The Tennessee Titans passed on wide receiver Randy Moss once before, back in the 1998 draft. Not again. The Titans claimed Moss off the waiver wire Wednesday, choosing not to take any risks with receiver Kenny Britt missing at least one game with an injured right hamstring. Moss does plan to report to the Titans, league sources told our Adam Schefter. With a bye this week, the Titans are expecting Moss to arrive in Nashville on Sunday night.
The Buffalo Bills have claimed former San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman on waivers, league sources told our Adam Schefter. Merriman must report to the Bills within the next five days or he'll be placed on the Reserve/Left Squad list and would not be able to play the rest of the season. At the moment, Merriman plans to report to Buffalo, sources told Schefter. He is not, however, expected to play Sunday against the Chicago Bears.
Tens of thousands of baseball fans flocked to downtown San Fran Wednesday to toast the Giants' World Series championship and see their hometown heroes take a victory lap in a ticker-tape parade reminiscent of the one held when the team moved west from New York 52 years ago. Reliever Brian Wilson gave fans high-fives during the Giants' World Series championship parade. Fans crowded the sidewalks and flooded the Civic Center to salute a team of self-described misfits and castoffs. The die-hards showed up before dawn to stake out spots ahead of the parade. Many skipped work and pulled their children out of school so they could catch what they said was a once-in-a-lifetime celebration.
Former Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds manager Sparky Anderson has been placed in hospice care at his Thousand Oaks, Calif. home for complications resulting from dementia. Anderson won two World Series titles with the Reds and another with the Tigers. Anderson's family said in a statement Wednesday that they appreciate the support and kindness that friends and fans have shown throughout the Hall of Famer's career and retirement. No further details were released.
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Wednesday that the club will not pick up the mutual option on designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero for 2011 but is interested in re-signing the slugger. Guerrero signed a contract last winter that included a mutual option for $9 million for 2011. But Daniels said neither side intended to pick up the option when the contract was drawn up.
Eagles linebacker Ernie Sims has been fined $50,000 for striking defenseless receiver Lavelle Hawkins in Philadelphia's game with the Titans on Oct. 24. It's the first large fine handed out by the NFL since it sent a video to the 32 teams emphasizing what hits would bring big fines and possible suspensions. Sims is a repeat offender, having been fined twice for unnecessary roughness, on Dec. 28, 2008 and on Sept. 13, 2009, both while with the Detroit Lions.
T.O. said on his reality show late Tuesday night that he understands Washington's decision to pull Donovan McNabb. Owens feuded with McNabb when they were in Philadelphia together from 2004-'05. On "The T.Ocho Show," Owens took another swipe at McNabb, saying there were "rumors" he couldn't get things done in the two-minute offense when they were together. "Well, I don't really want to start anything, but I did play in the Super Bowl and there were rumors where he couldn't get our two-minute offense going at the end of the game," Owens said. "I'm just saying."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.