September 08, 2008
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Truth & Rumors
Patriots to look at Simms and Rattay
The Globe's Christopher L. Gasper also confirms that the Patriots are hosting free-agent quarterback Chris Simms on a visit at Gillette Stadium on Monday. And ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that the team will also bring in free agent quarterback Tim Rattay, an eight-year veteran who played last season with the Arizona Cardinals.(Boston Globe)
Beckham eyes MLS ownership
Is David Beckham set to become a club owner when his playing days are done? With money obviously not an issue, the Los Angeles Galaxy and England superstar has revealed he has grand ambitions for his life post-retirement. Just don't ever ask him to be a manager. It has been speculated that part of the former Manchester United and Real Madrid man's massive $250 million contract with the Galaxy includes some kind of MLS ownership incentive for when his on-the-field duties are done. Recent rumors have suggested Beckham and his manager, Simon Fuller, of 19 Entertainment, going in together on an MLS franchise, possibly in Miami or in New York. (
Riley regrets Knicks moves
During a weekend in which Pat Riley was celebrated for induction into the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame, he took a moment or two to discuss the few regrets or mistakes he's made along the way. Actually, he doesn't consider them regrets. Just professional lessons he tried to learn from along the way. Not surprisingly, most of those mulligans he would have taken came during his four-year stint with the New York Knicks in the early 1990s. Riley said if he had instilled a little more finesse (some of the Showtime Lakers mojo) in those rough-and-tough Knicks teams, Patrick Ewing, Charles Oakley, Anthony Mason and company would have won an NBA title. Instead, they settled for a runner-up finish in a 1994 Finals loss to the Rockets. Another thing Riley would have done differently would have been actually living in New York instead of maintaining a home in Connecticut. That may have contributed to some of the burnout. (Miami Herald)
Must-See Photo
Dallas Cowboys running back Marion Barber stretches the ball across the goal line for a 1-yard touchdown against the Cleveland Browns in the first quarter of Sunday's season opener.(AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
Must-See Video
Moreno goes airborne
Game To Watch
Rays vs. Red Sox, 7:05 ET. AL East showdown
Tampa Bay Rays
Boston Red Sox
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Ivan Lendl
1985 -- Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe to win the U.S. Open.
1939 -- Indians Bob Feller, 20, is youngest pitcher to win 20 games.
1954 -- With a 3-2 count, Phillies Richie Ashburn fouls next 14, then walks.

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