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Bengals interested in Pacman, Jones

Even though free agency doesn't begin until three weeks from Friday, the Bengals are looking to make a splash quickly, looking at two players with the last name of Jones who both have questionable pasts. The Bengals and Titans have both offered former Jaguars receiver Matt Jones a contract. According to The Tennessean, the Titans have been interested in Jones since last September while Jones visited with the Bengals this week. Things got even more interesting Thursday night when ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the team worked out cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones earlier in the day. (Cincinnati Enquirer) Comment

Iverson retiring soon?

Now that Allen Iverson has elected to skip Sunday's NBA All-Star Game, reports circulating throughout the league have him retiring soon. According to those close to the Answer, there's no truth to that. (Philadelphia Inquirer) Comment

Angels eye Cuban defector

The Angels were reportedly among half a dozen teams that recently watched five Cuban defectors work out in the Dominican Republic. Of the five, the Angels appear most interested in 20-year-old shortstop Adeiny Hechevarria, from Santiago. One scout who saw his workout told the Miami newspaper Hechevarria's contract could top $8 million. Hechevarria, who started for Cuba in the World Junior Championships in 2007, has great range and a power bat. (Los Angeles Times) Comment

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LeBron James dropped 32 points and 13 assists in a win over the Magic on Thursday. Just another night out for the King. (David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

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  • 2007 -- Duke, saddled by its first four-game losing skid in 11 years, falls out of The AP poll for the first time since the end of the 1995-96 season.
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