Report: Robinson to sign with Bulls
Point guard Nate Robinson and the Chicago Bulls have agreed to a contract, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press...
Reports: Ex-Husky Robinson
to sign with Chicago Bulls
Point guard Nate Robinson and the Chicago Bulls have agreed to a contract, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced Monday. Robinson, a former standout for the Washington Huskies and Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, averaged 11.2 points and 4.5 assists for the Golden State Warriors last season.
Aaron Goodwin, his agent, told SI.com the contract should be finalized "barring unforeseen problems" and the website said it probably would be worth $1.2 million for next season.
The 5-foot-9 Robinson is a three-time NBA slam-dunk champion. Robinson, 28, already has played for four teams in the league.
Lakers' Barnes is arrested
Forward Matt Barnes, 32, of the Los Angeles Lakers has been arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor traffic warrant and for investigation of threatening a police officer in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Bail was set at $51,000.
Magic coach meets the press
Jacque Vaughn passed his first test as coach of the Orlando Magic.
During his introductory news conference, he showed so much charisma it left one of his players wishing camp had started already.
"Sometimes life, it's about timing, it's about luck," the 37-year-old Vaughn told a group that included Magic big man Glen Davis. "But sometimes you have to stick your neck out a little bit and take a leap of faith, create your own destiny. There's nothing wrong with that.
"The DeVos family is doing that today: taking a leap of faith in my ability to relate to guys, to communicate with individuals, to get a group of men to gather together for a common goal, to have resolve, to compete. I'm proud to be a part of that. Today, the destiny starts and I'm thankful to be the head coach of the Orlando Magic."
Davis recalled feeling goose bumps.
"While he was up there on that podium, he was motivating," Davis said. "As a player, you want to hear that."
Vaughn succeeds Stan Van Gundy, who was fired after going 259-135 over five seasons.
Toronto re-signs Anderson
The Toronto Raptors re-signed forward Alan Anderson, 29, who averaged 9.6 points in 17 games last season.
Ex-coaches to work for ESPN
Former coaches Bruce Pearl of Tennessee and Seth Greenberg of Virginia Tech have joined ESPN as analysts.
Utah suspends safety Blechen
Utah officials say junior safety Brian Blechen has been suspended three games for violating undisclosed team rules. He will be allowed to practice with the team.
2 players to leave Penn State
Former starting quarterback Rob Bolden and backup safety Tim Buckley are transferring from Penn State in the wake of NCAA sanctions. Bolden might transfer to Louisiana State; Buckley is headed to North Carolina State. Meanwhile, the future of standout tailback Silas Redd remains in question. Redd visited USC over the weekend.
Man U launches NYSE listing
Manchester United launched its New York Stock Exchange listing, hoping to raise around $330 million by selling 10 percent of the English Premier League team.
The record 19-time English champions said in a filing to the Security and Exchange Commission about 16.7 million shares will be offered at a cost of between $16 and $20.
Ferdinand faces FA charge
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand was charged by the Football Association with improper conduct for comments about Chelsea rival Ashley Cole in a twist to the fallout from John Terry's racism trial.
Terry was cleared in court of racially abusing Ferdinand's brother, Queens Park Rangers defender Anton, while playing for Chelsea in a Premier League match in October. Terry is white.
Cole, who along with the Ferdinands is black, appeared in court as a defense witness this month. A day after the verdict, Rio Ferdinand appeared to endorse a tweet describing Cole as a "choc ice," a slang term perceived as meaning black on the outside and white on the inside. Rio tweeted: "I hear you fella! Choc ice is classic hahahahahaha!!"
• Jockey John Velazquez is winning again at Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
By the time he is inducted into the Hall of Fame on Aug. 10, the two-time Eclipse Award winner as North America's top jockey hopes to be riding full time again after breaking a collarbone, lacerating a kidney and injuring two vertebrae in a spill June 16 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
Velazquez, 40, returned with two mounts Wednesday at Saratoga and won there with one of two mounts Monday.
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