Sports Rumblings: Bad News First?

>>>The Philadelphia 76ers have announced a 5:30 PM press conference this evening to talk about Andrew Bynum‘s visit to a knee specialist yesterday. The dread is spreading around the ‘net, and everyone seems to think this announcement has a “we need to talk” break-up conversation type of feel to it. [The700Level]

>>>Scottie Hartnell, James van Riemsdyk, Ian LaPerriere and Matt Carle are following in Nnamdi Asomugha’s footsteps by getting into movies. Actually just one. They all make an appearance in the upcoming Judd Apatow movie, This is 40. In their scene, the current and former Flyboys are at a club when LaPerriere pops out his false teeth and hands them to Megan Fox, who promptly pops them into her own mouth. Good fun. [Deadspin]

>>>CSNPhilly’s Corey Seidman has reported that righty-reliever Mike Adams, the Phillies’ most recent offseason acquisition, turned down bigger deals than the one the Phillies offered him, leaving money and guaranteed years on the table. Did he do it just to be in Citizens Bank Park? Yes! He reportedly said he made the Cliff Lee-esque decision after hearing what other former Phillies had to say about our club and, we hope, our fan base. [CSNPhilly]