A former Memphis Grizzlies administrative assistant is suing the team for $3 million, claiming sexual harassment after her supervisor made several unwelcome sexual advances. Breshetta Clark claims in the federal lawsuit that Carl Howard Parker, the team’s engineering director, sought sexual favors while her husband was away on military duty.
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 season while playing in 37 games for the…
Former San Jose Sharks forward Mark Bell has pleaded no contest to drunken driving and hit-and-run charges and will serve six months in a Santa Clara County jail, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Bell, who was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in June, had faced nearly four years in state prison if convicted of the original charges.
Miami Dolphins receiver Chris Chambers will plead not guilty to driving while impaired, his lawyer said Wednesday. George Laughrun said Chambers will fight the charge stemming from his arrest July 14, when he was pulled over several miles south of downtown Charlotte. Chambers was also charged with reckless driving and speeding.
Few can argue with Kyle Busch’s talent as a driver.
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 contract worth $1.5 million.
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 Nelson’s guard-oriented lineups.
Pat Riley vowed months ago to demand a bigger commitment from the Miami Heat this coming season. And he didn’t just mean from the players, either. Riley said Monday that he plans to coach the Heat for the three remaining years on his contract, an announcement that ends months of speculation about his immediate future.
Robbie Fowler talks about his Nan, as Arctic Monkeys get chant of the week
Former major league All-Star Jose Offerman was charged with two counts of second-degree assault after hitting an opposing team’s pitcher and catcher with his bat during an independent minor league game. Offerman posted $10,000 bond and was due in Bridgeport Superior Court on Aug. 23, court officials said Wednesday.
To fellow Hall of Famers, Phil Rizzuto was a guy who could put down a squeeze bunt, handle a tricky hop or make a nifty hook slide. To a generation of fans who never saw “The Scooter” play a single inning, he became famous for something else — “Holy cow!” Part of the New York Yankees family for more than a half-century, Rizzuto died Monday night at 89.