Glen Davis, a second-round draft pick out of LSU, signed with the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. Davis, a 289-pound forward, was selected 35th overall and was acquired by Boston from Seattle. He averaged 12 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in five summer league games.
A grand jury indicted four men in the armed robbery of Miami Heat forward Antoine Walker. Two of the men had been charged previously in the robbery of another NBA player. Prosecutors say 28-year-old Antoine Larkins; Demorris Hill, 25; Phillip Allison, 28; and Gregory Reedfields, 23, broke into Walker’s Chicago home June 9 and bound
Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss pleaded guilty to drunken driving and was sentenced to five years’ probation Tuesday. The 74-year-old Buss was ordered to take part in a first-conviction program and attend a program administered by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. He also was fined $1,900. Buss owns a home in San Diego County and
Phoenix Suns guard Leandro Barbosa on Tuesday broke his silence after Brazil’s disappointing performance in the Americas Olympic qualifying tournament. Barbosa denied he was “unhappy or upset” during last week’s competition in Las Vegas, instead saying he kept quiet in order to stay focused and give his best for Brazil.
Dirk Nowitzki had 35 points and 11 rebounds in Germany’s 83-78 overtime victory against the Czech Republic on the opening day of the European basketball championships Monday. In Alicante, Tony Parker scored 16 and France held off Poland 74-66, and a buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Jaka Lakovic lifted Slovenia past Olympic runner-up Italy 69-68 in Group
The body pulled from the Delaware River was positively identified as the missing father of Orlando Magic star Jameer Nelson. Floyd “Pete” Nelson, a 57-year-old welder for a tugboat company, was last seen Thursday working in a dry dock area in the Philadelphia suburb of Chester, Pa. Divers and trained dogs searched the river Friday
One of the most competitive European basketball championships in history is going to make it difficult for world champion Spain to add another crown. Even so, with at least five NBA players on the roster and a home crowd, Spain is favored to win. Paul Gasol will lead the Spaniards when the tournament opens Monday,
Authorities pulled a body from the Delaware River on Saturday and there is a “strong likelihood” it is the missing father of Orlando Magic star Jameer Nelson, police said. Floyd “Pete” Nelson, 57, an employee at a tugboat company, was last seen Thursday working in a dry dock area in the Philadelphia suburb of Chester,
Steve Nash, Carmelo Anthony and Greg Oden will be on a team of NBA players that will travel to China this month for an exhibition game against Yao Ming and the Chinese national team. Baron Davis, Leandro Barbosa and Derek Fisher also will play in the Sept. 14 game in Beijing that will raise money
Boston Celtics forward James Posey was suspended by the NBA for one game on Friday for pleading no contest to reckless driving stemming from an incident in April. Posey’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, said his client will appeal, calling the April 9 arrest in Miami Beach a “bad arrest.” Posey was arrested on drunken driving charges
New York Knicks center Randolph Morris pleaded guilty Friday to reckless driving and agreed to pay a $100 fine. Morris, who was scheduled to appear in Fayette District Court for a preliminary hearing, didn’t attend. His attorney, Jim Lowry, entered the guilty plea on his behalf and said the fine and court costs would be
David Stern defended his current referees, blasted a pair of former ones, and vowed to wait until a review of the NBA’s officiating program is finished before he decides on any punishments stemming from gambling activities. The commissioner was in Las Vegas on Thursday to watch the United States play Argentina in the FIBA Americas