TRUTH + RUMORS

September 05, 2004

Embattled Phillies manager Larry Bowa will keep his job until at least the end of the season, according to general manager Ed Wade.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (8/29)

Heat president Pat Riley would like to extend Shaquille O'Neal's contract, which has two years left but an opt-out after next season. Riley hasn't spoken with free agent Karl Malone but said the team "would love to talk to him and sign him."

The Miami Herald (8/29)

Cleveland is still dangling James Jackson in front of the Dolphins, but Browns coach Butch Davis said he wants a third-round pick for Jackson. Another source said the Browns would likely take less.

The Miami Herald (8/29)

Buccaneers general manager Bruce Allen vehemently denied he has turned down trade offers for holdout receiver Keenan McCardell (above), who claimed the team had an offer of a mid-round pick for him. Allen said no team has called.

St. Petersburg Times (8/29)

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