September 16, 2008
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Truth & Rumors
Titans: Young not bigger than team
When Vince Young is finally healthy, his job as the Titans starting quarterback won't be waiting for him. Coach Jeff Fisher made that official on Monday, when he declared Kerry Collins would be the starter as long as the Titans are playing well. The announcement came a day after Collins led a 24-7 win over the Bengals, and after a tumultuous week in which Young kept the Titans in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. "I don't know what Vince's condition is, but as long as we're winning, Kerry is our starting quarterback," Fisher said. "You saw by the way he played, and in light of everything, it just makes sense to go with that." (Tennessean)
How Yost's firing went down
Ned Yost never saw it coming. The manager of the Milwaukee Brewers knew his bosses were disappointed with the team's 3-11 record in September, including a four-game sweep in Philadelphia over the weekend that allowed the Phillies to draw even in the National League wild-card race. But Yost, 54, didn't think it would get him fired with only 12 games left in the season. But it did, with the announcement coming Monday. "No, I didn't see it coming," said Yost, who was in his sixth season at the helm of the Brewers. "The timing of it caught me off-guard. I just didn't see it coming." (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
Cavs clearing salary to keep LeBron
Even though there's been no announcement, the Cavaliers have waived swingman Billy Thomas. The transaction occurred on Sept. 8. After the signing of Delonte West on Friday, the Cavs now have 15 players under contract heading into the start of training camp. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound Thomas had a contract worth $826,269 for the 2008-09 season. But it wasnt guaranteed. West's contract starts at $3,850,000 this season, a source said. It's a three-year deal worth $12,705,000. He will be paid $4,235,000 in 2009-10 and $4,620,000 in 2010-11. (News Herald)
Must-See Photo
Dallas running back Marion Barber rumbles into the end zone for the game-winning score in the fourth quarter of an exciting 41-37 victory over the visiting Eagles. (James D. Smith/Icon SMI)
Must-See Video
Dallas fans weren't thrilled by Kat DeLuna's rendition of the national anthem.
Game To Watch
Brewers at Cubs, 8:05 p.m. ET -- It's a NL Central showdown at Wrigley Field.
Milwaukee Brewers
Chicago Cubs
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Orel Hershiser
1958 -- World Series MVP Orel Hershiser is born in Buffalo, N.Y.
1953 -- Baseball granted permission to the St. Louis Browns of the American League to move to Baltimore, where they would become the Orioles.
1988 -- Cincinnati's Tom Browning pitched the 12th perfect game in major league baseball history.


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