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In brief: Favre back, this time with Vikings

Wed., Aug. 19, 2009

NFL: Brett Favre’s latest retirement lasted all of three weeks.

The three-time MVP has done an about-face for the second time in as many years and will play for the Vikings this season.

“I felt I did everything I possibly could do to get where I need to be,” Favre said Tuesday. “You’re 39, your arm may not feel like it did at 21. But the pieces are in place that you don’t have to do that much and I agree with that.

“If they were willing to take that chance, I was, too.”

The Vikings confirmed the agreement that seemed so inevitable all summer, only to be held up on July 28 when the man who holds every major NFL career passing record told Childress he wasn’t ready to play, citing a lack of confidence in his beat-up body to hold up over an entire season.

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NFL involved in Cable fiasco

NFL: Tom Cable went on the defensive Tuesday and the NFL said it would investigate reports that the Oakland Raiders coach got into a fight that sent one of his assistants to the hospital.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league is looking into the situation to try to determine the facts of what happened.

A day after calling it “an internal issue that we are dealing with,” Cable denied anything transpired at all with defensive assistant Randy Hanson earlier this month. Cable, a former head coach at Idaho, allegedly punched Hanson in the jaw. Hanson is a former assistant for Mike Kramer and Paul Wulff at Eastern Washington University.

“Nothing happened,” Cable told a large swarm of reporters Tuesday.

A report filed with the Napa Police Department describes an unnamed 41-year-old Raiders assistant coach being treated at the Queen of the Valley Hospital for a jaw injury, which the victim alleges was caused by an unidentified member of the Raiders coaching staff on Aug. 5.

AOL Fanhouse reported that Cable was the coach who caused the injury.

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Durfey holds Canadian lead

Rodeo: Tyson Durfey roped and tied his calf in 7.6 seconds to win the Cranbrook, British Columbia, rodeo and $1,166 last weekend, propelling him to first place in Canadian Pro Rodeo Association standings.

The tie-down roper from Colbert, Wash., has won $24,345 in Canada, where he won championships in 2006 and 2008. He has a $600 lead in the CPRA, his winnings built over 15 rodeos while the second- place cowboy has 39 rodeos.

Overall he has $62,710, putting him sixth in the PRCA standings as he tries to qualify for his third-straight National Finals Rodeo.

Dave Trimmer


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