6P: Favre 'Willing To Give It A Try'; Mays, McCovey, Others With First Pitch; Heat-Celtics Sets Ratings Mark

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Favre Won't Rule Self Out vs. Patriots
Brett Favre is not ruling himself out of Sunday's game at New England despite two fractures in his left ankle. "I'm willing to give it a try," Favre said of attempting to play. The 41-year-old Favre wore a large, gray walking boot on his left leg to the podium for his regular news conference on Wednesday, and he said he doesn't anticipate participating in a full practice at all this week.

Giants Greats To Take Part In First-Pitch Honors
Willie Mays and Willie McCovey are among six San Francisco Giants Hall of Famers who will throw out ceremonial first pitches before the World Series opener. Joining them prior to tonight's game against the Texas Rangers are Orlando Cepeda, Monte Irvin, Juan Marichal and Gaylord Perry, the commissioner's office said. Bobby Thomson's daughters, Megan Armstrong and Nancy Mitchell, are to throw out the ceremonial first pitches before Game 2. Thomson, whose three-run, ninth-inning homer at the Polo Grounds against the Brooklyn Dodgers won the 1951 NL pennant for the New York Giants, died Aug. 16 at the age of 86.

LeBron's Heat Debut Sets Cable NBA TV Mark
The Heat's new Big Three earned big television ratings. The debut of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Tuesday's opener drew the most viewers for an NBA regular-season game in cable history. TNT said Wednesday that Miami's 88-80 loss to the Boston Celtics had a 4.6 rating and was watched by 7.4 million people. The rating is second only to the 4.9 for the Bulls-Lakers game on Feb. 2, 1996, when Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson met for the first time after both came out of retirement.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.