Jason Williams next to relocate?: "The exodus of mid-level NBA free agents to pro leagues around the globe continues, as THE MIAMI HERALD is reporting that Jason Williams is considering signing a deal with an Israeli League team. But apparently he’s having trouble coming to terms - most Israeli teams are offering around $1.5 million a year, about what NBA teams were offering and half of what White Chocolate expects." [SBB] • Women's tennis takes a hit: "After announcing her withdrawal from the Olympics yesterday, it looks like Maria Sharapova will also be skipping the US Open due to the nagging shoulder injury. The news comes from an anonymous US Open official who didn't want their name revealed since Shrieka hasn't officially confirmed the withdrawal." [Down The Line] • All hail the "Beijing Sports Smog": Dan Steinberg is in Beijing and he's rounded up some Olympians and pestered them about their favorite foods. [BSS] • An interview with the most decorated Olympian: Jenny Thompson can swim circles around Mark Spitz. [Playing The Field]