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Daily Jolt, March 18: Carmelo willing to change for Phil Jackson

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'Melo willing to change for Phil

Carmelo Anthony said he is willing to make changes to his game if Phil Jackson believes the prolific scorer has to do so to win an NBA title. Anthony, who is a pending free agent, said the Knicks' big picture "is definitely more attractive" with Jackson's arrival. (ESPN New York) Comment

RGIII hope to play '14 without brace

When Robert Griffin III returns to the field next season, the Redskins quarterback intends to do it minus the bulky brace many blamed for blunting his speed and agility in 2013. Griffin confirmed his decision to CSNWashington.com Monday night at the Ed Block Courage Award ceremony. In January, he was voted by his teammates as the Redskins' recipient of the annual honor. Asked about the brace, Griffin acknowledged that he plans to consult with team doctors. But he also left no doubt when he said he intends to ditch the hinged device. "I took it off the year after [ACL surgery] at Baylor [in 2009]," Griffin said. "Me, [team trainer] Larry [Hess], Dr. [James] Andrews, Dr. [Anthony] Casolaro, Dr. [Chris] Annunziata, we'll all sit down and figure it out." "But," he added, "I think it's safe to say I won't be wearing the brace." (CSN Washington) Comment

Phillies trading Jimmy Rollins?

ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted that the Phillies are strongly considering trading Jimmy Rollins before the season starts: "Sources: There is strong sentiment within PHI organization right now that the team would be better off trading shortstop Jimmy Rollins ASAP." Rollins cannot be traded without his consent, because he has 10-5 rights. (ESPN) Comment

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Must-See Photo

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the Chicago Bulls donned green jerseys Monday rather than their usual home red. Something just doesn't look right.. (Getty Images)

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Poor 76ers. Not only did the team lose a franchise-record 21st straight game on Monday night, but it had Paul George cap off the loss with an exclamation point in the form of a poster dunk over Henry Sims.

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SI Vault: Michael Jordan
  • 1936 -- Maurice "Rocket" Richard became the first NHL player to score 50 goals in a season.
  • 1953 -- The National League owners approved the Braves moving from Boston to Milwaukee.
  • 1995 -- Michael Jordan announced he would be returning to the NBA after almost a two-year layoff with a two-word press release: "I'm back."
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