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Morning Jolt: Knicks turning away from LeBron?

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Monday, June 28

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Knicks to start with JJ, Stoudemire?

Donnie Walsh and Mike D'Antoni are seeking to arrange a meeting with Atlanta free agent Joe Johnson in Los Angeles Wednesday at midnight -- or 9 p.m. California time -- before flying to Ohio for the LeBron James' pow-wow. Even crazier, the Knicks are trying to fit in Amare' Stoudemire that evening, too, in either LA or Phoenix. Johnson is said to be holding all his free-agent meetings in LA, home of his agent Arn Tellem. (New York Post)Comment

Vikes preparing for Peterson holdout

The Vikings, by drafting running back Toby Gerhart and then signing RB Ryan Moats, could be preparing for an Adrian Peterson contract holdout. (St. Paul Pioneer Press)Comment

A-Rod, Torre making up?

In case you were wondering, yes, Joe Torre and New York Yankees All-Star Alex Rodriguez finally got around to saying hi to each other. Rodriguez walked to the back of the batting cage before the game to greet his former manager, who playfully backed up, holding up his hands when seeing him. Rodriguez paused awkwardly for a second, but laughed and playfully threw a couple of fake body punches at Torre when he realized he was joking. Rodriguez refused to talk about Torre in the days leading up to the Yankees' visit to Los Angeles and ignored him when they were both on the field Friday, leading to speculation that Rodriguez was still upset about the way he was portrayed in a book Torre coauthored. (Los Angeles Times)Comment

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