Imagine what Vikings running back Adrian Peterson could've done to the Browns if he wasn't throwing up at halftime, getting pumped with IVs and gushing blood from his left forearm. As it was, the best back in the NFL gashed the Browns for 180 yards on 25 carries and three touchdowns -- including a 64-yarder that will have at least five Browns defenders wincing in their seats during film study on Monday. (Cleveland Plain Dealer) Comment
Delmon Young is out of contract options, so sending him to the minors is not an option, and Ron Gardenhire wants to keep Carlos Gomez's speed somewhere in the lineup. If Gardenhire, perhaps the most persistent manager in the majors at getting all of his players in the lineup, gets what he wants, that means Twins general manager Bill Smith likely would have to trade away one of the outfielders. (St. Paul Pioneer Press) Comment
For a pair of first-round picks and one second-round pick, Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli could be free at last from his summer 2009 migraine, and the 21-year-old Phil Kessel could call southern Ontario home. "Partially true," said one source familiar with the talks between the teams, which have been going on for more than two weeks. "Toronto also wants a third-rounder along with Kessel." (Boston Globe) Comment
Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant celebrates with fans after rushing for a touchdown during the first half of the season opener against the Chicago Bears. (Jeffrey Phelps/AP)
Serena Williams lost her cool, then the match against Kim Clijsters at the U.S. Open.
1923 -- Jack Dempsey KOs Luis Firpo in 2 for heavyweight boxing title. 1958 -- Yankees win 24th pennant, and ninth under Casey Stengel. 1987 -- Ivan Lendl defeat Mats Wilander to win US Tennis Open in 4 hrs 47 mins. 1991 -- Magic Johnson weds Erieatha "Cookie" Kelly. 1996 -- NY Met Todd Huntley sets record of 41 HRs by a catcher.
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