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Phoenix Suns sign G Quentin Richardson

Los Angeles Clippers acquire G Kerry Kittles

New York Mets trade INF Ty Wigginton to Pittsburgh Pirates for P Kris Benson; Mets acquire P Victor Zambrano; Mets trade P Scott Erickson to Texas Rangers 

Florida Marlins trade 1B Hee Seop Choi and P Brad Penny to Los Angeles Dodgers for OF Juan Encarnacion, P Guillermo Mota, and C Paul Lo Duca. 

Boston Red Sox trade SS Nomar Garciaparra to Cubs; Montreal trade SS Orlando Cabrera to Boston Red Sox; Minnesota Twins trade 1B Doug Mientkiewicz to Boston Red Sox

New York Yankees trade P Jose Contreras to Chicago White Sox for P Esteben Loiaza.

New York Yankees sign 1B John Olerud

Los Angeles Dodgers acquire OF Steve Finley from Arizona Diamondbacks

Atlanta Hawks trade G Jason Terry and F Alan Henderson to Dallas Mavericks for F Antonie Walker and G Tony Delk

San Antonio Spurs resign F Robert Horry

Oakland Raiders release WR Tim Brown

Dallas Cowboys release QB Quincy Carter

Cleveland Cavaliers sign F Robert Traylor

New Orleans Hornets sign F Rodney Rogers

Detroit Pistons trade F Corliss Williamson to Philadelphia 76ers for F Derrick Coleman and C Amal McCaskell

Chicago Bulls trade G Jamal Crawford and F Jerome Williams to New York Knicks for C Cezary Trybanski, F Othella Harrington, G Frank Williams, and C Dikembe Mutombo

New Jersey Nets resign F Richard Jefferson

Chicago White Sox acquire 2B Roberto Alomar from Arizona Diamondbacks

Milwaukee Bucks sign G Mike James

Boston Celtics trade F Chris Mihm, G Marcus Banks, G Chucky Atkins, and a 2nd Round Draft Pick to Los Angeles Lakers for G Gary Payton, F Rick Fox and 1st Round Draft Pick

New York Jets sign OL Pete Kendell


New Jersey Nets trade F Kenyon Martin to Denver Nuggets for 3 first round draft picks

Golden State Warriors sign G Derek Fisher

Buffalo Bills sign LB Jason Gildon

Chicago White Sox acquire OF Carl Everett

Orlando Magic sign F Hedo Turkoglu

Los Angeles Lakers sign C Vlade Divac

Philadelphia 76ers trade G Eric Snow to Cleveland Cavaliers for G Kevin Ollie and G Kendrick Brown.

Golden State Warriors trade G Nick Van Exel to Portland Trailblazers for F Dale Davis. 

Sacramento Kings sign C Greg Ostertag

Tennessee Titans release RB Eddie George      

Dallas Cowboys sign RB Eddie George

Cleveland Caviliers trade C Tony Battie to Orlando Magic for F Drew Gooden

Los Angeles Lakers resign G Kobe Bryant

New York Jets sign TE Mikhael Ricks

Golden State Warriors resign C Adonal Foyle

Utah Jazz resigns G Gordan Giricek, and G Carlos Arroyo, and sign F/C Mehmet Okur, and F Carlos Boozer

Boston Celtics resigned C Mark Blount

Philadelphia 76ers sign F Brian Skinner

San Antonio Spurs resign G Manu Ginobili and sign G Brent Barry.

Indiana Pacers trade F Al Harrington to Atlanta Hawks for G Stephen Jackson

Minnesota resigns G Troy Hudson

Detroit Pistons sign F Antonio McDyess and resign F Rasheed Wallace

Los Angeles Lakers trade C Shaquille O’Neal to Miami Heat for F Lamar Odom, F Caron Butler, F Brian Grant, and a first round Draft Pick


Dallas Mavericks trade F Antawn Jamison to Washington Wizards for G Devin Harris, G Jerry Stackhouse, and F Christian Laettner 

Phoenix Suns trade Luol Deng to Chicago Bulls for two future 1st Round Draft choices.

