Morning Jolt: Amar'e, Knicks eyeing Ridnour

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Wednesday, July 7

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Knicks, Amare eyeing Ridnour

While Amare Stoudemire would love to team up with point guard Tony Parker, a source told The Post the new Knicks power forward would prefer, given his choice of free-agent point guards, to pick-and-roll with Milwaukee's Luke Ridnour. The Knicks have Raymond Felton and Ridnour high on their list, but feel Ridnour could be the better value. (New York Post)Comment

Jackson OK with Favre missing camp

Tarvaris Jackson said the timing over when Brett Favre will announce his decision doesn't affect his approach to camp. "If he doesn't show up to Mankato, sign the same time he did last year, that's fine, that's more reps for me, Sage [Rosenfels] and Joe [Webb]," Jackson said. "We just basically try to take advantage of it. When he comes backs, be ready mentally and just know what you're getting yourself into. It's going to be a long season." (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)Comment

Cubs job will be Piniella's last

Lou Piniella has no intention of leaving the Cubs before the end of the season, won't manage again after he leaves town and has no regrets about coming to Chicago. Piniella declined to say whether this would be his final year as Cubs' manager. But he sounded like a man resigned to fate. (Chicago Tribune)Comment

Must-See Photo

Netherlands defender John Heitinga carries striker Arjen Robben as they celebrate at the end of their 2-0 win over Uruguay in the 2010 World Cup semifinals on Tuesday. :; AFP/Roberto Schmidt

Must-See Video

So LeBron James is going to announce his free-agent decision during a 1-hour special Thursday night on ESPN. Since he never went to college, maybe he'll use the opportunity to break out the ol' hats-on-the-table routine popular among high school recruits, as this video shows.

Game To Watch

Yankees at A's, 10:05 p.m. ET

  1. New York Yankees
  2. Oakland Athletics

SI Vault: Boris Becker

This Day in Sports

  • 1985 - Boris Becker became the youngest, the first unseeded and the first German player to win the Wimbledon men's finals
  • 1990 - Martina Navratilova won a record ninth Wimbledon women's singles title.
  • 2002 - Former NBA player Bison Dele passed away, believed to be murdered by his brother at sea.