June 1, 2009 |
Lucky Jim and driver Andy Miller made it 12 for 12 this year with a two-length victory in the $250,000 Maxie Lee Memorial Trot for open trotters yesterday at Harrah's Chester Raceway. Driven by Miller for his wife, trainer Julie Miller, Lucky Jim got away in third place behind the leader, Four Starz Speed (Yannick Gingras), who hit the quarter-mile mark in 27.1 seconds. Lucky Jim trotted into the lead in front of the grandstand and just before the half (0:55.4), and held it to the 1:23 three-quarter-mile mark.
June 22, 2007 |
The agent for Minnesota Timberwolves star forward Kevin Garnett told ESPN yesterday that Garnett is not interested in playing for the Boston Celtics. ESPN reported that a proposed trade was pulled off the table when Garnett made it clear he did not wish to play in Boston. ESPN, citing sources, said Garnett and Troy Hudson were to headed to Boston in exchange for Al Jefferson, Theo Ratliff, Wally Szczerbiak, Sebastian Telfair and the fifth pick in next Thursday's draft. "The Boston trade isn't happening," agent Andy Miller told ESPN.
July 1, 2009 |
With the NBA's free-agent period beginning today, 76ers president and general manger Ed Stefanski plans to talk with Andre Miller's agent. If Stefanski cannot work out a deal with agent Andy Miller to keep the point guard with the Sixers, a sign-and-trade deal is a possibility. The Portland Trail Blazers are believed to be interested in Miller, and they have a point guard in Steve Blake who spent his first two seasons in the NBA playing with the Washington Wizards under Eddie Jordan, now the Sixers' coach.
July 9, 2009 |
Six months ago, the 76ers were talking as if Andre Miller was a necessity, as though having a team without him would be like walking into the gym without a ball. Today, it seems he has become an aging veteran, one to whom the Sixers don't want to attach themselves for an extended period of time. Or that's how the story was told yesterday, the official opening day of NBA free agency: The 33-year-old Miller and his agent, Andy Miller, want a contract in the three-year, $30-million range, while the Sixers are thinking more in the one-year, $6-million range.
March 2, 2013
Leaders of the cancer charity founded by Lance Armstrong struck a determined, sometimes defiant tone Thursday as they declared the organization will persevere in the wake of the cyclist's admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs. "I am on safe ground to say that the past year did not go as planned," Livestrong's executive vice president, Andy Miller , said at the Livestrong Foundation's annual meeting in Chicago. "This is our message to the world: The Livestrong Foundation is not going anywhere," Miller said.
March 22, 2012 |
AS EXPECTED, Villanova junior guard Maalik Wayns will not be returning for his final season of eligibility. University sources familiar with the situation have confirmed that the Roman Catholic product, who put his name into consideration for the NBA draft, plans to hire an agent. That would make it impossible for him to remove his name by the April 10 deadline. Villanova will release a formal statement Thursday morning. Everything Wayns said last week strongly indicated that this was the direction in which he was leaning.
July 21, 2009 |
Another conversation between 76ers president and general manager Ed Stefanski and the agent for free agent guard Andre Miller ended yesterday with no change to the status quo. "We are still in the sign-and-trade mode," Stefanski said about his talk with Andy Miller, with whom he has spoken frequently since NBA free agency began. Meanwhile, with 10 players under contract, the Sixers are looking to add four to their roster in time for the 2009-10 season. If Andre Miller opts to sign with another organization - the New York Daily News reported that Miller met yesterday with the Knicks and last week with the Portland Trail Blazers officials - it would preclude the Sixers from perhaps getting a point guard back in a sign-and-trade deal.
August 17, 2011 |
Harness racing's brightest star, the undefeated See You At Peelers, heads a big day of racing as Harrah's Chester presents its fourth annual Super Stakes Sunday. See You At Peelers, a winner of all of her 21 career starts and more than $1.3 million in purse money, will attempt to extend that record in the $350,000 Valley Forge for 3-year-old filly pacers. The daughter of Bettor's Delight is trained by Jimmy Takter and will be driven by Marcus Johansson. The duo will start from post two. Takter has indicated that a victory in the Valley Forge could provide added impetus for him to enter the filly against colts in harness racing's most prestigious pacing event, the Little Brown Jug, at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Ohio in September.
May 26, 2012 |
Put On A Show brings a four-race win streak to Sunday afternoon's $100,000 Betsy Ross Invitational for pacing mares at Harrah's Philadelphia. In her only previous appearance at the track, Put On A Show won the 2010 Valley Forge in a stakes-record 1:50.1. She was named the sport's best 3-year-old pacing filly that season. Put On A Show, the 5-2 morning line favorite in the Betsy Ross, has won 23 of 32 career races and earned $2 million. She is owned by Richard and Joanne Young and Craig Henderson.
September 3, 2008 |
Is this the final move? The 76ers and general manager Ed Stefanski officially announced the signing of veteran forward Donyell Marshall yesterday. Per team policy, the Sixers would not disclose terms of the agreement, but the contract is believed to be for the veteran minimum, which, for a player such as Marshall with 14 years in the league, would be $1.26 million. The addition of the 6-foot-9 Marshall is the Sixers' sixth free-agent signing, including two of their own, since the blockbuster addition of two-time all-star power forward Elton Brand in early July jump-started what turned out to be a very busy summer for the organization.