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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One big question ahead of the start of the third round Friday at the Australian Open is the state of Andy Murray's injured right ankle. And nearly as important, how Roger Federer will perform in his first major test — against Tomas Berdych — since returning from a six-month injury layoff.
Novak Djokovic won't be setting the Australian Open record for most men's titles this year, after a shocking second-round loss to wild-card entry Denis Istomin.
Henrik Stenson chipped in from 30 yards and had seven more birdies Thursday to open the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship with an 8-under 64 in his first competitive round of 2017.
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Tightly clutching the game ball in the locker room, Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan was all smiles for a variety of reasons.