January 4, 2014 |
The suspension of point guard Andre Miller has been lifted by the Denver Nuggets, who said in a statement that he will return to the team on Monday. Miller, who was originally suspended for two games after getting into an on-court confrontation with Coach Brian Shaw on Wednesday, will not play in Denver's game against the Lakers on Sunday. The team released the following statement Friday: "The Denver Nuggets have rescinded the suspension of guard Andre Miller, general manager/executive vice president of basketball operations Tim Connelly announced today.
December 28, 2013 |
Former Lakers center Andrew Bynum has been suspended by the Cleveland Cavaliers for "conduct detrimental to the team" and it's likely the Cavs will attempt to trade him or simply cut him in a money-saving move. The Cavaliers announced Saturday morning that Bynum "has been excused from all team activities indefinitely. " Bynum contributed to two Lakers championships but struggled with chronic knee injuries. Instead of re-signing the 7-footer to a long-term deal, the Lakers dealt Bynum to the Philadelphia 76ers in 2012 before his contract expired.
December 28, 2013 |
Although unapologetic, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond assured reporters on Friday that he has learned a lesson after his four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. The former Oregon and West Covina High standout is eligible to play in the Seahawks' final regular season game before the playoffs. Seattle (12-3), which is still in the running for a first-round bye and home-field advantage in the NFC, hosts the St. Louis Rams at 1:25 p.m. Pacific time Sunday.
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December 26, 2013 |
On a recent Saturday morning, Ed Williams stood off to the side at Santa Monica's downtown farmers market, scrutinizing a bright red mango like a detective trying to solve a mystery. "It looks damaged by hot water treatment, which is only used on imported mangoes," Williams said to market supervisor Laura Avery. Pointing to tiny white specks on the fruit, he added, "I think these are dead scale insects. " Williams is deputy director of the Los Angeles County agricultural commissioner's office.
December 24, 2013 |
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Tuesday upheld the 15-game suspension of Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton that had been imposed by the league on Dec. 14. Bettman said he found “clear and convincing evidence” to support the ban, which was issued by NHL Senior Vice President Brendan Shanahan after Thornton slew-footed and punched Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik on Dec. 7. Orpik suffered a concussion and has not played since...
December 21, 2013 |
Orioles left-hander Troy Patton said he took an Adderall pill four days before this past season ended as a temporary fix to improve focus and then was tested for banned substances the next day. On Friday, Major League Baseball announced that Patton was suspended for 25 games without pay, starting next season, for testing positive for a banned amphetamine. He will be placed on the restricted list for the start of 2014. “I took one because I was stupid,” said Patton, who was 2-0 with a 3.70 earned-run average in 56 games in 2013.
December 16, 2013 |
Miami's Richie Incognito remains suspended until an NFL investigation into his situation is completed, the Dolphins announced Monday. In November, the Dolphins suspended Incognito indefinitely after text and voice messages surfaced in which he used racially charged language to threaten fellow Miami offensive lineman Jonathan Martin, who had walked away from the team a week earlier. Incognito was suspended without pay for two weeks, then received pay for the next four weeks of his ban. The suspension ran its course in accordance to the collective bargaining agreement, and the Dolphins were facing a decision this week about whether to release him, reinstate him or work out a deal with him to remain suspended with pay. By not cutting Incognito loose, the playoff-minded Dolphins are ensured that the Pro Bowl guard won't be joining a contender for the postseason.
November 29, 2013 |
Richie Incognito isn't any closer to getting back on the field for the Miami Dolphins, but his days without a paycheck will soon be over. NFL Media reported that Incognito and the Dolphins have reached an agreement to extend Incognito's suspension with pay while Ted Wells completes his independent investigation, according to people with ties to the Dolphins, the league and Incognito. As part of Incognito's agreement, he will be paid retroactively for the last two games and will receive game checks for the next two weeks.
November 25, 2013 |
The first major free-agent signing of the off-season, the St. Louis Cardinals' acquisition of shortstop Jhonny Peralta, has exposed still-open wounds in Major League Baseball on the topic of performance-enhancing drugs. Peralta was among 12 players who accepted 50-game suspensions after evidence linking him to the use of banned substances surfaced during baseball's investigation of a closed South Florida anti-aging clinic. Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun received a 65-game suspension for his connection to that case.
November 21, 2013 |
Alex Rodriguez's grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game suspension ended Thursday after 12 days of sessions, a day after the New York Yankees third baseman angrily walked out and decided not to testify in his own defense. Rodriguez's lawyers returned to Major League Baseball's office for what turned out to be the final day of the proceeding in front of arbitrator Fredric Horowitz. By the end of the day, both sides had rested their cases, a person familiar with the proceeding told the Associated Press.