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Thursday, August 30
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LaVar Arrington rips Redskins over Chris Cooley cut

To the extent that timing is everything, LaVar Arrington believes the Redskins could have offered a kinder cut of Chris Cooley. "I don't have a problem with them getting rid of him," [Arrington said]. "You've got to do what's best for the team, and this is a business. But what I do have a problem with is you did it NOW? That's what I have a problem with." ... "He should have been treated better than this," LaVar concluded. "If you were gonna get rid of Chris Cooley, you should have gave him an offseason to try to find a gig ... You just should have been man enough to let him go in the offseason so he could gauge his opportunities -- if he wanted to retire, if he wanted to try to find a different team. You don't do this." (The Washington Post) Comment

Dwight Howard's latest slight to Orlando

Dwight Howard has set out on the road again, possibly drawing even more ire in his former NBA hometown. Two weeks after he originally was supposed to host a kids basketball camp in Orlando -- a camp he withdrew from, citing the need to remain in Southern California to rehabilitate his surgically repaired back -- Howard has traveled to China. The former Orlando Magic superstar is visiting China as part of his annual promotional tour to the Far East for adidas. ... Dan Fegan, Howard's agent, deferred to adidas officials when asked why Howard flew overseas but did not appear two weeks earlier at his Orlando day camp. In a statement issued to the Orlando Sentinel, adidas officials said Howard was cleared to travel "just last week." (Orlando Sentinel) Comment

Roger Clemens expects to pitch again Sept. 7

Roger Clemens left the door open last week, and it appears he'll walk through it. [Clemens] is planning a second start for the Sugar Land Ske eters and he expects it to be on Sept. 7. In a text message to FOX 26 Sports, Clemens said he and the Skeeters are planning for his next start to be a week from Friday against the Long Island Ducks at Constellation Field. Skeeters President Matt OBrien told FOX 26 Sports the club is not in position to confirm anything at this point. Clemens was impressive in his return to professional baseball for the first time since 2007 when he started for the Skeeters on Saturday. He threw 3 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball. (MyFoxHouston.com) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

Britain's Jonathan Fox competes in the Men's 100m Backstroke at the 2012 Paralympic Games at London's Aquatics Centre. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Must-See Video

In the 45th minute of the 2012 Supercopa, Barcelona's Lionel Messi stuns with an incredible goal.

This Day in Sports
SI Vault: Ken Griffey Jr.
  • 1990 -- Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey, Jr. become the first father-son pair to play on the same team.
  • 1979 -- Kathy Horvath, at 14 years and five days old, is the youngest person to play in U.S. Tennis Open.
  • 1965 -- Outfielder and manager Casey Stengel announces his retirement after 55 years in baseball.
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