August 07, 2008
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Truth & Rumors
Pennington headed to Vikings?
Chad Pennington has played his last game with the Jets, GM Mike Tannenbaun said Thursday in an early morning conference call. Barring a last minute snag, Pennington will be traded or released today. The holdup is paperwork. Ironically, one possible destination is Minnesota, the team Brett Favre desperately wanted to play for. With Favre scheduled to earn $12 million this season -- if the Jets don't rework his contract, the organization will save nearly $6 million on the cap by getting rid of Pennington. (Newark Star-Ledger)
Yankees' Hughes nearing return
Phil Hughes, rehabbing from a fractured rib, could be two minor-league starts away from providing help to the Yankee rotation. Hughes starts tonight for Triple-A Scranton, and is expected to throw in the area of 60 pitches. His next outing would be an 80-pitch effort. After that it would go to 95. Considering Joba Chamberlain went on the DL yesterday and Ian Kennedy and Dan Giese are starting this week against the Angels in Anaheim, could Hughes make that 95-pitch start in the big leagues? "It's possible," manager Joe Girardi said. (New York Post)
Tito Ortiz, Jenna Jameson pregnant?
It's babies galore!!! Jenna Jameson is preggers, according to new reports. The former porn queen is expecting her first child with boyfriend Tito Ortiz, a UFC fighter. This is wonderful news for Jenna! She tried to get pregnant during her marriage to that **** but suffered a miscarriage and various attempts at in vitro did not work. "She's completely thrilled, this is something she's wanted for a very long time," says a source. "She had a bunch of meetings and things planned for Fashion Week, including meetings for her own line, but she's postponed everything." Congrats to the happy couple! (Perez Hilton)
Must-See Photo
Japan's Takuya Honda (16) and Masato Morishige (6) challenge for the ball against the United States' Brian McBride (17) during a Group B men's soccer match at the 2008 Olympics in Tianjin, China on Thursday. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Must-See Video
We're not sure this exactly qualifies as sports, but, hey, if archery is good enough for the Olympics ...
Game To Watch
Tigers at White Sox, 8:11 p.m. ET
Detroit Tigers
Chicago White Sox
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Ted Williams
1985 -- MLB players end two-day strike.
1983 -- Grete Waitz wins first all-women's marathon (in Helsinki)
1956 -- Red Sox fine Ted Williams $5,000 for spitting at fans.

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