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9A: Report: Childress Leaning Towards Ending Favre's Streak; Iverson headed To Turkey; Sabathia's Knee Surgery Today

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REPORT: VIKINGS COACH CHILDRESS LEANING TOWARDS ENDING FAVRE'S STREAK:

According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Vikings head coach Brad Childress is leaning toward having Tarvaris Jackson open Sunday at quarterback -- a move that would end Favre's NFL-record streak of 291 consecutive starts. Favre, who has played through numerous injuries during his 20-year NFL career, has "confided" in some close to him he's not convinced Childress will let him play against New England, the NFL Network also reported Thursday night. Both the quarterback and coach were couching their words this week after a Tuesday meeting where Favre said he wanted to play and Childress, who said the streak won't factor into his decision, made no promises.

IVERSON HEADED TO TURKEY:

He's not a young turk, but Allen Iverson is headed to Turkey. Iverson will hold a news conference today in New York to sign a two year four million dollar contract. with the Turkish team Besiktas. The former MVP'S new career begins the week of November 8TH.

SABATHIA TO HAVE SURGERY TODAY:

Yankees ace CC Sabathia is scheduled to undergo what the team is calling minor knee surgery today. Its an arthroscopic procedure to repair a small meniscus tear in his right knee. He is expected to be ready for spring training.