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Dolphins fans boo Henne

It didn't take long for Dolphins fans to show their frustration in Miami, where Chad Henne had been given the inside track on starting at quarterback. [Henne] had a lackluster showing during Monday night's scrimmage at Sun Life Stadium, and many of the 10,109 fans in attendance let him know it. Henne was booed a couple of times following poor throws. But after rookie OLB Jonathan Freeny deflected a pass intended for an open Anthony Fasano the fans booed louder, then chanted "We Want [Kyle] Orton," referring to the Denver quarterback the Dolphins tried to trade for. (Sun-Sentinel)Comment

Yanks sending Hughes to bullpen

Yes, Phil Hughes is scheduled to start Tuesday in Chicago. The question is, will that be his final start of 2011? Nothing has been decided, according to Joe Girardi, but listening to him speak about the situation with Hughes and Ivan Nova, it sure sounds like the manager is leaning on returning Hughes to the bullpen and inserting Nova into the rotation. The Yankees will give Nova a start on Thursday, pushing Bartolo Colon back one day and Freddy Garcia back two days for this weekend's big series at Fenway Park. The six-man rotation isn't expected to last beyond this week, however, as Girardi said he and pitching coach Larry Rothschild would figure out how to proceed after Monday's off day. Assuming Hughes pitches the way he has of late and Nova continues to pitch well, it would be a surprise to see Nova taken out of the rotation. (New York Daily News)Comment

Kobe breaks silence on Brown

And on the umpteenth day, Kobe Bryant spoke about Mike Brown. Bryant was hardly happy when the Lakers made the initial hire. He texted a "no comment" to [The Times] when asked about the hire. Though he invited media to an event promoting his foundation's aim to help those in need with the knowledge they'd ask him about Brown, Bryant still maintained his silence. Then in a move that differentiates from other years, Bryant declined to have a media session during one day of his summer camp in Santa Barbara. ... But for now, Bryant say he's on board. "We've talked. We've met, we've talked several times, met several times," Bryant said. "We have been in dialogue. There has been an open dialogue." (Los Angeles Times)Comment

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  • 1982 -- Oakland's Rickey Henderson steals his 100th base of season
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