Monday, July 25
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Bringing back Santonio Holmes, the top wide receiver playmaker on the market, as an unrestricted free agent is the Jets' No. 1 priority. Sources say the Redskins have also made Holmes their No. 1 priority. Remember how the Jets and Skins fought over Laveranues Coles in 2003? That one got nasty. Holmes is a better player than Coles, so if Daniel Snyder goes all out to get him, this could be better than anything that happens on Dec. 4. (New York Daily News)Comment
The NFL lockout is almost over ... and so too, apparently, is Jay Cutler's engagement. People.com reports Cutler and Kristin Cavallari have called off their engagement after just 10 months together. "She got dumped," says another source to people.com. "She's absolutely devastated. She can't believe this is happening." A source told E! News: "Jay got cold feet. Kristin is stunned." The source added the couple had been disagreeing over how Cavallari would balance her career while living in Chicago with Cutler during the football season. (Chicago Tribune)Comment
There's less than a week to go before the trade deadline, and the rumor mill involving the Cubs has quieted. But that doesn't mean general manager Jim Hendry isn't working behind the scenes. Several scouts were in attendance at Wrigley Field this past weekend, though some were known to be looking at Astros starter Wandy Rodriguez. Alfonso Soriano hasn't helped what little trade value he has by hitting .182 in July, Aramis Ramirez has said he will not waive his no-trade clause (for now), Carlos Pena may not have much value and Ryan Dempster and Kerry Wood apparently will be granted their desires to stay in Chicago. (Chicago Tribune)Comment
What better way for Cadel Evans to celebrate winning the Tour de France than with a hug from a giant, stuffed alligator? (AP)
On July 25, 1990, Roseanne Barr offered up one of her more memorable performances. Relive the horror.
Game To Watch
The upstart Pirates face another test when they visit the Braves in Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. ET
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SI Vault: More Pete Rose
This Day in Sports
- 1978 -- Pete Rose sets a new National League hitting streak record with a hit in his 38th straight game
- 1961 -- Roger Maris hits four home runs in a doubleheader, ending the day with 40 homers en route to 61
- 1971 -- Former Expos, Red Sox and Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez born in the Dominican Republic