Tom Chambers charged with DUI
Phoenix Suns broadcaster Tom Chambers, a former Sonic, apologized to the NBA team and its fans after being arrested on suspicion of DUI.
Phoenix Suns broadcaster Tom Chambers apologized to the NBA team and its fans after being arrested on suspicion of DUI.
Scottsdale police said the 54-year-old Chambers, a former Sonics star, was pulled over Saturday night after an officer saw a pickup truck weaving in a bicycle lane.
A police report said there were two open bottles of beer inside the vehicle and Chambers refused to take a field sobriety test.
Police said Chambers consented to a blood draw, was booked and released pending the results.
Chambers was a four-time All-Star forward in a 16-year career that ended in 1997. He played for the Sonics from 1983 to 1988. He played for the Suns from 1988 to 1993 and helped Phoenix reach the NBA Finals in 1993.
Jamal Crawford hit two three-pointers 23 seconds apart to help the Clippers pull away in the last three minutes and former Celtics coach Doc Rivers won his first game back in Boston when Los Angeles beat the Celtics 96-88.
Crawford, from Rainier Beach High School, came off the bench to score 21 points. Chris Paul had 22 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.
Former Huskies Spencer Hawes and Tony Wroten scored 20 points each but the Philadelphia 76ers lost 106-99 at Minnesota.
Rodney Stuckey from Kentwood High School and Eastern Washington scored 20 points as the Detroit Pistons lost 111-106 at New Orleans.
Former Husky Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points in the host Sacramento Kings’ 122-101 loss to the Utah Jazz.
Russell Westbrook scored 27 points and Kevin Durant added 18 to lead Oklahoma City over host Memphis 116-100. Guard Jeremy Lamb added a career-high 18 points to help the Thunder to its fourth straight win and 12th in 13 games.
Goalkeeper Reis retires
New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis retired after a 16-year career to become the goalie coach for the Los Angeles Galaxy.
Reis, who spent the past 11 seasons with the Revolution, is a four-time MLS All-Star. He starred at UCLA before playing for the Galaxy from 1998 to 2002 and helping the club win its first MLS Cup in 2002.
Borussia Dortmund beat Marseille 2-1 to reach the Champions League last 16, eliminating Napoli despite its 2-0 victory over Arsenal in a dramatic Group F climax. AC Milan advanced by clinging to a 0-0 draw at home to Ajax.
Germany will have four teams in the last-16 draw for the first time, and England also has its full quartet remaining. Italy has only Milan, confirming the recent slump of Serie A clubs in Europe’s top competition.
Vonn skipping St. Moritz
Mapping out her Olympics preparation after a three-race test, Lindsey Vonn will skip this weekend’s World Cup stop at St. Moritz, Switzerland, and is planning to return to the circuit in a downhill at Val d’Isere, France, on Dec. 21.
The 29-year-old American returned to competition at Lake Louise, Alberta, last week, 10 months after tearing two ligaments in her right knee and breaking a bone in that leg during a crash at the world championships. She also had a setback when she partially re-tore one of those surgically reconstructed ligaments in a fall Nov. 19.
Vonn finished 40th in a downhill Friday in her season debut, then 11th in another downhill Saturday and fifth in a Super-G on Sunday.
Kings run win streak to 5
Jeff Carter scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period and the Los Angeles Kings beat the host Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 for their fifth straight victory.
Corey Perry scored a goal in his seventh straight game, Ryan Getzlaf extended his point streak to 13 games and the host Anaheim Ducks beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 for their fourth straight win.
NCAAs in Eugene through 2021
Oregon will host the NCAA outdoor championships at Hayward Field through 2021.
The agreement with the NCAA runs from 2015 to 2021. Oregon also will host the event next year. Hayward Field has hosted the NCAA outdoor championships 11 times, including the 2013 event in June.
• Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard injured a knee in practice and was ruled out for Thursday’s game at Tampa Bay.
• Ottawa Senators defenseman Jared Cowen was suspended for two games for a hit to the head against Buffalo’s Zemgus Girgensons.
• United Airlines reached an agreement to keep its name on the home of the Chicago Bulls and Chicago Blackhawks for another 20 years.
• Madison Square Garden will host the 2016 NCAA Division I wrestling national championships — the iconic arena’s first NCAA title event since the 1950 Final Four.
• England’s Daniel Brooks shot an 8-under 62 to take a one-stroke lead in the Nelson Mandela Championship in Durban, South Africa, after rain disrupted the first round.
• The late Dale Earnhardt’s famed No. 3 will be back on track in the elite Sprint Cup Series next season with Austin Dillon using the number. The move has been long anticipated after car owner Richard Childress allowed his grandson to use the No. 3 as he’s moved through NASCAR’s ranks.
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