The Los Angeles Lakers will start training camp and play their first preseason game next month. Dwight Howard won't finish his rehabilitation from back surgery in time to participate in either one.
The Lakers have provide don their website an update on the recently acquired center's condition, confirming their long-awaited decision to take their time in Howard's comeback from spinal surgery.
The organization has no plans to announce a timetable for Howard's recovery, but said he won't participate in the start of training camp on Oct. 2, or the preseason opener five days later in Fresno.
The regular season starts on Oct. 30, and the six-time all-star has said he hopes to be ready by then....
Veteran forward Josh Childress was signed by the Brooklyn Nets to a non-guaranteed, one-year contract. Terms were not disclosed.
Retiring after a 26-year career and three national championships at Connecticut, Jim Calhoun thanked everyone who helped him turn the Huskies into a basketball powerhouse.
The 70-year-old Hall of Fame coach spoke at a news conference in Storrs, Conn., where he captured many of his 873 total wins.
"I never, ever, ever said that I was mistake free," Calhoun said. "But I was always trying to do the right thing. It didn't always work that way, but I was always trying to do the right thing."
Calhoun will now work as a special assistant to Athletic Director Warde Manuel. This position is a transition appointment which will run through next spring. Upon his full retirement, Calhoun will become head coach emeritus. In recent years, Calhoun has had health problems, including a fractured hip last month.
National Football League
The funeral of former Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell attracted thousands of family and friends on Tuesday, including former and current players, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Modell was an important figure in the overall development of the league, he was also one of the NFL's most polarizing owners. Browns fans never forgave him for relocating his team to Baltimore for financial reasons after the 1995 season, but Ravens fans liked him and Modell also was remembered as a loving family man.
"He contributed so much to the NFL," Goodell said. "He was obviously a close adviser to (former NFL commissioner) Pete Rozelle. He was a big part of NFL history. He played a big role in the NFL, and the NFL is going to miss him."