Three-way trade:  Houston Astros get OF Carlos Beltran, Oakland Athletics get Octavio Dotel, Kansas City Royals get future prospects.

Chicago White Sox acquire P Freddy Garcia from Seattle Mariners

Orlando Magic trade G Tracy McGrady, F Juwon Howard, G Tyronn Lue and G Reese Gaines to Houston Rockets for G Steve Francis, G Cuttino Mobley, and F Kelvin Cato.  

Phoenix Suns sign PG Steve Nash

Dallas Mavericks resign G Marquis Daniels

Denver Nuggets resign F/C Marcus Camby

The Rumor Mill

Yankees are interested in acquiring P Jamie Moyer or P Russ Ortiz, and OF Preston Wilson


The Greatest Home Run Hitter of All-Time…

While Hank Aaron is the career all-time Home Rums leader, Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, and Barry Bonds are sluggers of a different type.  Ruth, Mays and Bonds all hit 50 or more Home Runs in a season at some point in their carrer, a mark Aaron never reached.  Aaron’s single season high was 49 – his success was based on longevity, not sheer power hitting.  The Babe would be my choice for greatest home run hitter of all time.

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Green Bay Packers sign QB Tim Couch

Florida Marlins acquire P Billy Koch

New York Mets trade P David Weathers to Houston Astros for OF Richard Hidalgo

New York Yankees trade P Gabe White to Cincinnati Reds

Detroit Pistons win the NBA Finals; Chauncey Billups named MVP of the NBA Finals

Phil Jackson, LA Laker Head Coach retires

The Rumor Mill

New York Yankees shopping  P Jose Contrearas to Seattle Mariners for P Freddy Garcia

76ers star Allen Iverson on the trading block.

The end of the Lakers?  Either Kobe goes or Shaq goes – this town ain’t big enough for the 2 of them 

Orlando Magic trade G Tracy McGrady, G Tyronn Lue, C Andrew Declercq, and F Juwan Howard to Houston Rockets for G Steve Francis, G Cuttino Mobley, F/C Kelvin Cato

Charlotte Bobcats trade No. 4 draft pick and No. 33 draft pick to Los Angeles Clippers for No. 2 draft pick


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New York Giants sign K Bill Gramatica & QB Kurt Warner

Dallas Cowboys sign QB Vinny Testaverde

Oakland Raiders sign QB Kerry Collins

Golden State Warriors fire Head Coach Eric Musselman and hire, former Stanford Head Coach, Mike Montgomery as new Head Coach

New Orleans Hornets hire Byron Scott as Head Coach

Anaheim Angels sign OF Raul Mondesi 

The Rumor Mill

New York Mets interest in trading for OF Carlos Beltran, and P Freddy Garcia

Tennessee Titans to cut RB Eddie George

New York Yankees interest in trading for OF Carlos Beltran

Previous week: 
Top News:

Kevin Garnett wins NBA Most Valuable Player.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers sign LB Ian Gold

Boston Celtics name Doc River as new head coach

Atlanta Hawks fire Head Coach Terry Stotts

New Orleans Hornets fire Head Coach Tim Floyd

The Rumor Mill:

New York Giants close to sign QB Kurt Warner

Did Kerry Collins lose his starting job this weekend?

Who should the New York Football Giants start at QB this coming season, veteran Kerry Collins, or newcomer and first overall NFL Draft pick Eli Manning?  I would start Kerry Collins for one more year, giving Manning a chance to learn the Giants system and gain some NFL experience.  The job is surely Manning’s in the future, but I’d give him a season behind Collins to learn the ropes.  Kerry Collins is already prepared to be the Giants starter. Before throwing Manning to the NFL defensive wolves, the Giants need to build an offensive line.  Neither quarterback would do well with the same dysfunctional line the Giants fielded last season.  Eli will be a superstar within in a few short years, and hopefully rise to superstardom like his brother, Peyton, and his father Archie.  

