Portland Trail Blazers center Greg Oden,
the top pick in the NBA draft, will undergo exploratory arthroscopic surgery this week because of pain in his right knee.
New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas and a former team executive who claims he subjected her to unwanted sexual advances appeared in federal court in Manhattan as jury selection began in her $10 million sexual-harassment lawsuit.
Thomas and his accuser, Anucha Browne Sanders, sat stoically within a few feet of each other, both flanked by teams of lawyers.
Elsewhere: The New Jersey Nets signed free-agent forward Malik Allen, who played for Shawnee High in Burlington County and for Villanova. . . . Former Cleveland Cavaliers owner Ted Stepien died at his home in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. He was 82.
New York Islanders goalie Mike Dunham
, 35, ended his 10-year playing career to become the team's goaltending coach.
Former WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has postponed his planned comeback against Jameel McCline after undergoing an emergency back operation.
Klitschko suffered the injury in training Saturday. The fight was scheduled for Sept. 22 in Munich, Germany.
A dark bay colt from the same sire as 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro fetched the high price of $2.9 million yesterday afternoon during the first day of Keeneland's yearling sale.
Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, the crown prince of Dubai, paid the winning price for the yearling by Dynaformer out of Preach.
A New Hampshire football player pleaded not guilty to murder, assault and other charges in connection with the beating death of a professional surfer.
Henri "Hank" Hendricks, 21, is accused of being part of a gang that fatally beat Emery Kauanui Jr. in the La Jolla section of San Diego on May 24.
Defending champion Germany crushed Argentina, 11-0, in the Women's World Cup opener in Shanghai, China. Germany set World Cup records for goals by one team and the largest margin of victory.