Your morning roundup for Feb. 22, the day Carmelo Anthony made orange look good again.
• After weeks of speculation, and after a pre-taped Conan O'Brien Show in which he said he'd prefer a Denver omelet over New York clam chowder or New Jersey salt water taffy, Brooklyn-raised Carmelo Anthony was traded to the Knicks. This cost New York: Danilo Gallinari, Raymond Felton, Wilson Chandler, Timofey Mozgov, their first-round draft pick in 2014, second-round picks in 2012 and 2013 from Golden State, and about $3 million in cash. Out of courtesy, the kitchen sink was not included.
• Alex Rodriguez denies that he went "ballistic" at Fox producers when they captured girlfriend Cameron Diaz feeding him popcorn at the Super Bowl. He even made a bona fide joke about it! He opened the Yankees' spring training press conference on Monday by asking, "did anyone watch the Super Bowl?" He guessed that five or six years ago he "would have come out with some bogus statement," but now (and seven pounds lighter!) he has a "sense of liberation" and is "really enjoying [life]." No one asked about his mansions.