Sidelined Forward Amare Stoudemire needs surgery on his right knee and is expected to miss six weeks, a stunning blow to the New York Knicks as they chase the Atlantic Division title. Stoudemire will have the procedure to remove tissue within the week, the Knicks said Saturday. Stoudemire missed the first 30 games after having the same surgery on his left knee during the preseason. He has averaged 14.2 points in 29 games as a reserve.
Released The Pittsburgh Steelers have released linebacker James Harrison after the team and the hard-hitting defensive star who played on two Super Bowl champion squads failed to agree on a new contract.
Agreed A person familiar with the negotiations says the Buffalo Bills have reached an agreement to re-sign cornerback Leodis McKelvin to a four-year contract worth a little over $20 million.
• The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with safety William Moore on a five-year contract. Moore was a Pro Bowl alternate with Atlanta last season, when he had four interceptions and 105 tackles.
• Tight end Logan Paulsen has agreed to a three-year contract to remain with the Washington Redskins.
• Linebacker Junior Galette has agreed to a three-year contract to remain with the New Orleans Saints.
Signed The Los Angeles Clippers have signed guard Maalik Wayns to a 10-day contract. Wayns averaged 12.4 points and 3.0 assists in nine games for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League this season.
Waived The Dallas Mavericks have waived guard Dominique Jones, creating an open spot on their roster. The former first-round pick was in his third season with Dallas, averaging four points and 2.9 assists in 29 games. He started three times.
Investigated Village police have investigated battery and stalking allegations against former tennis star Jennifer Capriati stemming from a Valentine’s Day domestic incident at a health club in which she reportedly punched and harassed an ex-boyfriend.
Died Former Buffalo Bills great George Saimes, regarded as one of the American Football League’s best safeties and a member of the Bills’ Wall of Fame, died after a lengthy battle with leukemia. He was 71.