June 05, 2009
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Owens: Jerry Jones broke his word
Terrell Owens said he talked to owner Jerry Jones twice about rumors he was going to get let go. Jones, according to Owens, told him he was fine. But he wasn't. The Cowboys cut Owens after three seasons. "I'd say it hurt," Owens said. "I was very disappointed, especially when you established a lot of trust gained for three years that I was there, and when somebody blatantly tells you you're not going anywhere on two different occasions, and you've established that bond. If you don't have a man's word, and it doesn't stand for anything, there's really nothing left and there's not a whole lot of trust." Owens wouldn't call Jones a liar, but things change all the time in the NFL and he knows that. "I was more than 100-percent confident that I wasn't going anywhere," Owens said. "But it was disappointing. It made me really think about what my grandmother said to me growing up. She told me, 'Never put trust in man. Put you're trust in God', and from that standpoint, that's how it's going to be."
Truth & Rumors
Rockies catcher's son kidnapped
After escaping the nightmare that many high-profile Venezuelan athletes fear, Rockies catcher Yorvit Torrealba was scheduled to fly to Miami today, with his son safe and sound. Yorvit Eduardo, 11, was kidnapped Tuesday morning in the Venezuelan city of Guarenas. He was rescued Wednesday night in Araira. A source who has been in constant communication with Torrealba throughout the ordeal told The Denver Post that Yorvit Eduardo and his uncle -- Torrealba's brother-in-law -- were kidnapped in their car as the boy was being driven to school. According to the source, the kidnappers demanded a $1 million ransom, but there are conflicting reports regarding the amount, with The Associated Press reporting that police in Venezuela said the kidnappers demanded $466,000. According to Wilmer Flores Trossel, director of Venezuela's federal police, no ransom was paid.
(Denver Post)
Source: Westbrook's surgery is serious
The surgery Brian Westbrook will undergo Friday morning in Baltimore is a serious procedure, according to a source close to the situation. "I'm just concerned that it is being underplayed," the source said. "It's a lot more than a little spur and it's much more than the knee arthroscopy he had (in February)." Both a team source and Westbrook's agent Todd France downplayed the significance of the surgery, which the team announced late Wednesday night. "It's just some bone spurs," France told ESPN.com Wednesday.
(Philadelphia Inquirer)
Must-See Photo
Randy Johnson of the San Francisco Giants tips his hat to the crowd after winning his 300th career game Thursday against Washington at Nationals Park. (Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Must-See Video
The NBA put together this highlight reel of the greatest playoff press conference moments.
Game To Watch
Phillies vs. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m ET
Philadelphia Phillies
Los Angeles Dodgers
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Bill Walton
1967 -- The NHL awards six new franchises: the Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota North Stars, the Oakland Seals, the Philadelphia Flyers, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the St. Louis Blues.
1977 -- Bill Walton scores 20 points, grabs 23 rebounds and blocks eight shots to help the Portland Trail Blazers defeat the Philadelphia 76ers for the NBA title.
1993 -- Julie Krone rides Colonial Affair to victory in the 125th running of the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first woman jockey to ride a winner in a Triple Crown race.

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