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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...

2009-08-28 18:55:53

The NBA suspended Denver Nuggets guard J.R. Smith seven games Friday after his guilty plea in a 2007 car accident in New Jersey that left a friend dead. Smith will miss the start of the 2009-10 season. The Denver Post said a police report said Smith's friend, Andre Bell, was killed when Smith's 2003 GMC Yukon sped around a stopped car and through a stop sign on June 9, 2007. Smith was charged with improper passing, failure to stop, speeding (67-plus miles per hour in a 35 mph zone), reckless...

2009-08-20 15:55:27

Veteran point guard Jason Williams has signed a one-year contract with the NBA's Orlando Magic, ending a brief hiatus, ESPN said. No dollar figure was disclosed, but the network said the deal is believed to be worth $1.3 million, the league's minimum salary for a veteran player. Williams, 33, signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers in August 2008, but missed the entire season when his wife faced complications while pregnant with their third child. He chose to return in a backup...

2009-08-17 19:13:08

The Toronto Raptors reportedly reached a deal Monday to send forward Carlos Delfino to Milwaukee in exchange for forward Amir Johnson. ESPN.com reported the deal will also send Roko Ukic to Milwaukee and guard Sonny Weems from the Bucks to the Raptors. The report said the deal will not be finalized before Tuesday as Delfino must fly from Argentina to sign a contract with the Bucks. Delfino, a four-year veteran, played in all 82 games last season for Toronto and averaged 9.0 points and 4.4...

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2009-08-14 13:27:57

The Minnesota Timberwolves are still doing the off-season shuffle, sending guard Quentin Richardson to Miami to get back center Mark Blount. The T-Wolves, who also got a new general manager and coach this off-season, picked up Richardson last month when they shipped guard Sebastian Telfair and forwards Craig Smith and Mark Madsen to the Los Angeles Clippers. It's the fourth trade since the end off the 2008-2009 season for Richardson, who has averaged 11.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists...

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2009-08-12 13:45:31

New Orleans has traded guard Rasual Butler to the Los Angeles Clippers for a future second-round draft pick, the Hornets announced Wednesday. Today's move allows us to increase our financial flexibility while at the same time gives us an opportunity to improve at that position, Hornets General Manager Jeff Bower said. Due to the depth we have, it will allow us to open up minutes and opportunities for Julian Wright, Morris Peterson and rookie Marcus Thornton, all of whom we anticipate great...

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2009-08-12 13:43:22

Veteran center Ben Wallace has returned to the Detroit Pistons, Joe Dumas, president of basketball operations, announced Wednesday. Wallace, who played six seasons in Detroit before going to the Chicago Bulls and then to Cleveland, signed a one-year contract for $1.3 million, the Detroit News reported. We are pleased to announce Ben Wallace's return to the Pistons organization, Dumas said. Ben played an integral part in the success of the franchise from 2001 to 2006 and we feel there is a...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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