October 28, 2012 |
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets pulled off a late offseason trade on Saturday that sent James Harden, Cole Aldrich, Daequan Cook and Lazar Hayward to the Houston Rockets for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb and draft considerations. Harden was a major factor in knocking the Lakers out of the postseason last May. The move for the Thunder was more about economics than basketball. The new collective-bargaining agreement includes increasingly punitive luxury taxes and Oklahoma City is already heavily invested in Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka.
March 4, 2012 |
Reporting from Houston - For the Clippers, there was exasperation and frustration, but finally there was relief. Chris Paul did not get a shot off at the end of regulation, had an uncharacteristic turnover in overtime and missed a key free throw in the extra period, but the Clippers came away with a 105-103 victory over the Houston Rockets. Paul, who had a double-double with 28 points and 10 assists, walked off the Toyota Center court with Blake Griffin, each with looks of relief for having escaped a game they won only after Kevin Martin missed a three-point shot.
January 3, 2012
Time: 7:30. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 710, 1330. Where: Staples Center. Records: Lakers 3-3, Rockets 2-2. Update: Guard Kevin Martin (19.3 points per game), forward Luis Scola (15.5) and guard Kyle Lowry (13.3) form the core of a Rockets franchise that has slipped since losing to the Lakers in the 2009 Western Conference semifinals. Yao Ming retired after playing in only five games last season and Kevin McHale succeeded Rick Adelman as coach.
April 27, 2010 |
That labor unions such as the Communications Workers of America, advocacy groups including the National Coalition of African American Owned Media and competing media companies are making noise in Washington about the impact that cable giant Comcast's proposed takeover of General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal would have on the media landscape is hardly a surprise. That a laissez-faire Republican and former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission would be at the forefront of the efforts to derail — or at least radically alter — the Comcast-NBC Universal deal is a good deal more surprising.
November 8, 2009 |
Rookie Tyreke Evans scored a season-high 32 points and the Sacramento Kings held off the Utah Jazz for a 104-99 victory Saturday night in their first game without high-scoring guard Kevin Martin. Evans, the fourth overall pick in the June draft, became the focus of the Kings' offense in place of Martin, who averaged 30.6 points in the first five games. Martin will have surgery Monday to repair a fracture in his left wrist. Deron Williams had 29 points and 15 assists for the Jazz, and Carlos Boozer had 16 points and 17 rebounds.
November 7, 2009 |
Sacramento Kings leading scorer Kevin Martin will be sidelined for about two months after deciding to undergo surgery on his injured wrist. The team said Friday that Martin will have the operation on his left wrist Monday and is expected to miss at least eight weeks. Martin has a non-displaced hairline fracture of the navicular bone in his wrist. Thomas breaks arm Chicago Bulls forward Tyrus Thomas broke his left forearm during a weight training session Friday and will have surgery today.
December 14, 2007 |
Facing growing criticism of his agenda and tactics, a defiant Kevin J. Martin, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, refused senators' requests Thursday to delay a vote next week on his plan to loosen restrictions on owning a newspaper and broadcast station in the same city. Martin endured three hours of aggressive questioning from the Senate Commerce Committee, with members accusing him of rushing to help big media companies at the public's expense.
December 4, 2007 |
Two key House lawmakers announced Monday that they were investigating the Federal Communications Commission, accusing its chairman of "possible abuse of power" and a failure to operate fairly and openly in handling proposed cable TV and media ownership regulations. "Given several events and proceedings over the past year, I am rapidly losing confidence that the commission has been conducting its affairs in an appropriate manner," Rep. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.