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Collinsworth predicts half a season -- at best

Though tucked into a blog post, Cris Collinsworth may have added a note with his take on the lockout. "I am going to get my football fix this fall even if the lockout cancels the NFL season. Highlands High School's head coach Dale Mueller (winner of 4 straight state championships) called to ask if I would be interested in coaching wide receivers. I laughed. He said he was serious. The pay wasn't much (zero), but he promised I would have fun. My son Jac is one of the receivers on the team, and I had already polluted his brain with most of my receiving advice. But what the heck, the NFL will probably miss at least half of their season anyway, I agreed." (

Mets may move Wright before Reyes

The Mets may not be able to keep home-grown players Jose Reyes and David Wright. Yet it is not a foregone conclusion that Reyes is the one who will be gone. General manager Sandy Alderson instead may choose to deal Wright next offseason, a source familiar with the organization's thinking told "It will be a very ticklish situation because of what David has meant to the team for so long, but that's not a concern of Sandy," the source said. "There will be some capital there to spend on Reyes if they choose to go that direction. Now, he can't obviously get monster money. If Reyes wants monster money, no, the Mets won't keep him." (

West ready to move Monta?

There's a chance Jerry West will arrive in Golden State and significant shakeup may follow. In fact, when you study all things Warriors and West -- not necessarily in that order -- the [Monta Ellis] foreshadowing is hard to miss. It's nothing personal. It's just basketball business. And with West on board as management's newest, sharpest voice, it seems likely that West already has begun to survey trade options for Ellis. "I've seen teams trade players that score tons of points and people say, 'How in the world can you trade that player?'" West said last week. "Because he might score tons of points and the team doesn't win. ... "When I look at (the Warriors), obviously they need more size." (San Jose Mercury News)Comment

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