August 21, 2009
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Cable to Hanson: 'I am going to kill you'
An attorney representing injured Oakland Raiders assistant coach Randy Hanson will turn over medical records at the request of the Napa, Calif., police on Friday that show Hanson's jaw is broken, multiple sources told the National Football Post. In the meeting among coaches that included Tom Cable, defensive coordinator John Marshall, defensive backs coach Lionel Washington and assistant defensive backs coach Willie Brown, Cable allegedly came at Hanson from behind as he was verbally contesting what Marshall had said. "Cable said, 'I am going to kill you, I am going to kill you,' as he was choking him," according to the source, who also said furniture in the room was damaged. The source said that Hanson did not cooperate with law enforcement from the start because it was his hope the matter would be resolved and he could return to his role as a coach. The source said Hanson's lifelong goal was to work for the Raiders, leading him to leave a position he held in St. Louis for Oakland. Now that Al Davis and Cable have made it clear that will not happen, Hanson has decided to follow the request of police and aid in their investigation. A civil suit is a probability, a source said.
(National Football Post)
Body found on Chipper's ranch
The body of a 22-year-old man was found Thursday morning on Chipper Jones' family ranch in southwest Texas. He was in a part of the ranch we don't go to on a daily basis," Jones' father, Larry Jones Sr. said Thursday evening from Double Dime Ranch in Carrizo Springs, Texas. Jones Sr. said the man, a Mexican national, had entered the country illegally. The extreme heat and the drought would have made it difficult for anyone to survive without food or water, he said.
(Atlanta Journal Constitution)
Smoltz didn't demand Cardinals starts
John Smoltz insisted he did not stipulate that he start at least two games as part of his agreement with the Cardinals but admitted, "It's just advantageous for everyone. No matter how good I was or how good my statistics were against right-handers, you're just playing with fire if you're expecting that to continue while doing something totally new. There's no light switch you turn on and off, but you've got to want it," Smoltz said. "I still want it. If tomorrow was a postseason game and I had to pitch in it, I would think everybody's in good hands. That's the way I think."
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Must-See Photo
Tromso's goalkeeper Sead Ramovic, right, reacts after Athletic Bilbao scored and won the match during their Europa League playoff contest at the San Mames Stadium in Bilbao, northern Spain on Thursday. (AP)
Must-See Video
Usain Bolt shatters the 200-meter world record by completing the race in a blazing 19.19 seconds.
Game To Watch
Giants at Rockies, 9:10 p.m. ET
San Francisco Giants
Colorado Rockies
This Day In Sports History

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1922 -- Curly Lambeau and Green Bay Football Club granted NFL franchise.
1926 -- White Sox's Ted Lyons no-hits Red Sox in just 67 minutes at Fenway.
1967 -- Ken Harrelson becomes baseball's first free agent.
1982 -- Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes first pitcher to log 300 saves.

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