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2009-07-08 13:30:36

Duke men's hoops coach Mike Krzyzewski likely will coach Team USA at the 2012 London Olympics, sources say. The 2012 squad could include NBA stars Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. The unnamed sources told the Boston Globe an announcement is expected July 21 in Las Vegas before a minicamp for national team prospects July 22-25. All leads point to Coach K coming back, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo told the newspaper Tuesday. Kyzyzewski led Team USA to a gold medal in 2008 at the Beijing...

2009-07-06 12:58:55

Veteran Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd will stick with the NBA club for three more years, The Dallas Morning News reported Monday. The 36-year-old free agent reportedly had been considering moving on, with the New York Knicks said to be in contention for his services. Team owner Mark Cuban said the contract will be worth more than $25 million, the Morning News said. The Mavericks went 50-32 in Kidd's first full season with the team since being acquired from the New Jersey Nets. He...

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2009-07-06 13:01:36

Guard-forward Terrence Williams has signed a contract with the New Jersey Nets, who picked him in the first round of the 2009 NBA draft, the club said Monday. The Nets did not reveal how much they are paying or how long a deal they reached with Williams, who was the 11th player chosen in the draft. Williams was signed out of the University of Louisville where he was a third team All-American. He helped the Cardinals to Big East regular season and conference titles last season, averaging 12.5...

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2009-07-03 23:59:20

The Oregonian newspaper reported Friday that forward Hedo Turkoglu, who earlier in the day appeared headed to Portland, had broken off talks with the team. Turkoglu, 30, has spent the last five seasons with Orlando, but last week opted out of the final year of a contract that would have paid him $7.3 million. There were reports Friday that Turkoglu had agreed to a five-year, $50 million contract with the Trail Blazers. The Oregonian said later, however, that Turkoglu had rejected the offer....

2009-07-03 19:43:50

Free agent Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu found a new home Friday by agreeing to a five-year, $50 million contract with the Portland Trailblazers. The 30-year-old, 6-foot-10 inch Turkoglu averaged 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 77 games last season while helping Orlando qualify for its second ever trip to the NBA Finals, where the Magic lost in five games to the Los Angeles Lakers. He became expendable June 25, when the Magic acquired forward Vince Carter from the New...

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2009-07-03 14:42:42

Free agent forward Trevor Ariza of the LA Lakers has signed a contract with the Rockets, swapping places with forward Ron Artest, the Houston Chronicle said. The newspaper reported being told by an undisclosed source the 6-foot-8 Ariza, 24, signed a five-year, $33 million deal late Thursday. The 6-foot-7 inch Artest, 29, had told ESPN Thursday he has reached a verbal agreement with the Lakers and will play for the mid-level exception, roughly $18 million for three years. Artest added the...

2009-07-01 20:50:28

The Detroit Pistons have agreed to terms with guard Ben Gordon and forward Charlie Villanueva, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday. The newspaper said that although the deals cannot be made official until July 8, they have both agreed to five-year contracts. Villanueva will reportedly sign for $35 million and Gordon for $55 million. Gordon has spent his first five professional seasons with Chicago. He has averaged 18.5 points a game in 398 career contests. Villanueva has played 274...

2009-06-30 23:36:42

Guard Kobe Bryant will stay with forgo free agency and stay with the world champion Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Times reports. Bryant had the option of becoming an unrestricted free agent but has chosen not to end his contract, a source described as close to Bryant told the Times Tuesday. The newspaper said Bryant is expected to sign a three-year contract extension on top of his existing two-year contract this month. Bryant will be paid a guaranteed $47.8 million in the next two years...

2009-06-26 17:14:42

The NBA's Miami Heat hired former center Alonzo Mourning Friday to a front office post, The Miami Herald said. The report said the team is finalizing a deal to hire Mourning to work in a player development role that also will allow him to be a mentor to players both on and off the court. His duties are yet to be defined, but he likely would work with young players, draft picks and free agents to help them adjust to the franchise and living in South Florida. We are in discussions with Zo and...

2009-06-25 22:21:02

The New York Knicks sent veteran swingman Quentin Richardson and cash to the Memphis Grizzlies Thursday in exchange for forward Darko Milicic. Richardson, 29, averaged 10.2 points and 4.4 rebounds over 72 contests last season. He played four seasons for the Knicks after starting his career with a four-year stint with the Los Angeles Clippers and one with the Phoenix Suns. He has a career average of 11.5 points. Milicic averaged 5.5 points for the Grizzlies over 61 contests last season, his...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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