- Created on Tuesday, 03 August 2010 10:08
- Last Updated on Thursday, 16 May 2013 07:51
- Written by Associated Press
Rockets Anderson Traded - Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has traded center David Andersen to the Toronto Raptors along with cash considerations in exchange for a future second round pick.
Yao Medical Check Ups Check Out - Yao Ming is working diligently on his return and has consistently received positive feedback at each of his scheduled medical checkups.
Kendrick Perkins hopes to return in mid-Feb - Kendrick Perkins said in a recent interview that he hopes to return from ACL surgery in mid-February. "Oh man, it's been going great," said Perkins. "Surgery went extremely well, so I'm just rehabbing...Right now I'm doing better than I expected. The doctors said I'm ahead of schedule." While this is encouraging, it's still doubtful that we'll see Perkins at 100% this season.
NBA to unveil marquee games on NBA TV - The NBA will release its opening week and Christmas Day schedules during an hourlong TV special Tuesday. NBATV officials said Friday their network will host a program at 7 p.m. EDT, at which time it will unveil the slate of games for "Tip-off '10," plus the Christmas and Martin Luther King Jr. holidays. The full NBA schedule will be released on Aug. 10. This is the first time the league has released portions of it early.
D’Antoni Won’t Travel With U.S. To Worlds - An ailing back will prevent Team USA assistant and Knicks head coach Mike D’Antoni from traveling to Turkey for the FIBA World Championships, which begin later this month
Jackson Makes Return To Lakers Official - Lakers coach Phil Jackson has signed his contract for the 2010-11 season.
Heat sign guard Patrick Beverley - The Miami Heat continued to fill out their roster, signing guard Patrick Beverley to a contract Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Nocioni sprains ankle while training for Argentina - The 76ers’ Andres Nocioni sprained his left ankle Friday while training with Argentina’s national team and is out indefinitely pending results of X-rays and an MRI exam.
LeBron finally says thank you to Akron - LeBron James has taken out a full-page ad in the Akron Beacon-Journal, thanking the city of Akron for their support through the years. James will hand out 400 bikes on Saturday in Akron and then join a mile-long ride on South Main Street. "Akron is my home, and the central focus of my life," the ad reads. "It's where I started, and it's where I will always come back to. You can be sure that I will continue to do everything I can for this city, which is so important to my family and me." Maybe Maverick Carter finally had a good idea, although a better bet is this one probably came straight from LeBron.
Bower part of Suns' search - At least two new candidates have emerged in the Phoenix Suns' search for a general manager to work under new head of basketball operations Lon Babby, according to sources close to the process. Babby is considering former New Orleans Hornets general manager Jeff Bower and Washington Wizards executive Tommy Sheppard along with Cleveland Cavaliers assistant general manager Lance Blanks, who interviewed Friday with the Suns.
Astros' Lee could see time at first base - Carlos Lee came up as a third baseman before finding his way to the outfield, but manager Brad Mills said Monday he's considering using El Caballo at first base against some left-handers the rest of the season.
A-Rod's quest for 600 home runs approaches 2 weeks - The numbers on the specially marked balls for Alex Rodriguez's at-bats must be getting up there - perhaps, uhm, close to say 600.
Rangers have prepared to beat the August heat - As the Rangers plunge into the hottest month of the year, they do so with an eight-game lead in the AL West. With roughly one-third of the season to go, the Rangers must be able to hold serve at a time when they have historically faltered most. And they must do so against as challenging a stretch of the schedule as they've had all year.
Late rally powers Astros to sixth straight victory - The Astros rallied for seven runs in their final two at-bats to extend their season-high winning streak to six games with a scintillating 9-4 win in Monday's series opener vs. the Cards.
Astros reach agreement with RHP Brett Myers on contract extension - The Houston Astros and right-handed pitcher Brett Myers have reached agreement on a contract extension through the 2013 season, it was announced today by Astros General Manager Ed Wade.
DeShields says son will sign with Astros - Delino DeShields, the former Major Leaguer and father of Astros' No. 1 Draft pick Delino DeShields Jr., told MLB.com on Monday his son plans to sign with the team and not attend LSU. The Astros have made an offer to DeShields Jr. and are hoping to be able to announce a deal soon.
Wallace soaks up return to St. Louis - Rookie first baseman Brett Wallace, who was drafted in the first round by the Cardinals in 2008 before winding up in Houston after three high-profile trades, figured he would get to play at Busch Stadium someday. But he could never have imagined it would be in an Astros uniform.
Cowboys hurt rookie Bryant still catches balls - Dez Bryant is still catching a few balls despite that bulky protective boot on his right foot. Bryant caught a few light tosses from receivers coach Ray Sherman while standing on the sideline as the Dallas Cowboys' practice got started Monday.
Wade Phillips will have playing rotations set by Wednesday - Cowboys coach Wade Phillips plans on setting the playing rotation for Sunday's exhibition against Cincinnati and the Aug. 12 home game against Oakland on Wednesday.
Goodell: NFL wants to keep Jags in Jacksonville - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell declared the league is committed to keeping the Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., according to a report Monday in the Florida Times-Union.
Jerry Jones ready to bet on kicker David Buehler in dual role - David Buehler was stellar on kickoffs during his rookie season, but now he will face the pressure of making field goals.
Bills defensive end Schobel interested in Texans - "If the Buffalo Bills end up releasing veteran defensive end Aaron Schobel, and he decides he wants to play for a 10th season, expect him to place the Texans at the top of his list of teams he wants to play for.
Sore arm not a bother to Cowboys QB Tony Romo - About the time everyone began to rave how Tony Romo looked even better than he did last year, just when people noticed his remarkable accuracy in this training camp, it hit. His arm got sore. "You just have to work through it and use a little more leg to drive the ball," Romo said. "If you do it the right way, it's usually a two-to-three-day thing and you can kinda get back a little bit and go from there. "It's really part of every season, and I'm pretty sure every quarterback goes through it."
UNT secondary loses another recruit - One of the top-rated players in North Texas’ 2010 recruiting class will not join the Mean Green this fall. D'Andre Wood, a cornerback out of New Mexico Military Institute, did not meet NCAA qualifying standards, and is no longer a part of UNT’s plans.
Texas A&M president vows to Houston crowd he will get promised $20 million - At the Houston A&M Club Coach's Night Saturday, many topics were addressed in regards to Aggie football. Texas A&M president R. Bowen Loftin spoke to the crowd of nearly 900 Aggies. In discussing Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe's comments at the Big 12 media days last week, he let the faithful know that A&M will do everything it can to get that $20 million promised to them when the conference was kept together this summer. "Texas A&M deserves to be treated fairly in all that we do," Loftin said. "And I guarantee you we will be treated fairly. Whatever it takes."
Fenimore passed away - Cotton Bowl Hall of Famer and former No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft, has passed away. Former Chicago Bears Neill Armstrong was quoted as saying "Bob was the best player not only that we had, but the best player anybody had back then. There was nobody better. He could do it all. He ran, passed and punted.