July 11, 2009 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Released NFL player Donte’ Stallworth was released from Miami-Dade jail early Friday morning. Stallworth pleaded guilty on June 16 to DUI manslaughter in the death of 59-year-old crane operator Mario Reyes and was sentenced to 30 days in jail. Stallworth will spend the next decade under house arrest and the NFL has suspended him indefinitely.

Shot San Diego Chargers rookie running back Curtis Brinkley was hospitalized in stable condition after being shot at a suburban intersection in Cheltenham, Pa. Brinkley, 23, was shot multiple times early Friday morning. Investigators are looking for a gunman who fled the scene in a car.

Recovered The body of former Chicago Cubs reliever Jessie Hollins, who was reported missing on a lake in Camilla, Texas, was recovered. Hollins, 39, apparently drowned while fishing Thursday on the lake in southeast Texas.

Waived The Memphis Grizzlies have waived Jerry Stackhouse, just a day after acquiring the NBA veteran in a four-team, eight-player trade.

Staying Veteran Grant Hill decided to remain in Phoenix rather than join a NBA title contender in Boston or a rebuilding team in New York. He signed a two-year deal.

Extended The Utah Jazz and center Mehmet Okur have agreed on a two-year contract extension that runs through the 2012 NBA season.

Signed Forward Brandon Bass is going from backing up Dirk Nowitzki to likely starting next to Dwight Howard. Bass agreed to leave Dallas and sign with the NBA’s Orlando Magic.

•The NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves have signed first-round draft picks Jonny Flynn and Wayne Ellington. The status of their No. 5 pick Ricky Rubio is still uncertain, as he assesses his contract with his Spanish team.

•The NBA Sacramento Kings have signed Israeli forward Omri Casspi, their second first-round pick last month. Casspi is the first player from Israel to be drafted in the NBA’s first round.

•Once an NHL iron man, Brendan Morrison has been left at the curb by three teams in less than 15 months because of injuries. But the Washington Capitals believe he’s healthy, signing him to a one-year, $1.5 million deal.


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