August 21, 2008
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Truth & Rumors
Another Davis-Kiffin conflict?
Raiders managing general partner Al Davis watched practice from the sideline for a while Wednesday. Coach Lane Kiffin has suggested in recent days that some things he would like to do regarding personnel moves are beyond his control, an allusion to Davis' control. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Mets lose Wagner for three weeks
The Mets have refused to put a timetable on the return of Billy Wagner from the disabled list, but apparently the initial estimate the pitcher received is three weeks from now. The lefthander's agent, Bean Stringfellow, Wednesday said that after a doctor's appointment on Tuesday, the pitcher was "surprised it will take three weeks." (New York Daily News)
Three-QB system at Oregon?
It took the brilliance of Dennis Dixon last season to put an end to the three words -- two-quarterback system -- that haunt many Oregon fans. So, are you ready for . . . a three-quarterback system? "We've been doing it for so long, pretty much since '05," said center Max Unger when asked if three cadences might pose a problem. Nate Costa had pretty much made this a one-quarterback team until last week's scrimmage, when Justin Roper outplayed him. Meanwhile, freshman Chris Harper continues to develop into an offensive force, even if he still has trouble throwing the ball. "We probably would hope that one would get it done," Oregon coach Mike Bellotti said. "If there's other things that a second or third quarterback brings to the table, giving us another way to attack somebody or create another preparation headache for opposing defenses, certainly we'll consider that." (The Oregonian)
Must-See Photo
St. Louis Cardinals' Brian Barton sits on the bench with a piece of gum on his cap during a baseball game against the Pirates Wednesday. (AP)
Must-See Video
The Wrigley Field catch and chug.
Game To Watch
Padres at Diamondbacks, 9:40 p.m. ET -- Brandon Webb goes for his 19th win
San Diego Padres
Arizona Diamondbacks
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Rollie Fingers
1922 -- Curly Lambeau and Green Bay Football Club granted NFL franchise.
1967 -- Ken Harrelson becomes baseball's first free agent.
1982 -- Rollie Fingers (Brewers) becomes first pitcher to get save No. 300.

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