NBA | Knicks re-sign ex-Washington Huskies guard Nate Robinson
NBA Ex-Washington Huskies guard averaged 17. 2 points last season: The New York Knicks re-signed guard Nate Robinson, a former standout...
Ex-Washington Huskies guard averaged 17.2 points last season: The New York Knicks re-signed guard Nate Robinson, a former standout for the Washington Huskies and Rainier Beach High School in Seattle.
Robinson, 25, signed a one-year deal, reportedly for $4 million to $5 million. He made $2.02 million and averaged 17.2 points last season as the Knicks went 32-50. The 5-foot-9 Robinson won the league dunk contest this year and in 2006.
Knicks president Donnie Walsh said the team will have more than $20 million in salary-cap space available for the summer of 2010, when LeBron James — the league's most valuable player while competing for Cleveland last season — could lead a strong free-agent class.
"I know that we're going to have a lot of [salary-cap] room, and as of today I think it's more than anyone else," Walsh said. "So I think that's good. We're number one."
Bulls' Rose says he took SAT: Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose, the league's rookie of the year last season, reiterated that he took the SAT exam to get into Memphis and dismissed the idea someone did so in his place.
"I took it, I took it," said Rose, who found himself at the center of a scandal over the summer when the NCAA ruled Memphis must vacate its 38 victories and 2008 NCAA title-game appearance for using an ineligible player. The school is appealing the ruling.
The NCAA said an unknown person took the SAT for a player — with his knowledge — and that the player used it to get admitted. The NCAA didn't name the Memphis player, but gave a description only Rose fits.
Bosh is expected to miss start of camp: Toronto forward Chris Bosh, a four-time All-Star, is expected to miss the start of training camp because of a strained left hamstring.
Daniels gets permission to seek trade: The Minnesota Timberwolves have given former Sonics guard Antonio Daniels permission to seek a trade. If Daniels and his agent cannot work out a deal, the Timberwolves will buy him out.
Daniels, 34, is in the final year of a contract that will pay him $6.6 million this season.
Pearl made KKK remark: Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl apologized for a joking remark that linked the rural home of freshman guard Skylar McBee to the Ku Klux Klan.
During a charity fundraising event Thursday, Pearl described the challenge of shaping a team of players from different backgrounds.
"I've got a tough job," Boston native Pearl said. "I've got to put these guys from different worlds together, right? I've got guys from Chicago, Detroit. I'm talking about the 'hood! And I've got guys from Grainger County, where they wear the hood!"
In a statement Friday, Pearl said "I made an inappropriate joke" and apologized.
Canucks release Parrish: The Vancouver Canucks have released forward Mark Parrish, 32, from a training-camp-tryout contract.
Parrish, a former Seattle Thunderbird, has 216 goals in 704 NHL games.
WBC title bout is tonight: Vitali Klitschko (37-2) of Ukraine will risk his WBC heavyweight title tonight when he faces Chris Arreola (27-0), a Riverside, Calif., resident, at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
UEFA investigates suspected fixed matches: UEFA is investigating 40 cases of suspected match-fixing in the Champions League and UEFA Cup, mostly involving teams from Eastern Europe.
The number of matches being scrutinized for suspicious betting patterns has risen from 25 in the last year, Peter Limacher, head of disciplinary services for European soccer's governing body, said.
Track and field
Americans sweep 100-meter events: American Tyson Gay won the 100 meters in 9.94 seconds at the Colorful Daegu meet in South Korea. American Carmelita Jeter took the women's 100 in 10.83.
Seattle Times news services
Sam and Sara Lucchese create handmade pasta out of their kitchen-garage adjacent to their Ballard home. Here, they illustrate the final steps in making pappardelle pasta.