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2010-02-11 11:58:00

ARLINGTON, Texas, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Panini America (www.paniniamerica.net), a subsidiary of The Panini Group, the leading global publisher of sports and entertainment collectables, will launch a new NBA-themed interactive trading card game - Adrenalyn - with an event at the Bailey Junior High School in Arlington, Texas. Dallas Mavericks Guards J.J. Barea and Rodrigue Beaubois will participate in the event along with multi-platinum singer Brian McKnight as part of NBA All-Star 2010....

2010-02-02 09:30:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- McDonald's confirmed today NBA All-Star Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic has renewed a multi-year agreement with the company, extending a relationship that dates back to 2008. Although financial details of the contract will not be disclosed publicly, Howard's agreement includes support of several McDonald's programs, promotions and other initiatives in coming months. This month, Howard will back McDonald's sponsorship of the 2010 Winter...

2009-10-23 06:52:00

MALIBU, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- NBA Star/Author and CEO of Christie Sports Management Athletes Training Firm Doug Christie will be inducted into Pepperdine University Hall of Fame on Sunday, October 25, 2009, at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, Calif. A reception will be held at 5 p.m., with dinner and the awards presentation at 6 p.m. The Pepperdine University Department of Athletics has announced that seven of its all-time greats, Doug Christie, Geoffrey Clark,...

2009-10-19 15:03:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Following his impromptu Madison Square Garden intervention last night on behalf of the ejected Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball coach during an exhibition with the NBA's New York Knicks, Rabbi Yizchak Dovid Grossman, is coming to Los Angeles for tomorrow's STAPLES Center game between Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv versus the Los Angeles Clippers. The game, which will be played at 7:30 p.m., will benefit Rabbi Grossman's Migdal Ohr, the world's largest...

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2009-10-02 12:53:23

Professional golfer Tiger Woods has become the first athlete ever to reach the $1 billion mark in career earnings, Forbes Magazine reported. The periodical said Woods cracked the plateau by winning the $10 million bonus at last week's PGA Tour Championship at Atlanta. Woods, 33, has been the world's highest-paid athlete since 2002, despite the loss of his endorsement package for General Motors' Buick division. He makes $3 million in appearances fees outside the united States. Forbes estimated...

2009-09-15 17:42:17

Golden State forward Stephen Jackson has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for public statements detrimental to the league. Jackson told the media on Aug, 28 he would like to be traded to Cleveland, New York or one of the teams in Texas. It is forbidden by the NBA for players to make trade requests publicly. Ron Artest was fined in 2005-06 for requesting a trade from Indiana through the media. Jackson signed a multiyear extension with Golden State in November last year.

2009-09-11 23:02:43

Five-time MVP Michael Jordan headed a list of superstars inducted Friday into the Basketball Hall of Fame. David Robinson, John Stockton, Jerry Sloan and Vivian Stringer joined Jordan in receiving their sport's top honor. The game of basketball has been everything to me, Jordan said at the induction banquet. "It has been my refuge, my place that I have always gone when I need comfort and peace. It has been a relationship that has evolved over time. It has provided me with a platform to share...

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2009-09-10 11:59:11

The Minnesota Timberwolves have picked up veteran guard Antonio Daniels and a future second-round draft pick from the New Orleans Hornets. Minnesota gave up forward Darius Songaila and guard Bobby Brown. Daniels, 34, split time with the Hornets and Washington Wizards last season. The 12-year NBA veteran averaged 4.1 points and 2.4 assists in a combined 74 games. In 867 career games, he has averaged 7.6 points and 3.4 assists in stints with Vancouver, San Antonio, Portland, Seattle, Washington...

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2009-09-09 13:15:50

Guard C.J. Watson has signed a contract to stay with the Golden State Warriors, the NBA team said Wednesday. The Warriors didn't say how much it will pay the restricted free agent or for how many years he is signed. Watson averaged 9.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 77 games for Golden State last season. He shot almost 46 percent from the field and 87 percent from the free-throw line. We are happy that C.J. will be returning to our team next season, Warriors General Manager Larry...

2009-08-29 15:02:00

The NBA has suspended Phoenix Suns guard Jason Richardson for two games without pay after his guilty plea to driving under the influence. The DUI violated Arizona state law. His guilty plea followed an arrest for DUI last December, nine days after he was acquired from the Charlotte Bobcats. The Arizona Republic said the 6-foot-6 inch Richardson had been suspended by the Suns for a game without pay on Feb. 18 after a second incident in which he entered a guilty plea to two misdemeanor speeding...