August 5, 1996
SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED Player: Kenny Anderson 95-96 Team: Charlotte Pos.: Guard Comment: Signed with Portland for 7 years, $50 million * Player: P.J. Brown 95-96 Team: New Jersey 9 Pos.: Forward Comment: Signed with the Miami Heat for 7 years, $35 million * Player: Elden Campbell 95-96 Team: Lakers Pos.: Forward Comment: Re-signed with Lakers for 7 years, $49 million * Player: Chris Childs 95-96 Team: New Jersey Pos.
April 19, 1987 |
The New York Knicks completed their third consecutive horrendous season Saturday night by losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 122-113, at Richfield, Ohio. In each of the three seasons, the Knicks failed to win 25 games. However, there is some slight hope that things are looking up for the downtrodden Knicks. The main reason for optimism is Bernard King.
February 16, 1985 |
Nine years of frustration ended for the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday night. Paced by Roy Hinson's 25 points, the Cavaliers beat the 76ers, 112-107, for their first victory in 22 games at Philadelphia. John Bagley had 16 points and 14 assists for Cleveland, which had lost its last two games and three of its last four. Moses Malone had 26 points and 23 rebounds, while Andrew Toney had 21 points for the 76ers, whose four-game winning streak was snapped.
April 25, 1992 |
Bob Reeser's first two years in California have resulted in only modest success with a 12-horse stable of mostly claiming horses, maidens and a few California-breds. It's a difficult group for any trainer to turn into a moneymaker, but Reeser's perseverance might pay off today. He trains Prince Brian, who will be an overwhelming favorite in tonight's $250,000 Shelly Goudreau Memorial Pace, the richest harness race of the meeting and the highlight of closing night.
December 31, 1985 |
Alex English scored 42 points and backup center Danny Schayes had a season-high 21 Monday night as the Denver Nuggets defeated the Houston Rockets, 125-122, in a battle of National Basketball Assn. Midwest Division leaders at Denver. The victory ended a three-game losing streak for the Nuggets (19-12), while the Rockets fell to 20-12 and lost for the 12th time in 16 games on the road this season. English, who scored an NBA season-best 54 points Nov.
June 28, 2012 |
A selection-by-selection look at the 2012 NBA draft: No. 1 New Orleans Hornets: Anthony Davis, 6-11, 222, Kentucky, power forward Davis knew he would be the No. 1 pick before it was determined which team would get the selection. He is the centerpiece of New Orleans' attempt to revive the team without Chris Paul. While Davis needs to add muscle and develop in the post, he is a long, athletic wing player who is a very talented rebounder and shot blocker. He can defend multiple positions and is a very tough player.
April 13, 2013
Lakes guard Kobe Bryant, 34, ruptured his left Achilles' tendon Friday and will be sidelined at least six to nine months. A quick look at his career. --Aug. 23, 1978: Bryant is born in Philadelphia. His father, Joe "Jelly Bean" Bryant, played for the 76ers. --July 1996: Lakers trade Vlade Divac to Charlotte Hornets for the draft rights to 17-year-old Bryant, the 13 t h pick in the NBA draft. --1996-97: Named to the NBA's All-Rookie second team. Averages 7.6 points coming off the bench.
March 28, 2013 |
Danny Granger of the Indiana Pacers, who has played in only five games, will miss the remainder of the season after opting to have surgery on his injured left knee. The All-Star small forward, who has averaged 18.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists a game in his eight-year career, missed the start of the season after having surgery in October for patellar tendinosis. Granger returned to action as a reserve on Feb. 25 but played an average of 14.8 minutes in five games before soreness prevented him from making a full comeback.
December 30, 1985 |
Credit Indiana center Steve Stipanovich with honesty after his team saw Chicago overcome a 20-point third quarter deficit and added another chapter to what is rapidly becoming another frustrating National Basketball Association season for the Pacers. "I don't think choke is too strong of a word," said Stipanovich, after his club slipped to 8-21 Saturday night with a 108-104 loss.