Interesting stories from newspapers across the nation:

  • Rick Telander of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that sprinter-turned-basketball player Marion Jones hopes Roger Clemens finds peace.
  • Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that Clemens walks on a blunder.
  • Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle writes that he will vote for Roger Clemens for the Hall of Fame.
  • Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes that Paul Molitor welcomes Derek Jeter to the 3,000-hit club.
  • Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune writes that it is time for Delmon Young and Trevor Plouffe to step up.
  • Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that Pablo Sandoval's hitting streak hits 22.
  • Martin Fennelly of the Tampa Tribune writes that the Rays' playoff chances depend on all parts clicking.
  • Woody Paige of the Denver Post writes about a sunny game for the Rockies.
  • Marc Carig of the Newark Star-Ledger wonders if Rafael Soriano will remain the Yankees' set-up man as he moves closer to a return.
  • Peter Botte of the New York News writes that the players think it will be harder to trade Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran if the Mets keep playing well.