Success in sports is all about confidence. 

Avery Bradley has it right now and Jose Iglesias – despite his home run Wednesday in a minor league game in Florida – doesn’t.



New Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, who coached Tim Tebow at the University of Florida, had some advice for Tebow's new team: Get him on the field as much as possible, and don't hold him back. During an appearance on ESPN, Meyer suggested the Jets switch to a spread offense to take full advantage of what Tebow has to offer.

"Let him play," Meyer said. "Just let him play."

Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis stirred up the Jets-Patriots rivalry Wednesday, calling New England coach Bill Belichick a "jerk" during an appearance on ESPN.

Participating in a word-association game while sitting next to Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, Revis paused after hearing Belichick's name, and then replied, "Jerk."

When asked to elaborate, he said it was for "some of the comments he says about the Jets."

Said Gronkowski: "Wow, I wasn't expecting that. … I'm surprised."

Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain met the media Tuesday for the first time since suffering an open dislocation of the subtalar join in the heel area in a trampoline accident last week. Chamberlain claimed the injury was not as bad as reported, and he said he plans to return later this season.

The U.S. soccer team will not play in the 2012 Olympics following Monday's shocking 3-3 tie with El Salvador in Nashville, Tenn. The Americans, needing a win, were leading 3-2 in stoppage time when El Salvador midfielder Jamie Alas fired a shot from 25 yards out that split two defenders and went in off the hands of goalie Sean Johnson.

The Giants are the defending Super Bowl champions, but the Jets have been grabbing the offseason headlines, most recently with their trade for Tim Tebow.

At the NFL owners meetings in Florida, Giants owner John Mara joked about the fact that the Jets have a press conference scheduled for Monday to introduce their backup quarterback.

"The David Carr press conference will be [Monday] afternoon, too," Mara said, referring to the Giants backup who did not throw a pass last season while playing behind Eli Manning.

The Jets acquired Tim Tebow from the Broncos Wednesday, but legendary Jets quarterback Joe Namath wasn't impressed. In fact, he was bewildered by his former's team's move.

"I'm just sorry that I can't agree with this situation," Namath told ESPN Radio in New York. "I think it's just a publicity stunt. I can't go with it. I think it's wrong. I don't think they know what they're doing over there."

Hines Ward retired from the Steelers Tuesday, and Bengals safety Chris Crocker won't miss him. Crocker acknowledged that Ward belongs in the Hall of Fame, but he said the receiver was dirty as well. "He tried to end people's careers, and that's not the way the game is supposed to be played," Crocker said.

The Warriors retired Chris Mullin's number Monday night, but the halftime ceremony was marred by the fans' booing of second-year owner Joe Lacob (a New Bedford native and former Celtics minority owner). The ceremony came just days after the team traded leading scorer Monta Ellis, and the fans were relentless in voicing their displeasure, despite pleas from Mullin and Warriors legend Rick Barry to show more respect.

Bryce Harper, the controversial 19-year-old many are predicting to be the next major league star, was sent to Triple-A Syracuse Sunday by the Nationals.

Harper, who missed six spring training games with a calf strain, went 1-for-5 with four strikeouts Sunday against the Tigers. Manager Davey Johnson reportedly had been pushing for Harper to stay in the majors.

"He's a special player," Johnson said. "He needs to go down there and do what he's doing. He doesn't need to change [anything] for me. He just needs to go play."