Running back Reggie Bush is unlikely to return to the Dolphins, according to a report in The Miami Herald.
Bush reportedly is unlikely
to return to Miami Dolphins
Running back Reggie Bush’s days with the Miami Dolphins appear to be over.
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Teams have been able to contact representatives of free agents from other franchises in a negotiating period that continues until free agency officially kicks off at 1 p.m. PDT Tuesday.
A source close to the player told The Miami Herald three teams contacted Bush’s representation Saturday. The salaries discussed are said to be significant.
According to the Herald’s source, the 28-year-old Bush categorically will not return to the Dolphins for the 2013 season. The former USC standout played for Miami the last two seasons and rushed for a total of 2,072 yards, but the Dolphins seemingly intend to go forward with Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas at running back.
The Arizona Cardinals and Detroit Lions are among the teams said to have interest in Bush.
Meanwhile, there is speculation the Dolphins might acquire wide receiver Mike Wallace, previously with Pittsburgh.
Report: Giants acquire Jenkins
Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins, a 32-year-old who was cut by the Philadelphia Eagles, reportedly has signed a three-year, $8 million contract with the New York Giants.
Hopkins considers his options
Bernard Hopkins has another belt around his waist and a slice of history to his name. It is questionable whether he will have another bout.
The oldest boxer to win a major title, the 48-year-old Hopkins said he could retire a champion if he is no longer inspired and the right bout doesn’t materialize.
“If I’m not motivated, and the competition is not there, if it’s a meaningless fight, it’s time to roll, man,” Hopkins said Sunday.
Hopkins scored a 12-round unanimous decision over Tavoris Cloud, 30, to claim the IBF light-heavyweight championship Saturday night in New York.
Hanging up the gloves is not Hopkins’ first choice. He wants to keep fighting if the right opponent and network home can be found.
“I just want to sit down and see what’s out there that’s meaningful and if it’s worth the mental training, the mental stress, the things I know how to do to win,” he said.
Hopkins (53-6-2) has been adamant at leaving the sport on his terms.
“I don’t want to be a circus act,” he said. “I’m a very proud man. They say fighters get old in the ring. No, fighters get old in the gym when no one’s honest enough to tell them they’re old.”
Maze wins World Cup slalom
Overall champion Tina Maze of Slovenia beat Mikaela Shiffrin in a World Cup slalom in Ofterschwang, Germany, to overtake the American teenager in the discipline standings and close in on becoming the first woman to win five championship crystal globes in a Cup season.
Maze had a two-run time of 1 minute, 52.85 seconds to beat Wendy Holdener of Switzerland by 0.25 seconds. Shiffrin, 17, placed third.
Maze, 29, leads Shiffrin by seven points in the slalom standings entering Saturday’s final slalom event of the season in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.
“It isn’t over until the fat lady sings,” Shiffrin said. “It’s good that it’s exciting to the end.”
Maze already has clinched the overall and giant-slalom titles. She leads the super-giant slalom standings along with the slalom and has a chance at the downhill title.
Meanwhile, in a rain-drenched men’s World Cup slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Ivica Kostelic of Croatia won with a two-run time of 1:45.81 and Marcel Hirscher of Austria clinched the season title in the discipline.
Hirscher finished second, 0.19 seconds behind Kostelic.
Seavey leads in Iditarod
Mitch Seavey was the first musher to arrive at the Shaktoolik checkpoint in the 998-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Alaska. Shaktoolik is 227 miles from the finish in Nome.
Seavey, who is from Seward, Alaska, led Aaron Burmeister of Nome by 15 minutes at the previous checkpoint.
Jan Steves of Edmonds was in 58th place.
• Police in North Palm Beach, Fla., have investigated battery and stalking allegations against Jennifer Capriati — a Hall of Fame tennis player — stemming from a Feb. 14 incident at a health club in which she reportedly punched and harassed an ex-boyfriend.
After another incident four days later, the ninth reported between Capriati and Ivan Brannan Jr. since they stopped dating in February 2012, village police said in a report there is probable cause to arrest her for “battery for punching and pushing Brannan” and “stalking Brannan on a constant basis from phone calls, text messages, showing up at his gym, his place of work and following him” in recent months.
It was unclear whether Capriati, 36, will be arrested and charged.
• Top-ranked Novak Djokovic of Serbia extended his winning streak to 19 matches with a 6-0, 5-7, 6-2 victory over Fabio Fognini of Italy in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif.
• Australian cyclist Richie Porte of the Sky team won the seven-stage Paris-Nice race in France after a dominant victory a time trial.
In the final stage, Porte covered 5.7 miles from Nice to Col d’Eze in 19 minutes, 16 seconds.
American Andrew Talansky of the Garmin-Sharp team was 23 seconds behind in second and was the overall runner-up.
Porte, 28, covered the seven stages in 29 hours, 59 minutes, 47 seconds to beat Talansky by 55 seconds.
Last year, Sky rider Bradley Wiggins won the Paris-Nice race and proceeded to take the Tour de France.
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