Transition mode may take over a significant part of Gang Green's personnel, too. The New York Jets, fresh off an exhaustive hunt for new general manager John Idzik, will explore options to deal star corner Darrelle Revis this offseason, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Revis, whose contract voids after the 2014 season, is set to earn $6 million in 2013 (between salary and bonuses), and owner Woody Johnson has strong reservations about the ability to extend Revis's deal, the sources said. Johnson has expressed his desire to attempt to land value for Revis now, rather than risk losing him as an unrestricted free agent a year from now, most likely seeking as much draft-pick compensation for him as possible. (CBS Sports) Comment
Chris Bosh understands that even on his best nights, such as the double-double against his former team, he can be overshadowed by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. That's why Bosh insisted after Wednesday's game that he won't sweat the results when the league announces the seven reserves who were chosen by coaches to join James, Wade, Rajon Rondo, Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett on the East team at next month's All-Star game in Houston. In fact, he says he won't even watch the national telecast when the reserves are revealed. ... [Bosh's] candidacy seems to be a complicated case. While he's shooting a career-best 54.3 percent from the field, Bosh's 7.2 rebounding average and 33 minutes a game are both the lowest of his career. (ESPN.com) Comment
Generally associated with Yankees baseball and little else beyond his social life, Derek Jeter went global Wednesday. As global political and business leaders gather [in Davos, Switzerland] for the World Economic Forum this week, [Jeter] hopes climate change is addressed. "I was in New York for Hurricane Sandy," Jeter told The Dispatch [Wednesday] morning, following a private function in Davos, Switzerland. Jeter is here for the Forum this week with Pepsi. "It's just something that's gotten so much attention," Jeter said of climate change. "Regardless of how you feel about it, it's something that needs to be addressed because we're seeing more and more natural disasters each year, it seems like. Something has to be causing it." (The Columbus Dispatch) Comment
Night shift: Coyptes goelie Mike Smith takes the ice before a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, AZ. Smith's evening proved painful as he left with a lower body injury midway through the first period of the Yotes' 5-1 win. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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