August 26, 2008
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Truth & Rumors
Tigers want to trade Rogers
If a trade involving Tigers left-hander Kenny Rogers is going to happen before the end of this season, it likely will occur within the next several days. The deadline to set postseason rosters is Sunday, and multiple officials from other teams believe the Tigers will consider trading Rogers before then. The Tigers placed Rogers -- and several other players -- on trade waivers Friday. By this afternoon, the team will know which of them cleared waivers and which were claimed. If Rogers clears waivers, he could be traded to any team. If Rogers is claimed, the Tigers could attempt to work out a deal with the claiming club. (Detroit Free Press)
Ocho-Cinco to pass on surgery
The Bengals refused to confirm an NFL Network report that wide receiver Chad Johnson has a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder. Wearing a harness for stability, Johnson claimed Monday, Aug. 25, he needs surgery, but won't get it - that he'll play through the injury and be in the starting lineup at Baltimore on Sept. 7. "I need surgery, but there's still nothing wrong with me," he said. "I'm not going to have (surgery). For what? I've got a season to play." Johnson said he spoke with "about 10 guys," including Kellen Winslow II and Donte Stallworth, who endured similar injuries. (Dayton Daily News)
Clark leading Penn State race?
Penn State still has not announced who will start at quarterback for Saturday's season opener against visiting Coastal Carolina. The official depth chart, released yesterday, lists the first-string quarterback as either Daryll Clark or Pat Devlin, which has been the case since spring practice. Team sources said Clark, a senior, likely would start and that Devlin, a redshirt sophomore out of Downingtown East, probably would get nearly equal playing time, at least in the first game. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Must-See Photo
Los Angeles Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick, top, turns the double play after forcing out Oakland Athletics' Kurt Suzuki (24) at second base in the second inning. (AP Photo/Mark Avery)
Must-See Video
Some of the most memorable moments in soccer.
Game To Watch
Red Sox at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET -- New York's last chance in the AL East race could come against its bitter rivals.
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Greg Norman
1995 -- Greg Norman captures the World Series of Golf and becomes the leading money winner in PGA Tour history with $9.49 million in his career.
1999 -- Michael Johnson shatters the 400-meter world record at the World Championships with a time of 43.18.
2007 -- Sweden's Carolina Kluft wins an unprecedented third consecutive world championship heptathlon title, keeping her five-year unbeaten streak intact.

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