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.
September 17, 2011
Former La Salle star Cheryl Reeve was named the WNBA's coach of the year. Reeve led the Minnesota Lynx to a 27-7 record, the best in the league, and the top seed in the Western Conference in just her second year at the helm. Reeve mentored the league's rookie of the year, Maya Moore , who was also announced as an award winner Friday. Reeve received 36 of 40 possible votes by a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. The Los Angeles Lakers' Ron Artest 's bid to become Mr. World Peace was delayed, but not denied.
September 16, 2011
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Actor Ashton Kutcher ( Two and a Half Men ); tennis' Rafael Nadal; drummer Stewart Copeland. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Actor Jason Statham; U.S. Rep Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.); Lady Antebellum. Jimmy Kimmel Live (Midnight, 6ABC) - Khloe Kardashian Odom; Ron Artest ( Dancing With the Stars) ; musical guest Gabe Dixon.
June 2, 2011
TEXAS FOOTBALL coach Mack Brown doesn't get it. His friend Jim Tressel, who coached at Ohio State for 10 seasons, resigned Memorial Day and admitted he lied to the NCAA about his players trading memorabilia for cash and tattoos. Brown, speaking to the American-Statesman, of Austin, had this to say about Tressel: "He's done a lot of great things in college football, and I know he'll be a Hall of Famer at some point. [He's] a good friend. I hate it for him, and that he and Ellen [Tressel's wife]
May 6, 2011 |
Lakers forward Ron Artest has been suspended from Game 3 of a second-round series against the Mavericks tonight for hitting Dallas guard J.J. Barea in the face with a forearm. Los Angeles, already down 0-2 after losing both games at home, now will be playing a pivotal game on the road without its starting small forward. "No reaction," Artest said yesterday in Los Angeles, prior to boarding a team flight to Dallas. "I'm just ready to move forward and play basketball. " Barea was dribbing around Los Angeles' Lamar Odom with 24 seconds left in a game that had already been decided when Artest moved in and swung a forearm at the guard's head.
May 6, 2011 |
Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest was suspended from Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals against Dallas on Friday night for hitting Mavericks guard J.J. Barea in the face with a forearm. The Lakers, already down by two games to none in the best-of-seven series, have to play a pivotal game without their starting small forward. "No reaction," Artest said Thursday in Los Angeles before a team flight to Dallas. "I'm just ready to move forward and play basketball. " Barea was dribbling around Los Angeles' Lamar Odom with 24 seconds remaining in a game that had been decided when Artest moved in and swung a forearm at the guard's head.
May 28, 2010 |
Ron Artest stumbled into Los Angeles Lakers playoff lore with a remarkable bank shot to beat the Phoenix Suns. Artest rambled into the lane and beat the buzzer with a wild shot after rebounding Kobe Bryant's miss, and the Lakers edged the visiting Suns, 103-101, last night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. Bryant had 30 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists for the Lakers, but the improbable hero of Game 5 was the only new player on the defending NBA champions' roster.
December 27, 2009 |
Artest hurt at home Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest suffered a concussion and injured his left elbow after falling at his home. Artest did not travel with the Lakers to yesterday's game at Sacramento after tripping over a box and falling down a flight of stairs at his home on Christmas night, the team said in a news release. He was treated at UCLA Medical Center, undergoing a CT scan and receiving stitches in the back of his head and his elbow. A neurologist examined him yesterday and confirmed he had a concussion, the team said.
July 2, 2009 |
The Detroit Pistons are acting quickly to remake a former championship contender. The Pistons agreed to 5-year contracts yesterday with Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told the Associated Press. Those were the first big moves of the NBA's free-agency period, which began just after midnight. Detroit, thanks to the Chauncey Billups-Allen Iverson trade, is one of the few teams with significant salary-cap space this summer. Gordon and Villanueva are former Connecticut teammates who will remain in the Central Division.
July 30, 2008 |
The Houston Rockets are close to an agreement to acquire Ron Artest from the Sacramento Kings, two people familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press. The Rockets will give up guard Bobby Jackson, who played for the Kings from 2000 to '05, and another player - likely rookie forward Donte Greene, according to two NBA people who confirmed the deal. Artest's long-anticipated move out of Sacramento probably can't be announced yet because Greene, acquired by the Rockets on draft night last month, signed a contract with Houston on July 14. A player can't be traded within 30 days of signing a contract, according to league rules.