As the Packers wait to see whether Brett Favre will indeed file his reinstatement papers with the NFL, the club is working its way through a list of teams it sees as potential trading partners for the sort-of-retired quarterback. According to a league source, the teams on that list include the Jets, the Ravens, the Dolphins and the Houston Texans in the AFC and the Panthers, Buccaneers, Falcons and Redskins in the NFC. (Wisconsin State Journal) Comment
Seems that Boston slugger Manny Ramirez was leaving Safeco Field, with headphones on trying to look inconspicuous and quickly get away from the crowds still leaving the stadium. He started to cross South Royal Brougham Way, against the signals of a traffic cop who was directing pedestrians. The police officer demanded that Ramirez open his wallet and show identification. He warned him that he could face a $500 fine and possible arrest for disobeying a police officer. It became clear to those watching that the policeman had no idea who Ramirez was. He didn't ask for an autograph or anything, but did ask Ramirez if he'd attended the game. After the brief lecture, and no argument from Ramirez, the police officer let him go with no further trouble.(Seattle Times) Comment
A second source close to the Pistons has indicated that Pistons are pondering a trade for Ron Artest. I'm not sure of the opinions of the Pistons powers-that-be -- namely team president Joe Dumars and owner Bill Davidson -- but it says plenty that the chatter surrounding the mere idea is spreading around them. And Dumars, for the record, may be glad this is getting out since he is reportedly tired of fans thinking he's sitting on his hands. The piece that gets it done here is Tayshaun Prince. (Sacramento Bee) Comment
LeBron James lies down on a training bench following a USA Basketball team practice on Tuesday.(AP Photo/Louie Traub)
1866 -- Cincinnati baseball club (Red Stockings) forms. 1978 -- Phillies' Steve Carlton becomes the 78th pitcher to win 200 games. 1994 -- Longest rain delay (3:39) in MLB history takes places as Giants beat Mets 4-2 in New York.
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