December 28, 1989 |
The Nuggets plan to sign former Northern Colorado forward Mike Higgins, waived by the Lakers earlier this month, to a 10-day contract Friday to shore up their injury-riddled front court. "He's temporary unless he proves otherwise," said Jon Spoelstra, Nuggets president and general manager. Higgins, a 6-foot-9 forward, agreed to terms Wednesday but can't sign the agreement until Friday under NBA rules.
January 30, 1990 |
Utah's Karl Malone, who threatened to skip the NBA All-Star Game after fans left him off the starting team, was named as a Western Conference reserve today along with San Antonio rookie David Robinson. Also added to the Western squad were Tom Chambers and Kevin Johnson of Phoenix, Clyde Drexler of Portland, Fat Lever of Denver and Chris Mullin of Golden State.
August 5, 1993 |
Leroy Burrell surprised world record-holder Carl Lewis and Olympic champion Linford Christie in their 100-meter showdown Wednesday at Zurich, Switzerland, winning in 10.02 seconds. Burrell, a former world record-holder, caught Christie at the finish in winning by 0.01 seconds at the Weltklasse Grand Prix meet. "This was a career race for me, to prove I'm still a world-class racer," said Burrell, who failed to make the U.S.
September 1, 1995 |
The New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins, both coming off disappointing playoffs last spring, made a trade Thursday involving four high-profile players that changes the makeup of each team. The Rangers acquired seven-time all-star left wing Luc Robitaille, 29, and combative defenseman Ulf Samuelsson, 31, from the Penguins for high-scoring defenseman Sergei Zubov, 25, and underachieving center Petr Nedved, 23.
February 13, 1990 |
Maybe the Denver Nuggets thrive on controversy. Maybe they can turn off the constant flow of internal problems and play with untroubled minds amid the confusion. Or maybe they just don't read the newspapers--or notice who signs their checks. How else to explain the Nuggets' surprising 26-20 record despite a lingering feud between Coach Doug Moe and star forward Alex English, and a dizzying front-office shuffle not seen since the Clippers, circa 1983?
June 9, 2002 |
NEW YORK -- Doormats. Whipping boys. Chumps. Ever since they joined the NBA, the New Jersey Nets have played second fiddle to the New York Knicks, the dominant team in the country's largest media market. They have suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous New Yorkers, who ridiculed them as losers. Until now.