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The King is not the only free agent-to-be who the Knicks may land this off-season. If the Knicks lose out on LeBron James, their consolation prize could be Atlanta's Joe Johnson. And that would be just fine with Johnson, who says he would surely make a free-agent visit to the Knicks because of his great relationship with Mike D'Antoni, who coached him in Phoenix. "I got even something better to focus on right now with Atlanta, trying to finish off the season well," Johnson told The Post after the All-Star Game. "[Mike and I] have got a great relationship." (New York Post)Comment
Eighty-six gold medals will be awarded at the Vancouver Games, but none will be talked about, analyzed and cared about more by Canadians than the men's hockey gold. And no Canadian athlete has a bigger spotlight on him than No. 1 center Sidney Crosby, 22, of the Pittsburgh Penguins. (USA Today)Comment
Who has the most to lose in these Olympics Games? Let me play along by suggesting, except for possibly the host Canadians and NBC, the Blackhawks have the most to lose when the Olympic hockey tournament begins Tuesday. It didn't take Patrick Kane lying on the ice for two minutes Sunday in Columbus following a knee-on-knee hit to reach that conclusion. (Chicago Tribune)Comment
Canada's Drew Neilson during the men's snowboard cross quali-flying at the Olympics on Monday.
Bode Miller wins bronze medal.
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This Day in Sports
- 1970 -- Joe Frazier TKOs Jimmy Ellis in the fifth round to win the heavyweight championship.
- 1972 -- Wilt Chamberlain of the Los Angeles Lakers scores his 30,000 career point.
- 1984 -- Bill Johnson becomes the first American to win a gold medal in Olympic downhill skiing.