely, "Little Jerry Seinfeld" will be much more comfortable on a farm upstate than it was in the Citi Field clubhouse. It all started last week when Mets closer Frank Francisco called the Yankees "chickens." Of course, that made for cartoonish tabloid headlines leading up to the Subway Series, which concluded Sunday. As a prank, Byrdak brought a live chicken into the clubhouse Friday. He said he named it after the bird that stole the show on an episode of Seinfeld.
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"Football tournaments are to male escorts like Christmas is to supermarkets - the business keeps us going for the rest of the year. ... Nearly all the women who have booked me during the Euros complain about the football."
Martin Preston, a male escort in England, on his country's reported 26 percent jump in the hiring of male escorts since the Euro 2012 soccer tourney began
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Grand old Slam off old TV home
The Championships (most outside Britain know it better as Wimbledon) were on NBC for 43 years. But don't look for it there this year. The world's oldest tennis tournament begins today in London in the first year of ESPN's exclusive contract. ESPN2 will air most of the coverage, starting at 6:30 this morning, with ABC airing a highlights package on Sunday. ESPN2 has shared event coverage since 2003.