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Nuggets ready to move Melo?

In taking his talents to South Beach, King James has earned verb status for himself -- as in "The Nuggets don't want to get LeBron'd." While deciding where he wants to spend the rest of his basketball life, Carmelo Anthony will do what's right by his family. But believe this: Nuggets owner Stan Kroenke will do what is best for his hefty investment in an NBA franchise, even if that means trading Melo. There is no way Denver can afford to lose the face of its franchise for nothing as a free agent. The Nuggets are now considering a strategy to part ways with their 26-year-old star forward, according to a league source. (Denver Post)Comment

Jones to Williams: 'Make some plays'

Jerry Jones had some simple advice to quiet any Roy Williams critics. Jones was asked what it would take for Williams to get back in the public's good graces. "Make some plays," Jones said. "I tell guys all along the one place you've got the greatest chance to rehab public opinion, no matter what you're rehabbing, is big plays. Big plays and winning games do wonders about the way people look at you." Williams has caught one pass, out of six thrown to him, for 21 yards in exhibition play. (Dallas Morning News)Comment

Rangers limiting Vlad's green light?

Ron Washington appears to be willing to curb 35-year-old Vladimir Guerrero's enthusiasm for running. After he was thrown out with the tying run at the plate in the ninth of Saturday's 3-1 loss to Boston, a simply inexcusable mistake, Washington accepted the blame for not holding Guerrero. The same mistake won't happen again. Washington won't completely shut Guerrero down from running, but he will pay much closer to attention. "I'm going to be more aware of the situations when I need to stop him," Washington said. (Dallas Morning News)Comment

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This Day in Sports

  • 1933 -- Lou Gehrig plays his 1,308th straight game to set a new major league record.
  • 1997 -- Davis Love III wins his first major with a five-stroke victory at the PGA Championship.
  • 2008 -- The United States men's swimming team wins the 400-meter medley relay, giving Michael Phelps his record-setting eighth gold medal of the Beijing Summer Olympics.