August 25, 2008
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Truth & Rumors
Source: Strahan wants $8M to return
Michael Strahan was vacationing in Greece Sunday when the news broke that his old friend Osi Umenyiora was lost for the season. But he would consider ending his vacation and coming out of retirement if the Giants really want him back, the Daily News has learned. According to a source close to the future Hall of Famer, all it would take to get the 37-year-old to end his 77-day retirement would be $8 million and a few kind words to return now that Umenyiora is out for the season. (New York Daily News)
Speculation surrounds O's starter
If Baltimore Orioles starter Daniel Cabrera is pitching through an injury, he isn't saying a word. But on Sunday, the struggling right-hander's performance fueled speculation about his health. Once again, Cabrera suffered problems with his velocity and the New York Yankees took advantage, tagging the pitcher for seven runs en route to an 8-7 victory that completed a three-game sweep. However, when asked directly if he was injured Cabrera offered little insight. "I don't have an answer for that question right now," he said. And when questioned about the lack of velocity on his fastball -- which started at 88 mph and topped out at 92 mph -- Cabrera was equally vague. "No comment for that one either," he said. (Baltimore Sun)
Bucks, Warriors to play in China
The Milwaukee Bucks no longer have Yi Jianlian on their roster but they are heading to China in October to play two exhibition games. League sources have confirmed that the Bucks and Golden State Warriors will play in the 2008 China Games, with games scheduled during the week of Oct. 12 in Guangzhou and Beijing. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
Must-See Photo
Dancers perform on a tower as confetti falls during the closing ceremony for the Beijing 2008 Olympics at the National Stadium. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
Must-See Video
Usain Bolt celebrates his record rather early.
Game To Watch
Diamondbacks at Padres, 10:05 p.m. ET -- A rematch of last week's pitching battle between Dan Haren and Jake Peavy
Arizona Diamondbacks
San Diego Padres
This Day In Sports History

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1922 -- In one of the wildest games ever played, the Cubs beat the Phillies 26-23. The Cubs led 25-6 in the fourth inning, but hold on as the game ends with the Phillies leaving the bases loaded.
1991 -- Carl Lewis reclaims his title of world's fastest human by setting a world record of 9.86 seconds in the 100-meter final in the world championships in Tokyo.
1996 -- Tiger Woods wins an unprecedented third U.S. Amateur Championship.

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