October 15, 2008
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Truth & Rumors
Possible Twins-Giants trade
It wouldn't be surprising if the Twins have trade talks about moving outfielder Delmon Young to the San Francisco Giants, from whom they acquired pitchers Joe Nathan and Francisco Liriano. The Giants' leading home run hitter this season was catcher Bengie Molina with 16.(St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Marbury: I'm a starter period
Stephon Marbury is willing to be a backup to Chris Duhon, mainly because he doesn't have a say in the matter. But Marbury made it clear last night that he feels he is still a starting point guard. "I always want to start," he said. "I'm a starter period. That's just what it is. It's not my choice to be in this situation. It's the coach's choice. It's his team and you've got to do what he says to do."(New York Daily News)
Did Lions fleece Cowboys?
The Lions caught a break thanks to Tony Romo's broken pinkie. Dallas owner Jerry Jones panicked when the Cowboys learned that they lost their quarterback for up to a month. A Super Bowl season is unraveling before Jones' surgically tucked eyes. He desperately needed another star to divert attention from a dinged quarterback, a head coach who's in over his head and another Pacman Jones suspension for disorderly conduct off the field. The Lions fleeced the Cowboys, acquiring first-, third- and sixth-round choices next season for Roy Williams. It's a great deal. And it becomes a fantastic deal if an executive free from Matt Millen's fingerprints is there in April to make those draft picks. (Detroit Free Press)
Must-See Photo
Colombian footballer Camilo Zuniga and other teammates do stretching exercises during a training session on October 14, 2008, at Flamengo stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Colombia will face Brazil on October 15 in a FIFA World Cup South Africa-2010 qualifier match. (Antonio Scorza/AFP/Getty Images).
Must-See Video
Hockey fight -- Eric Godard vs. Riley Cote
Game To Watch
Phillies at Dodgers, 8:22 p.m. ET -- Can the Phillies close out the Dodgers?
Philadelphia Phillies
Los Angeles Dodgers
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Los Angeles Dodgers
1988 -- Injured Kirk Gibson hits dramatic two-run home run to give the Dodgers a 5-4 win in the first game of World Series.
1989 -- Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howes as the NHL's all-time leading scorer.
2001 -- In only their fourth year of existence, the Diamondbacks beat the Cardinals in the NLCS and advance to the World Series.


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