October 14, 2008
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Truth & Rumors
Signs of possible Giants-Chiefs trade
Sinorice Moss caught his first two career touchdowns against the Seahawks last Sunday. And Monday night, he rested. Moss, the Giants' third-year wide receiver, was inactive for the game against the Browns. Rookie Mario Manningham was dressed in Moss' place. It's the third time Moss has been a healthy scratch this year, so what's the big deal? Well, the trading deadline is Tuesday. So did the Giants have a trade worked out for Moss and did they want to make sure he didn't injure himself? Perhaps they had a trade worked out with the Chiefs for tight end Tony Gonzalez? If they did, general manager Jerry Reese wasn't talking. The Giants' interest in Gonzalez appears to be mild at best. It seems they'd be willing to take him at a bargain price (reports are they've offered a sixth-round pick while Kansas City is looking for a first-day pick) but won't make a big push for him. After all, they didn't trade one pass-catching tight end (Jeremy Shockey) only to add another one who isn't as good of a blocker.(Newark Star-Ledger)
Barkley: Nash is slipping
Seen and heard on TNT, during a studio analysts' debate about NBA point guards: Charles Barkley: "I love Steve Nash, but this is Chris Paul's and Deron Williams' league right now. I always say that Chris Paul is driving and Deron Williams is in the back seat." Reggie Miller: "Where's Steve Nash?" Barkley: "He's in the trunk."(Los Angeles Times)
GM to discuss Brewers job with Sveum
Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin traveled to Phoenix on Monday to meet with Dale Sveum and discuss the team's managerial situation. Sveum was named interim manager with 12 games remaining in the season after Ned Yost was fired. The Brewers went 7-5 over that span, including a 6-1 finish, to claim the National League wild-card berth, the team's first playoff appearance in 26 years. The Brewers were eliminated in the National League Division Series against Philadelphia in four games. Thus, in 16 games under Sveum, the Brewers were 8-8. Melvin, who has one year remaining on his contract, has been in discussions with owner Mark Attanasio regarding an extension, probably for three years. At the end of the season, Attanasio said it would be Melvin's call on whether to keep Sveum.(Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
Must-See Photo
Tampa Bay Rays' Carl Crawford runs into Boston Red Sox's catcher Jason Varitek as he tries to score on a single by Dioner Navarro in yesterday's game (AP).
Must-See Video
Mini Golfer Knockout
Game To Watch
Red Sox at Rays, 8:07 p.m. ET -- Can the Red Sox recover from yesterday's 9-1 drubbing?
Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Rays
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Wayne Gretzky
1979 -- Wayne Gretzky scores his first NHL goal.
1985 -- On Monday Night Football, the Jets retire Joe Namath's No. 12 jersey during a halftime ceremony.
2004 -- Cubs fan Steve Bartman becomes a part of baseball lore when he tries to catch a fly ball to left field during Game 4 of the NLCS against the Marlins.


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