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Nuggets shopping Carmelo
The Nets have been talking around the league and one of the teams they will revisit is Denver, where Carmelo Anthony is available. League sources insist the Nuggets are making Anthony available for the right price. The Nets have spoken to Denver -- Nets GM Kiki Vandeweghe drafted Anthony and reshaped the Nuggets roster when he was there ... One proposal contained "a lot of pieces" including the Nets' pick, Richard Jefferson and Marcus Williams for Anthony and Marcus Camby. One source stressed nothing is imminent and talks are still in the infancy stage.
Taylor's dance makes Parcells bristle
Wednesday, the Dolphins end their latest round of football preparation, but again sans Jason Taylor, who hopes to be making the morning-after talk-show rounds that day with dance partner Edyta Sliwinska, basking in triumph, luxuriating in swelling stardom. Meanwhile, back at Dolphins headquarters in Davie, club high-potentate Bill Parcells quietly bristles and boils, stews and seethes, over Taylor's continued absence -- over the very idea that a player on his watch might choose ballroom dancing over Tuna's definition of dedication. And get away with it! What galls Parcells (picture the face of a man biting a lemon) is that a ''Parcells guy'' does not prance or pirouette in ruffled sleeves. Be clear that the villain in this soap is Parcells, whose enmity over this situation would be comical if it weren't so sad. So small.
Steinbrenner cool to GM Cashman
Not long ago, a humbling weekend for a stumbling Yankees team could have provoked the principal owner, George Steinbrenner, into criticizing the manager. Times have changed, but only to a point. Hank Steinbrenner, who is co-chairman of the Yankees with his brother, Hal, praised Manager Joe Girardi in a wide-ranging telephone interview on Monday. But with the last-place Yankees sputtering along at 20-24, the architect of the team, General Manager Brian Cashman, received only measured support ..."If Brian wants to be the G.M. next year, there's a chance he will be," Steinbrenner said.
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Boston Red Sox starter Jon Lester throws his last pitch, a strike, to Kansas City Royals pinch-hitter Alberto Callaspo to complete a no-hitter at Fenway Park Monday. The Red Sox won 7-0.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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