07.04.12 THE GAME PLAN
THE BUZZ If we could get Brad Childress to pick up Zach Parise, we could unite past and present. That said, Parise doesn't seem like he wants (or needs) the Favre treatment.
REMOTE PATROL Many people would argue that hot dog eating isn't really a sport, but they're putting it on ESPN2 (3 p.m.), so who are we to judge?
Click pick Deron Williams announced he is returning to the Nets in a very basic (and very 2012) way: Tweeting he had made a decision, along with a Nets logo.
STAR GAZING Fighting Saints: Drew Brees won a case with an arbitrator while his teammates, in a separate case, plan to take their bounty suspensions to federal court.
fast (sort of) fact If the Celtics sign Jason Terry and re-sign Ray Allen, the average of their roster will be just under 236 -- the same age America turns today.
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Zach Parise opted for rehabilitation rather than surgery and hopes to represent the United States at the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto in September.
The Latest on the French Open (all times local):
The Czech Republic will have to do without Jaromir Jagr at the World Cup of Hockey in September.
Simona Halep has lost the first set of her third-round match to Japanese teenager Naomi Osaka 6-4 at the French Open.
Get to the North Shore for multiple possibilities; bigger isn't always better.