Kevin Youkilis is feeling right at home in Chicago. One day after homering in his first at-bat in his U.S. Cellular Field debut as a member of the White Sox, the former Red Sox third baseman hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning Wednesday for a 5-4 victory over the Rangers.

"I'm having a great time with this team," said Youkilis, who is 5-for-10 with five RBIs the last two days and is hitting .305 with nine RBIs since being traded from Boston. "It's always a lot more fun when you do stuff like that."

While the Red Sox look for help at third base with Will Middlebrooks injured, former Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis had a memorable debut at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field Tuesday night. In his first home game as a member of the White Sox, Youkilis homered in his first at-bat to spark a 19-2 rout of Roy Oswalt and the Rangers.

White Sox fans chanted "Youk, Youk, Youk," for the player traded from Boston a week ago.

Heat owner Mickey Arison is celebrating an NBA championship, but he says the on-court success is not enough for the team to turn a profit.

"This is a hobby of passion, it's not a business," Arison told CNBC's Darren Rovell. "Every year in the building we've lost money aside from last year, under the old collective bargaining agreement, because of LeBron [James]."

Former Yankees manager Joe Torre, at Yankee Stadium on Sunday for Old-Timers' Day, said he thinks Roger Clemens belongs in the Hall of Fame despite his alleged steroid use.

"He is [deserving] to me," Torre said. "I can't make other people look at him, I can just tell you the way I feel about him. I was proud to have him play for me and I respect him."

Former Patriots defensive back and assistant coach Corwin Brown, charged with striking his wife and holding her hostage with a handgun last summer, pleaded guilty but mentally ill Thursday in South Bend, Ind. In the incident, Brown shot himself in the stomach after releasing his wife.

During Tuesday's Indians-Yankees game in New York, Yankees outfielder Dewayne Wise reached into the stands in an attempt to catch a foul ball hit by Jack Hannahan. The ball bounced off Wise's glove and into the stands, but the umpire on the scene, Mike DiMuro, thought it was a catch and called the batter out without checking to see if Wise still had the ball.

The fan who retrieved the ball, Vinnie Pellegrino, held it up but then quickly realized what was happening, so he and his friend, Sal Azzariti, quietly handed off the ball to a 7-year-old seated nearby.

Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire apologized Tuesday after he was fined $50,000 by the NBA for using a homosexual slur in a tweet to a fan who had criticized him.

"I am a huge supporter of civil rights for all people," Stoudemire said in a statement. "I am disappointed in myself for my statement to a fan. I should have known better and there is no excuse."

Barack Obama usually gets a warm reception in Democrat-heavy Massachusetts, but on Monday he found out that tweaking Red Sox fans is not the way to go. Obama, speaking at a Symphony Hall fundraiser, was booed for thanking Boston for sending Kevin Youkilis to the president's favorite team, the White Sox.

"I guess I should not have brought up baseball," he said after the strong reaction. "I understand. My mistake, my mistake. You've got to know your crowd."

At Saturday night's U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore., there was an unprecedented tie for third place in the women's 100 meters between Jeneba Tarmoh and Allyson Felix. Tarmoh initially was declared the third-place finisher by a thousandth of a second, but later it was determined that there was a tie.

"Although we understand the task of healing is just beginning, today's verdict is an important milestone. The community owes a measure of gratitude to the jurors for their diligent service. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the victims and their families."

 -- Statement from Paterno family following conviction of Jerry Sandusky



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