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• Michael Vick's multi-million dollar home in the Atlanta area is going on the auction block in a couple days. A video tour reveals the high life the star quarterback lived before his conviction on federal dog fighting charges. [AP/SI.com]
• Charles Barkley caught a break in his DUI scandal: a sentence reduction, from five days served in jail down to three. [TMZ.com]
• So much for T.O. to the Raiders. Not happening. [Raiders Silver and Black Blog/SFGate.com]
• An A-Rod injury FAQ from Will Leitch of New York magazine. [Daily Intel]
• Yesterday, a former Knicks player attempted the Hulk Steak Burger Challenge at a Harlem eatery, where "a diner who consumes the 24-ounce steak burger (three 'normal' hamburgers stacked with cheese and bread on a bun topped with fried onions), plus fries, plus a 20-ounce soda within 20 minutes, gets the next lunch special free." He didn't make it. [Gothamist]
• Hoping to order a personalized Yankees No. 13 jersey with "A-FRAUD" on the reverse? It's too late: MLB put the kibosh on it. [Sports Biz with Darren Rovell/CNBC.com]
• Can being down at halftime be a good thing? Two assistant professors from Penn's Wharton School of Business say men's basketball teams increase their chances of winning as much as 7.7 percent if they're behind by a single point at the break. [The Wall Street Journal]