Nuggetsí Anthony charged
DENVER ó NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony was arrested early Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, hours after his worst game of the season.
The Denver Nuggets forward was arrested on Interstate 25, police said. He was alone in the car and pulled over for weaving and not dimming his lights.
Detective Sharon Hahn said Anthony failed a series of sobriety tests. He was charged with DUI, then taken to police headquarters before being released to a isober responsible party,î Hahn said. Anthony is due in court May 14.
Mark Warkentien, the Nuggetsí vice president of basketball operations, said the team was aware of the situation but declined comment.
The Nuggets beat Houston 111-94 on Sunday. Anthony was held to 11 points on 3-of-14 shooting against a Rockets team that was missing defensive specialist Shane Battier. Anthony did extend his NBA-best streak of double-digit games to 206.
NEW ORLEANS ó Saints running back Deuce McAllister, coming off the second knee surgery of his career, will remain with New Orleans for at least one more season.
A member of the team with knowledge of the contract negotiations confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on Monday night. The person did not want to be named because the team hasnít made an official announcement.
McAllister, who was due a $1 million roster bonus by April 15, worked out the deal that cleared the way for him to remain on the roster. McAllister is traveling out of the country and was not available for comment.
HOUSTON ó Fifteen-year-old Ryan Harrison beat Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-4, 6-3 in the U.S. Clay Court Championship on Monday to become the 10th player in the Open Era to win a main-draw match before his 16th birthday.
TRENTON, N.J. ó A New Jersey sports field was closed Monday after tests of its artificial turf turned up unsafe levels of lead. Itís the second time since December that a ballfield in the state has been closed over concerns about elevated lead levels found in turf fibers.
BRUSSELS, Belgium ó An international journalists group appealed to Chinese authorities Monday to stop what it called interference with news coverage leading up to the Beijing Olympics.
The group said foreign journalists have been threatened for reporting on the disturbances during the torch relay around the world and the unrest in Tibet.
SAN FRANCISCO ó San Francisco lured former NBA player Rex Walters away from Florida Atlantic to take over its struggling basketball program.
Walters, who had a 31-33 record in two seasons for the Owls, was formally introduced at a news conference Monday.
BOCA RATON, Fla. ó Tommy Holmes, who hit in 37 consecutive games in 1945 to set a modern National League record that stood until it was broken by Pete Rose, died Monday. He was 91.