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Barely a year ago, they were part of the Big Three that led to the highest expectations in the NBA, countless stories about whether their coach would replaced by Pat Riley, and the plummeting popularity of LeBron James after his Decision -- and now they may be headed overseas. Not only is Dwyane Wade open to considering overseas overtures should the lockout extend into the season, but Chris Bosh is, too, according to their agent, Henry Thomas. (The Miami Herald)Comment
Now the question becomes whether it will boil over. Osi Umenyiora and Jerry Reese are back on speaking terms ... at least for now. A few hours after ending his one-day holdout on Saturday, the disgruntled defensive end agreed to meet with Giants GM Jerry Reese even though a source had told the Daily News that Umenyiora was vowing to "never talk to Jerry ever again -- ever." But while Tom Coughlin said "something good ... came out of that" conversation, one source close to Umenyiora said the situation remained tenuous, at best. "This isn't over," the source said. "Osi's going to be quiet about it for now, though, because he wants to let everything play out." (New York Daily News)Comment
With the Giants' cupboard of options looking bare at shortstop, they acquired Orlando Cabrera from Cleveland. Freddy Sanchez is expected to undergo season-ending right shoulder surgery soon, Miguel Tejada's return from the disabled list is iffy, Mike Fontenot needed a single off an infielder's glove to break an 0-for-22 streak, and rookie Brandon Crawford was hitting .190. ... Tejada was not a happy camper. Asked for a reaction to the Giants' acquisition of another right-handed hitting shortstop, Tejada snapped his displeasure not at the team but at the media for writing that he lacks the range to play shortstop. "People forget I've done too much in this game," said Tejada, who is on the disabled list with an abdominal strain. (San Jose Mercury News)Comment
Who knew the swimming world championships had an Olympic-style closing ceremony? We all do now. (AP)
Jered Weaver doesn't take kindly to Carlos Guillen's extended look at his home run.
Game To Watch
The NL Central-contending Cardinals look to close the gap on the division-leading Brewers in Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. ET
- St Louis Cardinals
- Milwaukee Brewers
SI Vault: More Reggie Jackson
This Day in Sports
- 1993 -- Reggie Jackson is enshrined at baseball's Hall of Fame in Cooperstown
- 1978 -- The Braves bring an end to Pete Rose's 44-game hitting streak
- 1972 -- Nate Colbert of the Padres hits five home runs in a double header