December 14, 2009
The Knicks have signed free agent Jonathan Bender , marking the oft-injured forward's return to the NBA after a three-year absence. The 7-foot Bender, selected out of high school by Toronto with the fifth overall pick in the 1999 draft but traded to Indiana the same day, enjoyed his best season in 2001-02, when he averaged career highs of 7.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in 78 games for the Pacers. But injuries forced Bender, 28, to miss 172 games in the next three seasons before chronic knee pain sidelined him indefinitely in February 2006.
March 31, 2012
The biggest overachiever in Maryland basketball history -- maybe in the modern college game -- is trying to beat the odds again. At age 33, a decade after leading the Terps to the NCAA men's championship, three years removed from his last NBA game and now rehabilitating an injured left knee, Juan Dixon is plotting his comeback. "Don't count me out," Dixon said Thursday in his first extensive interview since being banned in February 2010 from playing in Europe after failing a drug test the previous season.
April 21, 1996
Heat: Alonzo Mourning scored 28 points Friday night as Miami clinched the final Eastern Conference playoff spot with a 106-100 victory over Milwaukee.
March 6, 2013
How about flagrant fouls? Ira Winderman Sun Sentinel No. Technical fouls are not the issue, not when you get 15 before you can incur a suspension with a 16th. If you can't retain your composure so that you are being called for a technical once every four games, you deserve to be punished. The greater point of inspection should be for flagrant fouls, where a single whistle can lead to instant ejection, as was the case this week with Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea.
October 30, 2006
Coming tomorrow: A look at the controversy surrounding the league's new composite ball, plus team previews. Tomorrow's games: Bulls@Heat, 8 p.m.; Suns@Lakers, 10:30 p.m. TV: Both games on TNT
April 8, 2010
Don Nelson set the NBA career record for victories in the Golden State Warriors' 116-107 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, earning No. 1,333 to surpass Lenny Wilkens . Nelson is 1,333-1,061 in 31 seasons on the bench. "It's just such a neat feeling," Nelson said. "This is probably why we end up coaching, for moments like this." College baseball: Salisbury (19-5, 11-3 Capital Athletic Conference) lost, 24-5, to visiting York (16-9, 11-5). The margin of defeat was the Sea Gulls' largest in 10 years.