Kevin Garnett will face his past before he gets on with his future. The 2004 MVP and 10-time All-Star, who left the Minnesota Timberwolves to join the Boston Celtics in a huge offseason trade, will play against his former team for the first time Wednesday in an NBA preseason game at the O2 Arena in London.
IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti will make his NASCAR debut in the Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway.
Arizona manager Bob Melvin will stick with the same rotation in the NL championship series that he used — or planned to use — in the Diamondbacks’ division series against the Chicago Cubs. After ace Brandon Webb goes in Game 1 against Colorado on Thursday night, Arizona will start lefty Doug Davis in Game 2 Friday.
Umpires called out Major League Baseball for talking with their neighbors. In the wake of the NBA’s gambling scandal involving referee Tim Donaghy, the commissioner’s office has stepped up monitoring of its umps. “While we cannot stop Major League Baseball from questioning the umpires’ neighbors and friends, we can tell them that they are under no legal or other obligation to speak with the…
The Philadelphia Phillies and manager Charlie Manuel agreed to a two-year contract with a club option for 2010 on Tuesday night, keeping around the folksy manager who led the franchise to their first NL East title since 1993. Manuel was rewarded for rallying the Phillies to the division title on the final day of the season.
The Cleveland Browns were awaiting MRI results on running back Jamal Lewis’ sprained right foot, an injury that knocked him out after one play in Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots. Browns coach Romeo Crennel said Monday that X-rays on Lewis’ foot were negative. Lewis broke off an 11-yard run on his only carry in the Browns’ 34-17 loss before leaving the game.
Jake Delhomme last week called surgery on his strained right elbow “a last resort.” After experiencing pain trying to throw on Monday, the Carolina Panthers quarterback decided the worst-case scenario couldn’t be avoided. Delhomme will have season-ending ligament-replacement surgery on his elbow next week, leaving the Panthers without their leader on offense and scrambling to find another…
Thanks to a conflict in sports schedules at the Trent Green household, his wife was spared the scary sight of him face down and motionless on the field in Houston. When the Miami Dolphins quarterback was knocked unconscious by a severe concussion that could end his career, wife Julie was back home in South Florida at a tennis match with their children.
John Henry, the two-time American Horse of the Year, has died at the age of 32.
John Henry wasn’t the friendliest horse — far from it. However, his ability to turn a humble pedigree into the resume of a champion made him a prime attraction at the Kentucky Horse Park, where he spent his final 22 years. “We would always bring kids to John Henry’s paddock and say, ‘Here is a great champion,”‘ said John Nicholson, the park’s executive director.
Nevada Worrier cruised to a two-length victory in the $81,110 Cavonnier Stakes at Santa Anita on Monday. Ridden by Jon Court, the 2-year-old gelding covered seven furlongs in 1:22.40 and paid $16, $6 and $3.60. Runner-up Commissioner Gordon returned $3.80 and $2.80. Suit Yourself paid $3 to show. It was the first stakes victory for trainer Jerry Wallace II, the son of noted pop and country singer…
Juan Carlos Navarro scored 19 of his game-high 21 points in the second half of the Memphis Grizzlies’ 102-99 exhibition loss to Spanish team Unicaja at NBA Europe Live on Tuesday. Pau Gasol added 18 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks, while Mike Miller added 17 points for the Grizzlies. It was Memphis’ first loss in exhibition play.