June 09, 2009
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Did Childress deny Favre deadline?
ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Ed Werder reported that Vikings coach Brad Childress has imposed a deadline of this week for Brett Favre to decide whether he will be the team's quarterback for the 2009 season. We were told later in the day that Childress had talked about giving Favre a deadline of this week. But did it happen? Pat Kirwan said on SIRIUS NFL Radio's "Movin' The Chains" that there is no deadline for Favre in Minnesota, contrary to what ESPN has reported. Kirwan's words carry weight on this subject because he is friendly with Childress and frequently has the Vikings coach on as a guest during the season.
(Minneapolis Star Tribune)
Guillen goes off on White Sox
After watching the White Sox squander several opportunities and display a disregard for executing fundamentals, manager Ozzie Guillen didn't mince words following a 5-4 loss to Detroit in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. "If this was the 1980s, (none) of these guys would be in the big leagues right now because if you hit .210-.230 and you can't execute, I don't think you should be out here," Guillen said shortly after third baseman Josh Fields went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and committed an error in the top of the ninth inning that set up the Tigers' winning rally. "When you can't bunt, hit-and-run, squeeze and move the guy over, you better hit 40 home runs and drive in 140. The only positive about this game was (reliever) D.J. Carrasco and a couple home runs here and there. A little excitement, fans got a little excited, and that's it."
(Chicago Tribune)
Artest interested in Greek teams
Ron Artest is a willing and interested free agent target for both Greek powerhouses this summer, Olympiacos and Panathinaikos, granted he does not find a superior NBA offer on the free agent market.
Must-See Photo
Sasha Vujacic and Andrew Bynum of the L.A. Lakers kick back on the team's flight to Orlando for Game 3 of the NBA Finals. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
Must-See Video
The long evolution of the basketball has brought us yet another stunning innovation. Today, youth leagues. Tomorrow, the NBA.
Game To Watch
Red Wings vs. Penguins, 8:00 p.m ET
Detroit can take its fifth Stanley Cup in 12 years with a win in Game 6.
Detroit Red Wings
Pittsburgh Penguins
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Secretariat
1973 -- Secretariat becomes first Triple Crown-winner in 25 years by taking the Belmont Stakes, setting records for time (2:24) and margin (31 lengths).
1984 -- Martina Navratilova defeats Chris Evert (6-3, 6-1) to win the French Open women's singles championship.
1985 -- LA Lakers win NBA Championship by beating Boston Celtics, four games to two. the Moon.
1993 -- Montreal Canadiens defeat Los Angeles Kings of Wayne Gretzky and coach Barry Melrose to win Stanley Cup, four games to one.

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