• 73°

Thomas expected to explain himself

Associated Press
NEW YORK ó Isiah Thomas will finish the season as the Knicksí coach, but needs a good explanation for why things went so horribly wrong for any chance to last beyond that.
New president Donnie Walsh said Wednesday he plans to meet soon with Thomas, and he wants to know why a team he thought could be good instead will finish as perhaps the worst in franchise history.
Walsh insists he hasnít decided on Thomasí future with the team, but the Knicksí 23-56 record.
Whoever the coach is, Walsh would like him in place by the June draft.
Thatís just one step in a rebuilding process that fans have made it clear to Walsh, a native New Yorker, wonít be easy.
Asked what they are saying to him, Walsh replied: iHey, good luck. Youíve got a hell of a job.î
NFL
CLEVELAND ó Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najeh Davenport was acquitted of a misdemeanor domestic violence charge Wednesday in Cleveland Municipal Court.
Davenport had been accused of slapping and punching Anita Person, the mother of his 5-year-old son, at her Cleveland home in October. He was also acquitted misdemeanor child endangering and unlawful restraint.
GULFPORT, Miss. ó If the Green Bay Packers are ravaged by injuries this season, Brett Favre might consider returning should the team reach out to him.
iIt would be hard to pass up, I guess,î he told the Biloxi (Miss.) Sun Herald. iBut three months from now, say that presents itself, I may say, you know what, Iím so glad I made that decision. Iím feel very comfortable in what Iím doing and my decision.
iYeah, I can probably be up there doing that and playing, but again, I donít know. Itís only speculating.î
But if Aaron Rodgers went down with an injury?
iAaron has fallen into a great situation,î Favre said. iAnd if that opportunity presented itself and they did call, it would be tempting. And I very well could be enticed do it.î
BUFFALO, N.Y. ó Kevin Everett is recovering after having minor surgery this week to relieve pain in his neck, which was related to the severe spinal cord injury that nearly left the Buffalo Bills tight end paralyzed last September.
TENNESSEE
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.ó Sheís dished out plenty of glares this season and openly questioned her teamís motivation to win.
Standing behind her eighth national championship trophy on Wednesday, Tennessee coach Pat Summitt had nothing but praise for the Lady Volunteers a day after they beat Stanford 64-48 for the title.
Nearly 5,000 fans celebrated the Lady Volsí return to Knoxville in a ceremony at Thompson-Boling Arena, where seven banners hang from the rafters.
Jan Simek, the chancellor of the Knoxville campus, joked heíd have to find some room for the eighth.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
GREENVILLE ó Former East Carolina offensive lineman Dwayne Ledford is back with the Pirates, this time as an assistant coach. Coach Skip Holtz named Ledford to his staff Wednesday to replace Paul Troth, who left for a coaching job in Europe.
TENNIS
AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. ó Lindsay Davenport defeated Jill Craybas 6-1, 6-4 to reach the third round of the Bausch & Lomb Championships and escape a Wednesday filled with upsets.
Venus Williams will miss another tournament next week in Charleston, S.C., as she undergoes tests for a medical issue that her agent said Wednesday isnít serious.

Comments

Comments closed.

High School

High school football: Hornets overpower South to secure playoff spot

Crime

Jeffrey MacDonald won’t be released despite deteriorating health

Business

Amazon warehouse workers reject union in Alabama

Nation/World

Ex-NFL player’s brain to be probed for trauma-related harm after Rock Hill shootings

Education

Duke University to require COVID vaccinations for fall term

Education

Cooper OKs bill offering K-12 students summer school option

High School

High school football: Record night for Pinckney as East cruises; Carson wins thriller in OT

Nation/World

D-Day survivor, WWII torch bearer Ray Lambert dies at 100

Nation/World

Prince Philip was always defined by role as husband of British queen

BREAKING NEWS

One dead, several injured after head-on collision in China Grove

Crime

Man, woman charged for selling drugs to undercover deputies

Crime

Blotter: Rowan County man charged with indecent liberties with children

Local

Spencer town board gets look at Park Plaza progress

Business

‘Applicant market’: Unemployment rate improving as businesses hire more workers

Local

National, local business leaders praise Salisbury’s initiative to support Black-owned operations

Nation/World

Tillis has prostate cancer surgery

Coronavirus

Adverse reactions surface from Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Nation/World

Expert: Lack of oxygen killed George Floyd, not drugs

Local

Quotes of the week

Nation/World

Biden seeks crackdown on homemade firearms

Nation/World

Victim of former NFL player’s rampage wrote of faith, life’s fragility

News

Wrongly imprisoned man gets $750,000

High School

West falls to Statesville, finishes second in NPC

Education

Middle, high school students head back to classes full time