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New England Patriots acquire RB Corey Dillon for a 2nd round draft. 

Lebron James wins NBA Rookie of the Year

Ron Artest wins NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Hubie Brown wins NBA Coach of the Year

Antawn Jamison wins NBA Sixth Man of the Year

Zach Randolph wins NBA Most Improved Player of the Year

Washington Redskins sign LB Michael Barrow.

New York Giants acquire QB Eli Manning from San Diego Chargers

New York Jets selected LB Jonathan Vilma with their 1st Round pick.

Baltimore Ravens acquire WR Kevin Johnson from Jacksonville Jaguars. 



Jamal Mashburn is on the trade block

Who would pick to start Your NBA Team: Yao Ming, Carmelo Anthony, or Lebron James?

While Carmelo Anthony and Lebron James have earned a lot more recognition then Houston's Yao Ming, Yao is 7" 5' and should potentially take over games like his current opponents in the Western Conference, Tim Duncan and Shaq regularly do.  Carmelo and Lebron should be able to dominate in a few years as well, but don’t have Yao's size, which is a major factor.  For that reason I would take Yao to start my franchise, over both Carmelo and Lebron.  

Top News: 

Los Angeles Dodgers acquire CF Milton Bradley

New York Mets trade OF Roger Cedeno to St. Louis Cardinals

Oakland Raiders sign CB Ray Buchanan

Tampa Bay Bucaneers sign DT Darrell Russell

New York Giants sign WR Amani Toomer to a contract extension

New York Giants sign DT Norman Hand

G Allen Iverson out for rest of season

G Tracy McGrady out for rest of season

P Mark Prior out until May

SS Nomar Garciaparra on the DL

Redskins acquire WR James Thrash from Philadelphia Eagles

Michigan Wolverines win the NIT Basketball Tournament

The Rumor Mill

WR Roy Williams moving up in the NFL Draft

San Diego Chargers might trade the No. 1 Pick in the NFL Draft to the New York Giants for the No. 4 Pick and another draft pick, and then trade the No. 4 pick to for two 1st Round Picks.

Fantasy Basketball Notes


Janeiro Pargo, PG, Chicago Bulls
Tyronn Lue, PG, Orlando Magic
Samuel Dalembert, C, Philadelphia 76ers



Hedo Turkaglu, G/F, San Antonio Spurs
Allan Houston, SG, New York Knicks
Allen Iverson, SG, Philadelphia 76ers
Tracy McGrady, SG, Orlando Magic

Are the Knicks Heading in the Right Direction?

The Knicks best midseason move was clearly firing former GM Scott Layden.  Isiah Thomas brought in Stephon Marbury, Vin Baker, Tim Thomas and Nazr Mohammed – a superstar and some size.  They aren’t yet in a position to win the championship or even really make a run in the Eastern Conference, but they are now a respectable team and borderline a fun one to watch.  They are still a few moves away from being a contender, but should make the playoffs, while most likely being eliminated in the 1st Round. 

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Oakland Raiders sign DT Warren Sapp
Denver Broncos sign S John Lynch
New York Jets sign S Reggie Tongue
Dallas Cowboys trade WR Joey Galloway to Tampa Bay Buccaneers for WR Keyshawn Johnson
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Signs RB Charlie Garner
Seattle Seahawks sign CB Bobby Taylor
Carolina Panthers sign LB Brandon Short, and LB Jesse Armstead
New York Giants sign CB Terry Cousin
Denver Broncos sign RB Garrison Hearst
Detroit Lions sign S Brock Marion


Houston Rockets sign PF Charles Oakley


New York Yankees resign P Mariano Rivera
New York Mets acquire SS Ricky Guteirrez
Detroit Tigers sign P Urbina
New York Mets trade OF Timo Perez

The Rumor Mill

QB Ben Roethlisberger stock in the NFL Draft is falling out of the top 5.  


