The Brett Favre saga is about to end with the NFL icon in pewter. The Tribune has learned Favre will not stand in the way of a trade from Green Bay to Tampa Bay and the deal is likely to be finalized within 24 hours. The chances of the trade unraveling are remote and Favre has indicated to the Bucs directly that he is willing to change teams after 16 years of growing his legend in Green Bay. Even with the chance to win his starting job back potentially on the table, McCarthy said Favre couldn't seem to get past emotional wounds that were opened as tensions mounted in recent weeks. A trade could be coming next, with Tampa Bay re-emerging as a potential destination after seemingly being eliminated from consideration in recent weeks. Packers officials have believed throughout the past month that Favre's preference is to play for the Minnesota Vikings, but Favre could reconsider a trade to Tampa Bay -- or elsewhere -- if Green Bay holds firm in its commitment not to trade him to a division rival. The Green Bay Press-Gazette reported on its Web site Tuesday night that Favre was willing to play for the Buccaneers. (Tampa Tribune) Comment
It appears the Hornets might be ready to live with Mike James as a backup point guard this season allowing Janerro Pargo to sign with another NBA team, possibly the San Antonio Spurs. Pargo's agent, Mark Bartelstein said the Hornets "don't seem interested in signing (Pargo) at this point. I don't think he'll be back with them at this point." Hornets general manager Jeff Bower on Tuesday declined to comment on any on-going negotiations with free agents. Pargo has drawn some interest from at least two Western Conference teams, the Denver Nuggets and this week from the Spurs.(New Orleans Times-Picayune) Comment
A Tigers official was among those in attendance Tuesday when free-agent right-hander Freddy Garcia threw in a showcase for scouts at the University of Miami. Peter Greenberg, Garcia's agent, said "at least 15 teams" -- half the clubs in baseball -- sent a representative to watch the two-time All-Star. "We thought it was a great success," Greenberg said in a text message. "Freddy looked great." Garcia, 33, hasn't pitched this season while recovering from right shoulder surgery. Still, he could be an intriguing option for contenders looking for rotation help -- especially now that the non-waiver trade deadline has passed. (Detroit Free Press) Comment
U.S. Olympic swimmer and model Amanda Beard poses with a poster of herself in Beijing on Wednesday. Beard was appearing on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
It appears the Packers have some support in wanting Brett Favre to remain retired.