Quick Read: Favre's future uncertain
Favre's future undertain CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Brett Favre's doctor indicated Wednesday that his recent ankle surgery went well and the quarterback has a few more weeks of rehabilitation before he'll decide if he'll return for a 20th NFL season. Ort...
Favre's future undertain
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Brett Favre's doctor indicated Wednesday that his recent ankle surgery went well and the quarterback has a few more weeks of rehabilitation before he'll decide if he'll return for a 20th NFL season.
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews said there were no problems with last month's arthroscopic procedure, which removed scar tissue and bone spurs from Favre's left ankle.
"It went fine," Andrews said after speaking at the Charlotte Touchdown Club luncheon. "He's rehabbing and trying to decide what he's going to do. I talked to him yesterday."
Favre turns 41 in October. He has a contract with Minnesota that will pay him $13 million if he plays in the 2010 season. He has given few hints in the offseason, other than the surgery, which has led many in the Vikings organization to predict that he'll be back.
"We've got a few more weeks of rehabbing," Andrews said. "I think he hasn't decided yet what he wants to do."
Swiss stun Spain at World Cup
DURBAN, South Africa -- Switzerland pulled off a shocking upset at the World Cup on Wednesday, beating European champion Spain 1-0 on Gelson Fernandes' second-half goal. Fernandes clipped the ball into the net in the 52nd minute, ending Spain's run of 12 straight wins and handing the Spanish team its second loss in 50 games. Spain's only other loss during the stretch was to the United States, at the Confederations Cup in South Africa last year.
Spain outshot the Swiss 24-8.
-- Jean Beausejour scored the only goal and Chile beat Honduras 1-0 for its first World Cup victory in exactly 48 years.
-- Diego Forlan scored two goals, helping Uruguay to a 3-0 victory that pushed South Africa closer to being the first host nation to go out in the opening round of a World Cup.
Pac-10 invites Utah
SALT LAKE CITY -- The Pac-10 is inviting the University of Utah to become the 12th member of the conference. The Pac-10 extended an invitation Wednesday to Utah, which is currently in the Mountain West Conference. Last week, Colorado accepted an invitation to join the Pac-10.
Wild re-sign Sheppard
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild have re-signed center James Sheppard to a one-year contract. The deal was announced Wednesday and qualifying offers were made to restricted free agent left wing Guillaume Latendresse and backup goalie Josh Harding.
The Wild also extended qualifying offers to goalie Anton Khudobin, defenseman Nate Prosser and left wing Matt Kassian. The team released Morten Madsen and Jamie Fraser.
Huskies' rally falls short
The Duluth Huskies rallied in the ninth inning before falling 6-5 to the St. Cloud River Bats in Northwoods League baseball on Wednesday night before 533 fans at Wade Stadium.
Devon Rodriguez went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs to lead St. Cloud (7-5). Cody Asche had a double and three RBIs to lead Duluth (6-6), while Jeff Reynolds led off the ninth inning with a triple and later scored to pull the Huskies within one. Duluth got two more runners aboard but the rally fell short after two strikeouts and a fly out.