The Orlando Magic signed free agent center Adonal Foyle on Friday, bringing in a shot blocker to join star Dwight Howard in the front court. The 6-foot-10 Foyle was available after he and the Golden State Warriors agreed on a buyout earlier this month. “Adonal (Foyle) is a solid shot blocker and post defender,” Magic general manager Otis Smith said.
Reggie Miller is staying retired, passing on a chance to turn the Big Three of the Boston Celtics into the Fabulous Four. Miller told the Celtics his decision after having several conversations with Danny Ainge, Boston’s executive director of basketball operations, during the past two weeks, team spokesman Jeff Twiss said.
Milan Michalek agreed to a six-year, $26 million contract extension with the San Jose Sharks on Friday, keeping the talented young forward in teal through 2014. The Czech, a 22-year-old right wing, is considered a rising star after just two full NHL campaigns. He was San Jose’s fourth-leading scorer last year, compiling career highs of 26 goals, 40 assists and a plus-17 rating while mostly playing…
The Detroit Tigers recalled the injury rehabilitation assignment of left-handed pitcher Andrew Miller on Friday, a day after they optioned the contract of right-hander Zach Miner to Triple-A Toledo. Miller started two games for Toledo and had a 9.00 ERA over six innings. The rookie was 5-4 with a 4.42 ERA with the Tigers — entering his start in the series opener against the New York Yankees –…
Tommie Harris had little to say as he walked off the field following Thursday’s practice, other than that he’s ready to play. That doesn’t necessarily meant the Chicago Bears will give the Pro Bowl defensive tackle a chance against the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday. Although he has been practicing and will be in uniform, his status for the third preseason game remains a question mark.
The Atlanta Falcons placed quarterback D.J. Shockley and receiver Jamin Elliott on injured reserve Thursday. Shockley will have surgery next week after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a preseason game against the Buffalo Bills. He also has a partially torn medial collateral ligament and a bone bruise.
Linebacker Jeremiah Trotter worked out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday, two days after being released by the Philadelphia Eagles. The 30-year-old, four-time Pro Bowl selection was one of the leaders of the Eagles defense for much of the past decade. He was let go Tuesday in a move that opened a spot in the lineup for second-year pro Omar Gaither.