August 3rd, 2010
11:49 AM ET

Sports: Favre, A-Rod, Lilly, Modano, Haynesworth

Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez grounds out during the first inning Monday in New York.

NFL training camps are in full swing and SI.com's Don Banks checks in from the Minnesota Vikings' camp, where the annual Brett Favre watch isn't the biggest storyline.

Banks says it's the status of an injured wide receiver that's the more pressing concern. He also talks to Adrian Peterson about his goal of a fumble-free season, and on the topic of Favre, finds a restaurant that's offering the future Hall of Fame quarterback all he can eat if he shows up for camp.

You can find all of SI.com's training camp postcards and scheduled stops here.

As for the sports in full swing, baseball, soccer and tennis are all on today's schedule. Here are a few highlights (all times Eastern).


Jays at Yankees (7:05 p.m., SNET, YES). Alex Rodriguez's pursuit of his 600th home run continues. The Yankees third baseman has been stuck on 599 since July 22 and has already taken more time between homers No. 599 and 600 than any other player to reach the milestone homer. He'll be facing Ricky Romero, against whom he has four career hits, but no HRs.

Padres at Dodgers (10:10 p.m., 4 San Diego, KCAL). The big piece the Dodgers added for the playoff push will make his L.A. debut as Ted Lilly faces off against the NL West-leading Padres. The Dodgers, who have lost six straight and trail San Diego by nine games, acquired Lilly (3-8, 3.69 ERA) before Saturday's trading deadline.

By The Numbers

40 – Dallas Stars icon Mike Modano will reportedly join the Detroit Red Wings on a one-year contract for $1.25 million. The center spent 20 seasons with the Stars.

8 – The Blackhawks allowed goalie Antti Niemi to become a free agent after they decided not to accept the $2.75 million he was awarded in arbitration. He is the eighth player to leave the team since they won their first Stanley Cup title in 49 years.

3 – Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth failed his conditioning test for the third time, pulling up after three back-and-forth sprints with a sore knee in his attempt to complete the two 300-yard shuttle runs. The All-Pro isn't allowed to practice until he passes the test.

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  1. Ellen Strauss

    Waiting for a veerdict from the Blago trial. Any news?

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