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Monday, September 19

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Will Favre be asked to save Colts?

These weeks haven't been kind Colts fans, who may be ready for something drastic. The next time Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay tweets about visiting Hattiesburg, Miss., here's hoping he's not joking around. Seriously, what's there to lose at this point with the Indianapolis Colts' season swirling -- having swirled -- hopelessly down the drain with Sunday's 27-19 loss to the Cleveland Browns? Why not try something a little crazy and see if Brett Favre is interested in dismounting his tractor and taking over the Colts offense? What was once a Twitter joke now looks like a semi-reasonable option, at least if the Colts can figure out some way to make it work with the salary cap. (Indianapolis Star)Comment

Texans may sit Foster

Thankfully, Arian Foster had Ben Tate filling in more than capably. [Foster] finished with 10 carries for 33 yards and two receptions for 7 yards Sunday, his 2011 debut. The team announced at halftime that Foster had re-injured himself, and it was obvious by then something was amiss. ... "I pulled myself out because I felt it getting a little tight," he said. He was asked how difficult of a decision that was, and he admitted it was "tough." "But I have to realize that it's only Game 2," he added. "It's a long season, so I have to get healthy." This is now the third time something has happened to Foster's left hamstring, and it's reasonable to wonder if the organization is now more inclined to rest Foster longer to avoid future mishaps. (Houston Chronicle)Comment

Gasol says he wants to stay in Memphis

International basketball has kept Marc Gasol's mind off the lockout. With a second straight European crown in his back pocket, Gasol now wants to hold on to another title: Grizzlies starting center. Gasol will be a restricted free agent whenever the NBA and its players' union agree to a new collective bargaining agreement. He wants to remain a Grizzly so much that you just might see the giant Spaniard strolling around town by the end of this month or early October. "I grew up in Memphis. I feel like it's my home," Gasol said. ... "They always say it's a business and there are bad sides to the business. We have to wait until it plays out. But I'm looking forward to something good happening." (Memphis Commercial Appeal)Comment

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