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Wantaway Carson Palmer says he'll retire before playing in Cincy; Ochocinco's gone; and season-ticket holders are jumping ship. (One fan told Cincinnati.com, "Paying for [tickets] is like paying someone to punch me in the stomach every Sunday.") Even sponsor Gold Star Chili was considering cutting its meaty ties.
The WNBA's Tulsa team is on pace to become the league's worst ever, having won just once—back on June 18—in 18 games. Said coach Teresa Edwards of the campaign, which includes four losses by at least 30 points, "I try not to count that record out loud."
High-priced vets Vernon Wells ($23 M; left) and Bobby Abreu ($9 M) are killing the Angels. They're a combined 15 for 89 over the past two weeks, the worst clip by a pair of AL teammates and a stat made more painful by the $63 million owed Wells over the next three years.
Lots of talk and not much action (the Blazers' Nicolas Batum was the latest to commit, to France's SLUC Nancy), but if bargaining sessions, which began Monday, go poorly, don't be surprised to see rumors like Kobe-A'mare-and-Melo-to-China come true, at least temporarily.