Art Howe's tenure with the Mets will reportedly end on Oct. 3. Owner Fred Wilpon was persuaded to fire the manager during a summit of team brass last Friday.
--New York Daily News (9/13)
Last Thursday agent Leigh Steinberg unsuccessfully petitioned retired tailback Ricky Williams to report to the Dolphins before the season opener.
--Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel (9/13)
Jayson Williams (right) is looking to make a comeback. The ex--Nets star was working hard recently with the Clippers' Elton Brand and two other players.
--New York Post (9/13)
Buccaneers holdout Keenan McCardell again claimed that the team lied to him about a contract extension and said he wants out of Tampa. He said Baltimore, Chicago and Kansas City are teams that interest him.
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MANNY MILLAN (WILLIAMS)