July 23, 2009
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Bosh laughs at idea of joining Knicks
Ismail Humet is a huge Knicks fan who attends Hofstra University and had high hopes about his club making hay in 2010's free-agent class. That is, until he had a taped phone conversation with Chris Bosh, who broke into a laughing fit at the notion of signing with the Knicks next summer. The entire conversation can be seen on ustream.com. Bosh's reps taped the contest giveaway, a recent trend of athletes promoting themselves on their own through ustream. (New York Post)
Red Sox lining up more trades
The Red Sox yesterday morning traded two prospects to the Pittsburgh Pirates for lefthanded-hitting first baseman Adam LaRoche, ending a months-long pursuit to bulwark the corner infield positions and perhaps offering a preview for more - and potentially grander - deals to come by general manager Theo Epstein. Epstein believes the Red Sox, even with LaRoche, do not possess the depth among their position players as they have in past seasons. A subsequent trade could be for another player who fits a similar profile. Epstein said the Red Sox could also trade for "a second category of player we're certainly going to pursue where we can find significant impact on the roster." (Boston Globe)
Brandon Marshall facing suspension?
The NFL could discipline Brandon Marshall a second time essentially for the same alleged incident, depending on how a six-person jury rules in his trial next month in Atlanta. Marshall, the Broncos' leading receiver the past two seasons with a total of 206 catches, is scheduled for trial Aug. 13 on a misdemeanor battery charge in the Georgia State Court of Fulton County in Atlanta. Marshall's trial stems from an incident March 4, 2008, at the Atlanta apartment of his former girlfriend, Rasheedah Watley. The alleged altercation between Marshall and Watley caused NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to investigate the receiver's conduct, which included numerous previous police-related incidents. (Denver Post)
Must-See Photo
A student takes in the view before a beach sumo promotional event in Tokyo, Japan on Thursday. Trade in that bikini for a loincloth -- Japan's ancient sport sumo is hitting the beach this summer to promote sportsmanship and environmental awareness. (AP Photo/Junji Kurokawa)
Must-See Video
Jordan Crawford isn't the only person who has dunked on Lebron.
Game To Watch
Athletics at Yankees, 7:05 p.m ET
Oakland A's
New York Yankees
This Day In Sports History

SI Vault: More Jackie Robinson
1962 -- Jackie Robinson becomes the first black player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
2000 -- Joining his grandfather Gus and father Buddy, Reds' third baseman Mike Bell becomes part of the first three-generation family to play for the same team.
2000 -- Lance Armstrong wins his second Tour de France.
2005 -- At SBC Park, uniform No. 36 is added to the second deck of the left field bleachers joining nine others as the Giants honor Gaylord Perry.

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