September 06, 2012
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Maddon mocks Valentine's rant

Not long after Bobby Valentine, in response to reports that he arrived late to the ballpark last week, noted that Joe Maddon's arrival time is similar, Maddon posted a comment on Twitter. ... [Said Valentine:] "Joe Maddon gets there every day at 4 o'clock, just for the record -- when I walked in and someone is going to write that, wouldn't you think that they'd say, 'Hey -- why is it that you just got to the ballpark? You're usually here at 2. Why are you here today at 4?'" Maddon tweeted the following on Wednesday afternoon: "Apologies to the writers for being late to today's pregame session. My pedicure appointment ran a little late." In his pregame press media availability Wednesday, Maddon showed up and told reporters, "Sorry I'm late. I just got here." ( Comment

School district bans Manning jerseys

Not long ago, a Nebraska youngster was told he couldn't wear a pro-Michigan shirt, and now we have this. [Some] students in Greeley, Colo., are upset over an anti-gang policy that prohibits them from wearing Peyton Manning's No. 18 jersey. ... "They told me I couldn't wear 18 anymore because it's a gang number and I had to take it off," said Konnor Vanatta during an interview with FOX31 Denver on Tuesday. Vanatta, a third grader in the Weld County School System, was disappointed to learn that the number 18 is considered to represent gang affiliations and is not allowed on clothing inside county classrooms. "I'm pretty upset the schools have come down to this and I think they need to start paying attention to the education the children are getting rather than what they're wearing," added Pam Vanatta, the student's mother. (FOX News) Comment

This Clemens appearance has a twist

Bring on the Ks. Roger Clemens confirms to FOX 26 Sports that when he pitches for the Skeeters on Friday in Sugar Land, his son Koby will be his catcher. Koby was released earlier this week by the Toronto Blue Jays organization so he could take part in this remarkable moment with his father. "This is cool stuff," Roger Clemens said. "Having Koby (my oldest son) back there to catch a game will be great. I'm glad he's getting the opportunity to do so. We will have many special guests there to watch. Thanks again Sugar Land." Koby Clemens is thrilled to be signing with the Skeeters and get the opportunity to be on the same field with his father in a professional baseball game. (My FOX Houston) Comment

Must-See Photo
Must-See Photo

Cowboys wideout Kevin Ogletree, who scored two TDs, bedeviled the defending Super Bowl champion Giants as the NFL season kicked off at MetLife Stadium. Dallas won, 24-17 (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Must-See Video

Revisiting the most controversial time in the life of former Browns owner Art Modell, who passed away today in Baltimore at the age of 87.

This Day in Sports
SI Vault: Cal Ripken Jr.
  • 1920 -- Heavyweight Jack Dempsey KOs Billy Miske in the first radio broadcast of a prizefight
  • 1972 -- Munich Olympics resume after massacre
  • 1975 -- Martina Navratilova asks for political asylum at U.S. Open
  • 1995 -- Cal Ripken Jr. breaks Lou Gehrig's games-played mark

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