The Isle of Revis may soon find new coordinates in a much warmer climate. The Jets did not make any splashy moves on the first day of free agency. The question now is: Will they make the biggest splash of the week by trading star cornerback Darrelle Revis? Multiple reports yesterday said the Buccaneers are the leading candidate to make a deal with the Jets for Revis and a deal could be getting closer. Tampa Bay makes sense because it has more than $30 million in cap space, a need at cornerback and some familiarity with Revis and his agents. The Eagles also are reportedly interested. The deal is still a very complicated one, and it's hard to imagine it will come together quickly, but the Jets are motivated to trade their best player. (New York Post) Comment
At this point, it's all up to Derrick Rose. The hamstrings are better. The workouts easier. He can do everything physically. He's feeling no pressure from the Bulls to return. Reggie's just being Reggie. And there's no rift between Derrick and the Bulls organization. He'll be back when he feels like it. That's going to have to be good enough. "I don't know [if I'll play this season]," said Rose, speaking to Chicago reporters before practice Tuesday. "I'm coming back when I feel normal. If that's in a couple of days, that's great. If it's not, I'm fine." ... Rose also said there's no rift between him and the organization, as has been speculated as anxiety over his return has increased. ... "Crazy, making up stuff," Rose said, laughing, when asked about the purported rift. (Chicago Sun-Times) Comment
Occasionally, a coach will tip his hat to the opposition in defeat -- something John Tortorella specifically avoided after a 3-1 loss to Buffalo on Tuesday. "I couldn't be more disgusted and disappointed with the way our top guys played, with the way we handled ourselves through it," Tortorella said. "That team was ripe to be beaten and we simply did not play the way we're supposed to play." With five minor penalties and few sparks of sustained pressure, the good feeling of the Rangers' (13-10-2) five wins in the past six games has dissipated. ... "We suck, and we suck at a time we can't suck," he said. "So we have to get it straightened out. I don't know what else to tell you." (New York Post) Comment
Magic fans give Dwight Howard a not-so-warm welcome in his return to Orlando. Howard scored 39 Tuesday as the Lakers won, 106-97. (John Raoux/AP)
Lionel Messi is no stranger to highlight reels, and he added another fantastic goal to his resume as Barcelona beat AC Milan 4-0 in Champions League play Tuesday.