November 23, 2012 |
AT DALLAS When: 5:30 PST. Where: American Airlines Center. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 6-7; Mavericks 7-6. Record vs. Mavericks: 0-1. Update: The Mavericks have been up and down since beating the Lakers on opening night, 99-91. Dallas power forward Dirk Nowiztki remains sidelined since undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last month. Former USC guard O.J. Mayo leads the Mavericks in scoring at 22.2 points a game.
October 23, 2012 |
They're 10 outsiders with varying degrees of horror stories about what they left behind. USC collected them to fill a hole, and in so doing made them whole too. "First of all," says guard J.T. Terrell, "we all want to thank USC for giving us a second chance. " Terrell is one of the 10 men's basketball players who transferred to USC, giving it the most transfers of any Bowl Championship Series conference school. The 10 hail from California, Arizona, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, New Jersey and Egypt, and were plucked from as far as the Bronx and as near as Irvine.
January 9, 2012 |
O.J. Mayo had talked about being an NBA Hall of Famer going back to his days at USC, so his reaction was predictable last season when he was told he would be coming off the bench. Bench players and the Hall of Fame typically don't go together. "I was definitely mad at first," Mayo said Sunday before he and the Memphis Grizzlies played the Lakers at Staples Center. The shooting guard seemed headed in the wrong direction, going from runner-up to Derrick Rose in rookie-of-the-year voting and averaging 18 points during his first two NBA seasons to second-tier status.
June 21, 2011 |
The victories, and a national championship they produced, are vacated. The trophies — a copy of Reggie Bush's Heisman statuette and a crystal football for a Bowl Championship Series title — are now ghosts of Heritage Hall. The forfeiture of those wins and mementos is just a fraction of what USC lost in the wake of some of the harshest penalties in college sports history — delivered largely because the NCAA found numerous violations relating to Bush. The Trojans men's basketball program also was punished for violations related to former star player O.J. Mayo, and the school actually paid some of that in cash: a $5,000 fine and the return of $206,200 it received for participation in the 2008 NCAA tournament.
February 27, 2011 |
Da who? Da, er, the Bulls were such a surprise to everyone, including themselves, that they were still adjusting when the trade deadline arrived with its hard choices. At 38-17 with Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer limited to a handful of games together and two non-shooting shooting guards, they targeted Memphis' O.J. Mayo , who shoots, defends and could even back up Derrick Rose at the point. Unfortunately, they couldn't bring themselves to part with either Taj Gibson or Omer Asik and lost out. Within hours of the deadline passing, the Bulls came from 10 points behind to rock Miami's world ?
January 29, 2011 |
Memphis Grizzlies guard O.J. Mayo says he believes an "energy drink" he bought at a gas station contained the substance that led to his 10-game suspension for violating the NBA's drug policy. "I didn't know it had any bad substances in it, and it caused a 10-game suspension," Mayo said Saturday at the team's practice court. "It's not like I went to a GNC and got some Muscle Armor or ordered some supplement off the Internet or anything. It was just a local gas station that kind of got me hemmed up. " The NBA suspended Mayo on Thursday for testing positive for dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)