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Favre speculation in MIami

The phoenix -- the story, not likely the man -- rises again. Brett Favre is not coming to the Dolphins. OK? Despite Internet rumors fueled by innuedo from journalist twitter accounts, the Dolphins have no intention of signing Brett Favre, a highly placed team source is telling me. Chad Henne is the team's starting quarterback today. Period. Move along. Nothing to see here. Oh, I assume some of you will counter with the fact coach Tony Sparano declined to rule out the possibility today during his press conference. ... Look, the Dolphins won't rule out re-signing Dan Marino. They won't rule out trying to trade for the rights to Joe Namath. They have yet to confirm that they will open the regular-season in September. (Miami Herald) Comment

Dallas wants to make Carlisle a fixture

While reports are less sunny when it comes to Tyson Chandler, his head coach may be sticking around a bit longer. Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle has one season remaining on his four-year contract worth $17.5 million. Coming off winning the franchise's first NBA title in six games against the star-laden Miami Heat, Carlisle and the Mavs have not begun discussions on an extension. Shortly after the Finals, owner Mark Cuban and Carlisle declined to discuss his contract status. On Thursday, president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said Carlisle has nothing to worry about it. ... "I will say that Rick is, obviously in our mind, a long-term fix here. So, when that time comes we'll sit down and certainly talk about it." (ESPNDallas.com) Comment

Pudge setback in rehab

Ivan Rodriguez's road to return hit another bump Thursday. [Rodriguez] suffered a setback in his rehab from a right oblique strain. Instead of continuing his progress toward a rehab assignment -- one that could have come as early as this weekend -- Rodriguez will pack up and head to Philadelphia for a second opinion. Rodriguez will visit Dr. Bill Meyers, the same doctor who performed surgery on the torn rectus muscle in Ryan Zimmerman's abdomen earlier this season. This is the second setback for Rodriguez, who suffered the initial injury in batting practice on July 7. ... The catcher told Nationals manager Davey Johnson earlier this week that his pain level had dropped to a four (on a scale of 1-10) from a six or a seven when he initially left for Miami. But that all changed Thursday. (Washington Times) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

TV media personality Wendy Williams throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the St. Louis Cardinals against the Florida Marlins baseball game in Miami. (AP)

Must-See Video

Cristiano Ronaldo shows Mario Balotelli how it's done with a backheeled goal in a preseason friendly.

Game To Watch

New York Yankees travel to Fenway to take on the Boston Red Sox at 7:10 p.m. ET

This Day in Sports
SI Vault: More Nancy Lopez
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  • 1954 -- Boxing Hall of Fame's 1st election selects 39 boxers
  • 1979 -- Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Colgate European Golf Open
  • 1991 -- Sergei Bubka of USSR sets Pole Vault world record (6.10m)

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