June 28, 2006 |
Former Duke guard J.J. Redick told ESPN.com yesterday that he has a herniated disc that is pressing on a nerve, but dismissed rumors he needs surgery for the injury. Redick said he received a cortisone shot and has been pain-free for a week. He said he expects to play in the NBA summer league, the USA Basketball national team trials in July in Las Vegas and during training camp in the fall with whichever team selects him in tonight's NBA draft. Redick said he suffered the injury while working out at Duke earlier this month before going to the predraft camp in Orlando.
December 19, 2007 |
Penn State linebacker Dan Connor has been selected a first team all-American by ESPN.com to earn his third first-team recognition for the 2007 campaign. ESPN.com selected just one all-American team. The Associated Press and Walter Camp Football Foundation previously recognized Connor, a senior from Strath Haven High, as a first-team all-American, and he was a second-team choice by the Sporting News and SI.com. Also, Pro Football Weekly has named junior linebacker Sean Lee a first-team all-American.
March 20, 2006 |
Stephen Burbank, a law professor at Penn, will resolve the NFL dispute over the signing of Seattle Seahawks guard Steve Hutchinson in a hearing today, ESPN.com reported yesterday. Burbank will preside over the arbitration session in Philadelphia. The Seahawks filed a claim Friday after Hutchinson signed a seven-year, $49 million contract with the Minnesota Vikings last week. Seattle has the right to match the offer, but the deal with Minnesota stipulates that Hutchinson must be the highest-paid offensive lineman on his team after the first year of the contract, ESPN.
December 4, 2011 |
The NBA notified its 30 teams Saturday that contact with free agents will be allowed beginning Monday, ESPN.com reported. The website said teams would be allowed to start talking to players - including those already under contract - starting Monday at 10 a.m. Training camps are scheduled to open on Friday, pending approval of the agreement by both players and owners, which is expected to take place by electronic voting Thursday. The league cautioned teams that no written or oral agreement can be made with a free agent until after the new collective bargaining agreement is ratified, ESPN.com said.
March 18, 2008 |
ESPN.com analyst Joe Lunardi was a perfect 65 for 65 in predicting which teams would make it into the NCAA men's basketball tournament, the Web site said. Lunardi is a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of St. Joseph's University, where he works as assistant vice president for marketing communications. He also is a radio analyst for the Hawks.
April 24, 2008 |
Tony Stewart is talking with his bosses at Joe Gibbs Racing about splitting from the team, possibly with the idea of forming his own team, according to online reports. The two-time Cup champion wants to be released a year early from his contract, which expires at the conclusion of the 2009 season, ESPN.com reported, citing anonymous sources. While acknowledging that Stewart has "some options," JGR president J.D. Gibbs added: "The reality is he's racing here through 2009. There's no ifs, ands or buts about that one. Our stance is he's racing for us through 2009.
December 6, 2006 |
West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez met with Alabama athletic director Mal Moore yesterday at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York, where both men were to attend the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame dinner, ESPN.com reported. "It was an informal meeting," Rodriguez said. He said the meeting lasted "25, 30 minutes," but when he checked with his wife, Rita, who also attended, she said it lasted 90 minutes. He said they did not talk about "anything specific.
May 21, 2003 |
Allen Iverson might soon have company as the top basketball pitchman for Reebok. As in LeBron James. The shoe company has made the best monetary offer and could be close to signing the Akron, Ohio, high schooler expected to be the No. 1 pick in the draft to a long-term endorsement deal that exceeds $75 million, sources inside and outside the sports business industry told the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal. A shoe-industry insider told ESPN.com that Reebok's offer was more than $80 million.
April 14, 2010 |
Hartford coach Dan Leibovitz has resigned, reportedly to become an assistant coach at Penn, his alma mater. ESPN.com reported that he is expected to become the top assistant to Jerome Allen, the interim coach last season who was given the job officially this month. Hartford spokesman Daniel Ruede said Leibovitz submitted a letter at 5 p.m. yesterday, saying he was leaving with 4 years left in his contract. Leibovitz had been at Hartford for four seasons. Leibovtiz came to Hartford after being an assistant to John Chaney at Temple.
May 23, 2010
Nowitzki done in Dallas? The Mavericks expect Dirk Nowitzki to opt out of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent July 1, ESPN.com reports. Dallas will continue to negotiate with its star forward in the hope that he will opt not to join the most anticipated free-agent class in NBA history. The Mavericks have until the end of June to negotiate an extension for Nowitzki, but ESPN.com's sources say he's more likely to hit the market. Yao's all-American girl Houston Rockets star Yao Ming is now a father.