Hal and Hank Steinbrenner agree they want Brian Cashman back as the Yankees' GM, The Post has learned. According to a MLB source, the Steinbrenner family has decided Cashman is the man to lead the organization back from a nightmarish season that will end with the Yankees missing playoffs for the first time since 1993. Cashman, who last week shouldered the blame for the dismal season, met with Hal and Hank yesterday at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. No contract offer was made but, according to the source, Cashman is aware of the Steinbrenners' wishes.(New York Post) Comment
Shaquille O'Neal will have a little longer to wait before answering allegations that he stalked an Atlanta woman. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Karen Woodson has granted a request for a continuance to Sept. 16 before hearing Alexis Miller's request for a permanent restraining order against the 7-foot-1, 325-pound center. Both parties had been slated for mandatory court appearance on Thursday morning. O'Neal is also accused of threatening Miller via e-mail and making harassing calls, breathing heavily into the phone, after she broke off a relationship with him in July. Judge Richard Hicks issued a temporary restraining order on Aug. 21, preventing O'Neal from having any contact or even coming within 200 yards of Miller or her 19-month-old son. Miller had sought the motion, claiming that O'Neal had not only stalked her, but threatened her via e-mail while also threatening to ruin her career by having her "blackballed". (Atlanta Journal Constitution) Comment
Central Florida's teleconference with coach George O'Leary was canceled Monday because school officials accidentally gave the number for a phone sex line instead of the teleconference number. According to a blog by an Orlando Sentinel staffer, the voice on the other line said, "Hi sexy, you've reached the one-on-one fantasy line." The reporter hung up and rechecked the school's news release and dialed again, but got the same phone sex hotline complete with offers. The staffer says, "I can't really post on this blog." It turns out Leigh Torbin, the school's new director of athletic communications, accidentally listed one digit incorrectly when he released the teleconference information. Torbin said he feels terrible about the error and set up another teleconference with O'Leary at noon Wednesday. (Chicago Tribune) Comment
Washington Nationals catcher Jesus Flores, right, grimaces after tagging out Philadelphia Phillies' Chase Utley, left, as Utley tried to steal home during the third inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, in Washington. Flores was injured on the play and left the game on a stretcher.(AP Photo/Elsie Amendola)
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