Fly’s rumorama: Vinny Del Negro, Johan Santana, Red Sox, Jets cheerleaders, Calvin Borel

NBA: Vinny Del Negro appeared before Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf on Sunday to fight for his job, but the Chicago Tribune predicts the coach’s battle will be to no avail. Sources told the newspaper, Del Negro on Sunday pointed to Derrick Rose’s growth into an All-Star player, Joakim Noah’s progression and Taj Gibson’s All-Rookie selection as proof of his and his staff’s ability to develop young players.

MLB: New York Post scribe Mike Vaccaro’s ready to bury the Mets after Johan Santana got lit up by the Phillies: "You can really boil down everything — the weekend, this 11-5 loss, and the next five months of the Mets season — into one simple truth: If this is what Santana is now, and who he is now, then the Mets may well be staring into the abyss. For real. For good."

• Speaking of harsh words for ballclubs, Boston Globe writer Chad Finn sums up the Red Sox’s April: They’ve been a bummer and bore. Getting swept by the Orioles will do that to your attitude.

NFL: The Jets draw this big a crowd for cheerleader tryouts? Impressive.

Horse racing: Anyone know if there’s some sort of jinx attached to predicting a Triple Crown win? You know, like hockey players aren’t even supposed to mention the Stanley Cup until they win one? Calvin Borel is apparently not suspicious – or overly humble. Good New York Times read here on the guy who declared, "I’m going to win the Triple Crown this year."

NBA: Vinny Del Negro appeared before Bulls Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf on Sunday to fight for his job, but the Chicago Tribune predicts the coach’s battle will be to no avail. Sources told the newspaper, Del Negro on Sunday pointed to Derrick Rose’s growth into an All-Star player, Joakim Noah’s progression and Taj Gibson’s All-Rookie selection as proof of his and his staff’s ability to develop young players.

MLB: New York Post scribe Mike Vaccaro’s ready to bury the Mets after Johan Santana got lit up by the Phillies: "You can really boil down everything — the weekend, this 11-5 loss, and the next five months of the Mets season — into one simple truth: If this is what Santana is now, and who he is now, then the Mets may well be staring into the abyss. For real. For good."

• Speaking of harsh words for ballclubs, Boston Globe writer Chad Finn sums up the Red Sox’s April: They’ve been a bummer and bore. Getting swept by the Orioles will do that to your attitude.

NFL: The Jets draw this big a crowd for cheerleader tryouts? Impressive.

Horse racing: Anyone know if there’s some sort of jinx attached to predicting a Triple Crown win? You know, like hockey players aren’t even supposed to mention the Stanley Cup until they win one? Calvin Borel is apparently not suspicious – or overly humble. Good New York Times read here on the guy who declared, "I’m going to win the Triple Crown this year."

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