Fantasy Basketball Notes


Deshawn Stevenson, SG, Orlando Magic
Bob Sura, SG, Atlana Hawks
Chris Crawford, F, Atlanta Hawks
Mike Miller, G/F, Memphis Grizzlies



Jeff McInnis, PG, Cleveland Cavilers

Is the 2004 New York Yankees Pitching Staff really that bad?

The Yankees boast one the top three pitching Staffs in Major League Baseball.  Their starting rotation contains three of the top ten pitchers in the game, Javier Vasquez, Kevin Brown, and Mike Mussina.  They also have the best bullpen in baseball featuring Tom Gordon, Steve Karsay, Paul Quantrill, and of course their ace, Mariano Rivera.  As long as their starting pitchers throw strikes and get outs like they have in the past, it wont matter if they are all right handed hurlers.   Lack of lefty’s will only matter in the bullpen.  The Yanks may look for a lefty if their fourth starter fails them, in which case look for them to acquire Odalis Perez or Randy Johnson.   Clearly, Steinbrenner and Cashman should have resigned Andy Pettitte, but the Yanks still have enough pitching to go all the way in 2004. 

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New York Knicks sign Vin Baker, Contract undisclosed                                                


Oakland Raiders sign DT Ted Washington, and LB Dwayne Rudd

Philadelphia Eagles sign DE Jevon Kearse, and LB Dhani Jones

Tampa Bay Buccaneers release S John Lynch, and sign RB Charlie Garner, T Todd Steussie

Washington Redskins trade CB Champ Bailey to Denver Broncos for RB Clinton Portis

Washington Redskins acquire QB Mark Brunell for a 3rd Round Draft Pick

Washington Redskins sign CB Shawn Springs, DT Cornelius Griffin, and release DE Bruce Smith and LB Jesse Armstead

Pittsburgh Steelers sign RB Duce Staley, and release RB Amos Zereoue

Cleveland Browns sign QB Jeff Garcia.

Dallas Cowboys sign DE Marcellus Wiley

Philadelphia Eagles acquire WR Terrell Owens

Detroit Lions sign WR Tai Streets, C Damien Woody.

New York Giants sign former Philadelphia Eagle LB Carlos Emmons, LB Barrett Green, C/G Shaun O’Hara. and DT Fred Robbins, and release LB Mike Barrow

Dallas Cowboys acquire QB Drew Henson from Houston Texans for a 3rd Round Draft Pick

New York Jets acquire WR Justin McCariens from Tennessee Titans for a 2nd Round Draft Pick

New York Jets sign DT Eric Barton, CB David Barrett, RB Kenton Keith and QB Ricky Ray, resign K Doug Brien, and G/T Brent Smith, release LB Marvin Jones, LB Mo Lewis, CB Aaron Beasley, S Sam Garnes, S Tyrone Carter, WR Curtis Conway and QB Vinny Testaverde, and announce retirement of G Dave Szott. 

Kansas City Chiefs sign former Giant, C Chris Bober

Chicago Bears sign T John Tait.

Seattle Seahawks sign DE Grant Wistrom

Buffalo Bills sign CB Troy Vincent

Minnesota Vikings sign CB Antoine Winfield

Miami Dolphins acquire WR David Boston from Seattle Seahawks

The Rumor Mill

New York Giants interest in moving up in draft to pick QB Eli Manning

Closer Urbina might play in Japan

CB Ty Law wants out from New England Patriots

Fantasy Basketball Notes

Most Added:

Darius Miles, G/F, Portland Trailblazers
Brian Skinner, F/C, Milwaukee Bucks
Troy Murphy, PF, Golden State Warriors

Most Dropped:

Antonio Daniels, PG, Seattle Supersonics
Brian Cardinal, F, Golden State Warriors
Devean George, SF, Los Angeles Lakers
Wally Szczerbiak, G/F, Minnesota Timberwolves