February 5, 2013 |
DID METTA World Peace turn back into Ron Artest? On Sunday, the Lakers forward who changed his name 2 years ago, received a flagrant foul after mixing it up with 6-3 Pistons guard Brandon Knight. In the Palace of Auburn Hills of all places! Some websites reported that World Peace suckered Knight. On video, it looked more like a lightly thrown, sneaky jab to the jaw. "The play needs to be reviewed because he definitely threw a punch," Knight told the Detroit Free Press.
November 24, 2013 |
It took nine days and an opponent with more problems than themselves. But at long last the 76ers got another win. Thanks to a matchup that pitted a rebuilding team vs. a struggling one, the Sixers' four-game losing streak is over. On Friday, they defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, 115-107, in overtime at Wells Fargo Center and lifted the weight of searching for their next victory. Never mind that the Sixers (6-8) beat a Bucks team (2-9) that now has a seven-game losing streak and that has a revolving starting lineup.
December 9, 2013 |
This time, the 76ers were unable to take advantage of a shorthanded team. The Denver Nuggets, minus two starters, prevailed, 103-92, in front of 13,113 Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The victory improved the Nuggets to 12-8 and snapped their two-game skid. The Sixers dropped to 7-14. The setback was their 12th in 15 games. Before Saturday, they had a knack for beating undermanned squads. And there was a thought that Denver might join the Miami Heat (Dwyane Wade sidelined)
January 29, 2013 |
Boston's Paul Pierce sank the big basket in the second overtime Sunday as the Celtics posted a 100-98 home victory over the Miami Heat. The win was tempered by the news that all-star guard Rajon Rondo would miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. "Everyone was really happy for the win," Pierce said after the win over the Heat. "It brought a dark cloud in this room when you heard the news. " When coach Doc Rivers told his players after the game, the joy of ending their six-game losing streak stopped.
April 1, 2010 |
NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin is home resting after surgery Wednesday to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. Hamlin suffered a torn ACL playing basketball in January. The surgery had been postponed from Monday, the day Hamlin won his first race of the season at Martinsville Speedway. Joe Gibbs Racing said Hamlin would drive as scheduled in the April 10 race in Phoenix, but Casey Mears will be on standby. TENNIS: Belgians Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin will meet Thursday night in the semifinals of the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Fla. Henin earned a berth by overtaking Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, 6-7 (5)
July 26, 2008 |
The Pittsburgh Pirates lost four minor league players yesterday, two because of positive tests for performance-enhancing drugs and two due to a revised military policy. Major League Baseball announced 50-game suspensions for righthanders Roman Carrasco and Luis Figuera, who tested positive for anabolic steroids. That span will carry through the end of the organization's Venezuelan Summer League team's season and into early next season. Outfielder Cole White and catcher Chris Simmons both will be forced to leave the Pirates' short-season Class A affiliate in State College, Pa., after the U.S. Army revised its interpretation of the U.S. Department of Defense's policy on allowing cadets to pursue professional sports careers.
September 18, 2008 |
Over and over and over again, New York Mets manager Jerry Manuel left the dugout, made the slow trek to the mound and took the ball from his pitcher. By the time the game was over, and Manuel's beleaguered bullpen had given away nearly all of a six-run lead, he had used a franchise record-tying eight pitchers. At least Manuel and his Mets could savor a victory, something suddenly scarce for them. Carlos Beltran homered from both sides of the plate, Jose Reyes and Carlos Delgado also went deep, and visiting New York held on to beat Washington, 9-7, snapping a three-game losing streak.
September 3, 2008 |
It appears that Pedro Martinez is not a lock to make Saturday's start against the Phillies at Shea Stadium. The first doubts surfaced Monday when the team revealed that Martinez had returned to New York to work on his "flexibility" with trainer Chris Correnti. Before last night's game in Milwaukee, manager Jerry Manuel fueled speculation that Martinez might have to be skipped if he still has difficulty getting his shoulder loose. When asked specifically whether Saturday's start was in jeopardy, Manuel first responded, "No, no, no. " But he left the door open to scratching Martinez later this week if Correnti's program can't get him in better shape than he was for Sunday in Florida.
June 19, 2001 |
Cal Ripken, who shattered a baseball record considered unbreakable, told the Washington Post yesterday he intends to retire at the end of the season. "It's inevitable that you can't play forever," Ripken told the Post. "I've maximized my window of opportunity as well as anyone. [Baseball] has given me a lot of joy and happiness and satisfaction. I'm proud of what I've been able to do. " Ripken broke Lou Gehrig's record of 2,130 consecutive games played on Sept. 6, 1995, and played 2,632 straight games before voluntarily ending the streak on Sept.
April 15, 2010 |
As expected, Michael Gilchrist will become a Kentucky Wildcat. The prized prospect from Somerdale, Camden County, orally committed Wednesday to play college basketball at Kentucky. The 6-foot-7 junior swingman, who plays for St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth N.J., cannot sign a binding national letter of intent until November. "I like Coach Cal [Kentucky coach John Calipari]," said Gilchrist, who is regarded as the top college prospect by both Scout.com and Rivals.com, regardless of class.