August 19, 2009
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Smoltz to sign with Cardinals
Free agent pitcher John Smoltz will accept the Cardinals' offer to join the club as its fifth starter after clearing waivers at noon (St. Louis time) today, barring an unforeseen waiver claim, multiple sources said Tuesday.
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Vikings to dump Jackson soon
It's expected that Tarvaris Jackson will be traded or released by Friday. If the Vikings are able to trade Jackson, it would seem they would prefer to deal him out of the conference. However, because Jackson knows the Vikings' offense, the hapless Detroit Lions could have interest. The best Minnesota could expect in a Jackson trade would be a seventh-round draft pick. The Vikings used a second-round pick to draft him four years ago.(St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Titans aren't pursuing Harrison
Marvin Harrison is an eight-time Pro Bowl selection and one of the NFL's most productive receivers all-time. And over the years with the Colts, he had his share of good days against the Titans. But don't look for him to be joining them. A report on ESPN tonight indicated the Titans had reached out to Harrison and are one of the teams interested in him. It seems like every time a notable receiver is on the market the Titans get linked to him.
Must-See Photo
Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress picks up his new quarterback, Brett Favre, at St. Paul Downtown Airport in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday. (AP)
Must-See Video
Kansas State guard Denis Clemente pulls off the H-O-R-S-E shot of the year.
Game To Watch
Red Sox (Clay Buchholz) at Blue Jays (Roy Halladay), 7:07 p.m. ET on ESPN
Boston Red Sox
Toronto Blue Jays
This Day In Sports History

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1934 -- Paul Runyan wins PGA Championship.
1962 -- Homer Blancos plays finest round in golf, shooting a 55.
1983 -- Former LSU football star Billy Cannon sentenced to five years for counterfeiting.
1983 -- Dodgers trade Dave Stewart and Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycutt.
1995 -- Mike Tyson returns to the ring and DQs Peter McNeeley in 89 seconds.


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