August 27, 2009
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Mir: Lesnar would crush Fedor
Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir has, for the most part, kept quiet following his loss to current champion Brock Lesnar at UFC 100, but Mir recently spoke with Xtreme Radio about the loss to Brock, his potential fight with Cheick Kongo, and how he thinks Fedor would fare against Lesnar. Though we may never see the fight take place, Mir was asked if he thought Fedor Emelianenko could beat Brock Lesnar. "In a cage no. In a boxing ring, possibly," said Mir. Mir also outlined why he doesn't think Fedor would be too successful in the UFC. "In a boxing ring, when you're taken down, you can scoot from under the ropes, you can survive. In a cage, you better be able to get back up, or you're gonna get crushed. He would get crushed against Brock."
Viking starters back Favre
Reports that there is an "issue," "schism" or "faction" in the Vikings' locker room over who will start at quarterback was news to 13 players, including nine offensive and defensive starters, Wednesday evening. To encourage candor, the Pioneer Press contacted players expected to make the final 53-man roster and offered them anonymity to address how they felt about who should start at quarterback and if they had heard any teammates discussing the "issue" or "schism."
(St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Why Red Sox released Penny
Veteran right-hander Brad Penny requested and received his release last night in a move that clears a roster spot for left-hander reliever Billy Wagner and gives Penny time to join a new team before postseason rosters are set. He can talk to other teams while on waivers, but he can't formally enter into a contract until he clears. He would like the opportunity to start, which probably wasn't going to happen in Boston.
(Boston Herald)
Must-See Photo
Sugoi Uriarte of Spain (white) fights Tsagaanbaatar Hashbaatar of Mongolia during the World Judo Championships -66 kg men's final in The Netherlands. Hashbaatar took the gold medal. (AP)
Must-See Video
The Kansas City Chiefs were in Scranton this offseason.
Game To Watch
Rangers vs. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. ET
Texas Rangers
New York Yankees
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Rickey Henderson
1976 -- Transsexual Renee Richards is barred from competing in tennis' U.S. Open.
1978 -- The Cincinnati Reds' Joe Morgan becomes the first to hit 200 home runs and steal 500 bases.
1982 -- Rickey Henderson steals his 119th base of the season, breaking Lou Brock's record.

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