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Asomugha Island? The Jets may be dreaming of the ultimate shutdown cornerback tandem. According to a source, Gang Green contacted the agent for Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, considered the top free agent on the market. The talks with Asomugha create the possibility of a dream pairing of Asomugha and Darrelle Revis in the Jets' secondary. Signing Asomugha looks like a long shot for the Jets since he'll command a monster salary, and the Jets have several free agent needs. But there have been rumors that Asomugha wants to be a Jet and might take less money to join them. Asomugha, ESPN reported yesterday, wants to be an actor and might be interested in New York because of those aspirations. (New York Post)Comment
The Blue Jays reportedly have legitimate interest in him, but he's not likely headed that way. Of all the teams interested in Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez -- and there are a lot -- the Yankees have the best chance of actually landing him, according to major-league sources. It's harder to know whether the two teams will actually be able to complete a deal, because the Rockies continue to place a high price on Jimenez, and the Yankees continue to be protective of their prospects. Any Jimenez deal would almost certainly need to include one of the Yankees' top catching prospects (either Jesus Montero or Austin Romine), as well as some combination of the top pitching prospects (Manuel Banuelos, Dellin Betances and Ivan Nova). (CBSSports.com)Comment
No stranger to speculation about is next destination, Carmelo Anthony added another country to the list Tuesday. [Anthony] said he will consider offers to play professional basketball in China if there is no resolution to the NBA lockout. The Knicks star and New Orleans guard Chris Paul were in Hong Kong, the first stop of a promotional tour of China. With Kobe Bryant reportedly negotiating a deal to play in Turkey, Anthony and Paul said they also are considering overseas moves. Asked by SNTV where they would go, Anthony replied "China." Paul said, "Same, no question." The answers may have been designed to compliment their hosts, but Anthony added, "It's a lot of history here, the fans are great; why not, why not try it out?" (New York Post)Comment
Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies slides safely past Eli Whiteside of the San Francisco Giants for an inside-the-park home run at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday. (AP)
The Braves beat the Pirates in 19 innings when the home-plate umpire called Julio Lugo safe in one of the most controversial calls in recent memory.
Game To Watch
Giants at Phillies, 7:05 p.m. ET, ESPN
- San Francisco Giants
- Philadelphia Phillies
SI Vault: More Reggie Lewis
This Day in Sports
- 1993 -- Boston Celtics' guard Reggie Lewis dies after collapsing on a Brandeis University basketball court during practice.
- 1996 -- A pipe bomb explodes at Atlanta Olympics Centennial Park, killing a 44-year-old Georgia woman and wounding at least 111.
- 2003 -- Lance Armstrong becomes the fifth cyclist in history to win the Tour de France five times (and just the second to win it five times in succession).