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The cheapest 'Dream Team' ever

Beginning this month, the basketball worlds will feature a Team USA short on riches. The average 2009-10 NBA salary for the 15 players now on the roster is about $5.8 million, just 30% above the average annual salary of all NBA players. There's never been a gap that small in the eight other major international events that featured NBA stars. The next-cheapest team was in 2002, when the average salary was 56% above the league average. That team came in sixth place. The 1992 Dream Team's average NBA salary was about $3 million, more than triple the league average. (The Wall Street Journal)Comment

Jets have a Revis replacement

If (when?) we find out Darrelle Revis will not be lining up in Week 1, the Jets have for now promoted a first-rounder from Boise State to fill his spot. [Monday] morning's back-to-work-after-the-scrimmage practice at SUNY Cortland was just another day at the office for rookie CB Kyle Wilson, starter for the New York Jets. "Yeah, I was still with the ones this morning," Wilson said of lining up at right corner with the first defense. "They kind of tell me as they go over it each day. You just find out daily. But any time I'm out there, everything's the same for me. I get out there and try to compete and make plays, whatever group I'm in." Wilson also got the start for the first drive of Saturday's Green & White scrum and for the ones' first drive of the second half of the scrimmage. (

Report: Forsberg contemplating NHL comeback

This might be starting to sound like Brett Favre's is-he-or-isn't-he retirement saga but rumblings have started that Peter Forsberg could again be contemplating an NHL comeback. According to a report in the Denver Post, Forsberg is mulling over whether he wants to return to the NHL for the first time since a nine-game stint with the Colorado Avalanche in 2007-08. Forsberg has played just 26 games over the last two seasons with Modo of the Swedish league due to recurring foot problems. (Toronto Sun)Comment

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A picture taken with an underwater camera shows Sweden's Therese Alshammar competing during the women's 50m butterfly qualifications Monday at the European Swimming Championships in Budapest. (Francois Xavier Marit/AFP/Getty Images)

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