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2008-06-27 09:00:03

By Sarah Rothschild, The Miami Herald Jun. 27--NEW YORK -- All the doubts, angst and confusion vanished from Michael Beasley's mind at 7:43 p.m. Thursday. With the highest pick in franchise history, the Miami Heat selected the Kansas State forward second overall in the NBA Draft, and put to rest trade rumors that persisted all week. "I can sleep again," Beasley said. With Memphis point guard Derrick Rose taken first overall by the Chicago Bulls, the Heat landed the 6-8 Beasley, who...

2008-06-27 06:00:48

By Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jun. 27--Five hours after more than 2,000 draft-party participants cheered the arrival of new Timberwolf O.J. Mayo, their NBA hometown team made a midnight deal that reshaped its roster. The Wolves dealt Mayo's draft rights along with Marko Jaric, Antoine Walker, Greg Buckner and their contracts to Memphis for the rights to Kevin Love, swingman shooter Mike Miller, forward Brian Cardinal and center Jason Collins. The dramatic deal long after...

2006-08-28 05:35:00

By Steve Keating SAITAMA, Japan -- The U.S. path to reclaiming the world championship is not so much blocked by a team as it is by a player as the Americans prepare for a quarter-final meeting with Germany and Dirk Nowitzki. "Dirk is one of the best players on the planet, right now," U.S. forward Shane Battier told reporter. "Probably one of the top five players on planet Earth." Certainly Germany enter Wednesday's quarter-final needing another out-of-this-world performance from their NBA...

2006-07-12 21:30:22

NEW YORK (Reuters) - LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, two of the NBA's brightest young stars, agreed multi-year contract extensions with their respective teams on Wednesday. All-Star forward James inked a three-year extension worth $60 million, tying him to the Cavaliers through the 2009-10 season, after which he becomes an unrestricted free agent. "I knew all along and I had always said that I wanted to stay here in Cleveland, so it's a terrific...

2006-07-01 22:58:14

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Boston Bruins made a major splash on the opening day of the National Hockey League's free agency period Saturday, signing defenseman Zdeno Chara and forward Marc Savard. Chara, formerly with the Ottawa Senators, was one of the most highly sought defensemen available but didn't wait long to sign a five-year, $37.5 million deal with the Bruins. The 6ft 9ins (2.057 meter) Chara, the tallest player in the NHL, had a career best 43 points with the Senators last...

2006-07-01 18:36:23

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Boston Bruins made a major splash on the opening day of the National Hockey League's free agency period Saturday, signing defenseman Zdeno Chara and forward Marc Savard. Chara, formerly with the Ottawa Senators, was one of the most highly sought defensemen available but didn't wait long to sign a five-year, $37.5-million deal with the Bruins. The 6ft 9ins (2.057 meter) Chara, the tallest player in the NHL, had a career best 43 points with the Senators last...

2006-06-28 22:33:20

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Italian Andrea Bargnani became the first European player to be number one pick in the NBA Draft when he was selected by the Toronto Raptors in a dizzying first round at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday. "It's an incredible feeling," Bargnani said. "I feel so excited, so proud to represent my country." While Bargnani was clearly headed to the Raptors, four of the other players taken among the top 10 were sent to other teams in a flurry of...

2006-06-28 22:11:57

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Andrea Bargnani of Italy became the first European player made the number one pick in the NBA Draft when he was claimed on Wednesday by the Toronto Raptors in a dizzying first round at Madison Square Garden. "It's an incredible feeling," said Bargnani. "I feel so excited, so proud to represent my country." While Bargnani was clearly headed to the Raptors, several other players taken among the top 10 were sent to other teams in a flurry of...

2006-06-17 11:02:20

By Karen Iley FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A stunning strike from Deco and a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty gave Portugal a 2-0 triumph over Iran on Saturday, sealing their place in the World Cup second round. In an often tetchy and generally drab Group D encounter, Iran held Portugal at bay for 63 minutes. Playmaker Deco, back in the side after injury, broke the deadlock by thumping in a sweet right-foot shot following a left-wing cross from captain Luis Figo. Iran, eliminated after suffering...

2006-05-30 00:33:44

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nine years after being pummeled by Winged Foot Golf Club in suburban New York, Padraig Harrington vows to be ready for the revamped course's challenge when he returns there for next month's U.S. Open. The Irishman will be in the area next week to defend his Barclays Classic title at Westchester Country Club, just down the road from Winged Foot where the year's second major takes place from June 15-18. "I went home from Winged Foot being absolutely,...