Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy planned to plead guilty in federal court on Wednesday to charges alleging he wagered on games he officiated, a person familiar with the betting scandal probe said. Donaghy was to turn himself at Brooklyn federal court, the person, who was not authorized to speak about the case, told Sports Betting
The Clippers added frontcourt depth Tuesday by signing former North Carolina State forward Josh Powell. Elton Brand, the Clippers’ starting power forward, ruptured his left Achilles tendon earlier this month and is expected to be sidelined for the first several months of the season. The 6-foot-9, 235-pound Powell averaged 3.1 points and 2.4 rebounds last
The Clippers signed Brevin Knight on Monday, a month after the veteran free agent guard was waived by the Charlotte Bobcats. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Knight averaged 9.1 points, 6.6 assists and 2.7 rebounds for the Bobcats last season, but was limited to 45 games. He had a buyout clause in his
The Golden State Warriors have reached agreement on a buyout with center Adonal Foyle, parting ways Monday with the 10-year veteran and the team’s longest-tenured player. Foyle signed a six-year deal worth nearly $42 million in July 2004 and had spent his entire career with Golden State, but he rarely played last season in Don
Pat Riley isn’t ready for another retirement. Riley said Monday he’ll be back as coach of the Miami Heat for three more seasons, an announcement that ends months of speculation about his immediate future. The 62-year-old gave up coaching in 2003, then returned two years later and led the team to the 2006 NBA title.
Four men charged in the armed robbery of Miami Heat forward Antoine Walker during a home invasion remained jailed Saturday without bond. A judge denied bond for 28-year-old Antoine Larkins and 25-year-old Demorris Hill. Attorneys for the two other men charged — Phillip Allison, 28, and 23-year-old Gregory Reedfields — waived their clients’ right to
Able to run and jump without pain for the first time in five years, Penny Hardaway insists there’s still much he can do in the NBA. The Miami Heat apparently agree. Hardaway spoke Friday about his new contract with the Heat, one that comes with no financial guarantees for the 36-year-old who has battled knee
Newlywed Yao Ming treated his Chinese teammates to a celebratory dinner at a posh hotel, where guests feasted on a 10-course meal — and the 7-foot-6 center had a little too much to drink. The Houston Rockets center “rarely drinks,” but this time he marked the occasion and “drank quite a bit,” Yao spokesman Erik
The rest of the Boston Celtics roster is starting to take shape. Continuing a busy offseason in which the team brought in All-Stars Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to play with Paul Pierce, the Celtics signed role players Scot Pollard and Eddie House as free agents. “Getting Kevin Garnett has been kind of a big
The Boston Celtics have spoken with future Hall of Famer Reggie Miller about coming out of retirement to help the once-proud franchise in its push for an unprecedented 17th NBA title. “I’m always flattered when my name is mentioned as someone who can still help an NBA team win a championship,” Miller said Wednesday in
Los Angeles Clippers forward Elton Brand underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair his ruptured left Achilles tendon. The operation was performed by orthopedic surgeon Craig Morgan in Wilmington, Del. Brand, 28, injured the tendon during his daily workout last Friday. He averaged 20.5 points and 9.3 rebounds last season.
Indiana Pacers forward Jermaine O’Neal isn’t demanding a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers, but he’s open to the idea. While O’Neal has been the subject of trade talk since the Pacers missed the playoffs for the first time in 10 years, the new discussion was stirred up Monday when SI.com quoted O’Neal as saying