David Lee and Nate Robinson, it may be time to pack your bags. With Stephen Curry off the board, taken at No. 7 by Golden State, the Knicks added to their power-forward stable by selecting athletic 6-foot-10 Arizona stud Jordan Hill -- a player coach Mike D'Antoni compared with Amare Stoudemire -- with the eighth pick. Hill's arrival allows the Knicks flexibility in deciding whether to re-sign Lee or use him in a sign-and-trade when he becomes a free agent on July 1. Lee's future became even more clouded because the Knicks finalized their trade with Memphis, obtaining 7-foot center Darko Milicic for Quentin Richardson and cash. (New York Post) Comment
Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth broke the bank during free agency with a seven-year contract with a maximum value of $100 million that includes $41 million in guaranteed money, but he claims he could have made even more money if he had signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During an interview with Adam Schein and Jim Miller of Sirius NFL Radio, Haynesworth revealed that the Buccaneers offered more money than the Redskins. Haynesworth said that the New York Giants made a significant offer, but it was much less than the Redskins and the Buccaneers' respective offers. He also said that the Atlanta Falcons and the Denver Broncos displayed some interest, too.
Manager Eric Wedge, starting last season, has been exercising regularly. Those close to him say he's lost about 25 pounds. The regime of exercise and an improved diet has never served him better now that his job might be in danger. "The higher the stress level, the more you work out," said Wedge with a laugh before Thursday's game against the Pirates. "At this rate, I'll be in the best shape of my life. "I'll dodge all those bullets coming my way, I'll be in better shape." Wedge is on the hot seat for the first time in seven years as manager. (Cleveland Plain Dealer) Comment
Mixing new school with old: Swiss rider Mat Rebeaud performs a show jump at the historic Stock Yards in Fort Worth, Texas, to announce the third stage of the "Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour." (AP)
1959 -- Ingemar Johansson knocks out Floyd Patterson in the third round at Yankee Stadium to win the world heavyweight title. 1990 -- Jennifer Capriati, 14, defeats Helen Kelesi 6-3, 6-1 in the first round to become the youngest winner of a match in Wimbledon history. 2002 -- Seven-time champion Pete Sampras, 1992 winner Andre Agassi and No. 2-seeded Marat Safin all lose -- throwing the Wimbledon tournament wide open.
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