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Morning Jolt: Shaq bowing out of Kobe feud

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Monday, August 30

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Shaq bowing out of Kobe feud?

Shaq and Kobe makes for interesting grist in the NBA mill, but has Shaq conceded, or is he merely tweaking his former teammate? Because they are former teammates and due to the rap disses and press conference disses and general bad blood, it's natural to wonder how O'Neal feels about Kobe having five rings to his four. O'Neal, though says that he competes with guys his size, and that if, say, Tim Duncan were to get five, that would bother him more. (ProBasketballTalk)Comment

Girardi shys away from announcing decision on future with Yanks

Perhaps it's more about what he didn't say. Now Joe Girardi is in the last year of his contract and the strong belief in Chicago, stronger than Rod Blagojevich's hair, is that the Cubs are going to come after Girardi -- a Chicago guy -- hard when the season is over. And while Joe Girardi didn't say on Friday in Chicago that he is leaving after this season, he sure didn't say that he wanted to be the manager of the New York Yankees as long as they will have him. Girardi did not say that he will be wearing No. 29 next season in New York if the Yankees win him another World Series this season. ... Whether he gets there or not, he knows one big payday is out there with the Cubs, because the new owner, Tom Ricketts, has money to spend as he tries to be the latest owner of the Cubs to put them on top for the first time in about a thousand years. (New York Daily News)Comment

Shanahan unsure of McNabbs' status for Redskins opener

The status of Donovan McNabb, ruled out of Thursday's preseason finale with an injured ankle, is unsure. Injured in the second preseason game against Baltimore, McNabb sat out Friday's 16-11 victory over the New York Jets. At the time of McNabb's injury, it was believed the Redskins would exercise caution with the 12-year veteran in hopes of having him available for the regular-season opener Sept. 12 against the NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field. As for McNabb's status for the opener, "I really don't know for sure," Mike Shanahan said. "That's why it's day-to-day." (The Washington Post)Comment

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