|Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Pennsylvania governor plans to sue NCAA over Penn State sanctions||01.02.13 at 7:44 am ET|
WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NBA: Grizzlies at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE, NBATV; WEEI-FM)
College basketball: Eastern Michigan at Kentucky, 6 p.m. (ESPNU
College basketball: Nebraska at Ohio State, 6:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Duke vs. Davidson, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: St. John’s at Villanova, 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: South Florida at UCF, 8 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: Illinois at Purdue, 8:30 p.m. (Big Ten Network)
College basketball: Texas-El Paso at Colorado State, 10 p.m. (CBSSN)
College basketball: San Francisco at Santa Clara, 10 p.m. (ESPNU)
College football: Sugar Bowl, Louisville vs. Florida, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN; WEEI-AM)
AROUND THE WEB:
♦ Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett plans to sue the NCAA for the penalties it imposed on Penn State following the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Corbett scheduled a press conference Wednesday at Penn State to announce the antitrust filing in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Pa.
The school was fined $60 million (with the money targeted for child-abuse prevention grants) and the football team faces a four-year ban from bowl games along with reduced scholarships and the forfeiture of 112 wins.
Corbett, a Republican, was the state’s Attorney General when his office took over the Sandusky case in 2009, but the former Penn State assistant coach was not charged until almost three years later. Attorney General-elect Kathleen Kane, a Democrat, has promised to investigate why it took so long to charge Sandusky.
♦ The Celtics aren’t the only NBA team that’s underachieving this season. The Mavericks, one season removed from an NBA championship, are 13-19 and had lost six straight before beating the lowly Wizards on Tuesday. Coach Rick Carlisle is not happy with the attitude of some players, and he’s threatening to start handing out suspensions.
“We’ve got to fight harder than we did tonight,” Carlisle said after Sunday’s 111-86 loss to the Spurs. “It’s not what this organization has been about since Mark [Cuban] bought the team. This is a stretch that’s unprecedented, really. It’s bad. We’ve got to fix it, and it starts with me.”
Added Carlisle: “I [have] to be inventive and find ways [to get through to the players],” he said. “I don’t have a better answer than that. The last week, I’ve had to literally scream in the face of two guys in practices and shootarounds to get the point across. And I will continue to do that.
“If I have to start suspending guys for not doing things they’re supposed to be doing on the court, I’ll do it. And Mark and I will get into it about that. But somehow, things have got to change and it can’t just be about that it’s a tough schedule. It just can’t.”
♦ ESPN anchor Hannah Storm, who suffered first- and second-degree burns in a gas grill accident Dec. 11, returned to the air Tuesday, hosting the Rose Parade from Pasadena, Calif.
“I was just so happy to be there, so grateful,” Storm told The Associated Press. “It took a lot out of me, but it went great.”
Storm lost about half her hair in the accident, along with her eyebrows and eyelashes — all burned off. She has flame marks on her neck and burns and an infection on her left hand.
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|Report: Delonte West, Mavericks to part ways||10.26.12 at 10:46 am ET|
Troubled guard Delonte West will not return to the Mavericks following his second suspension in two weeks, according to an ESPNDallas report.
A source told ESPNDallas that the team is negotiating West’s release with his agent, Dan Fegan. West, who started his career with the Celtics, was suspended Thursday for conduct detrimental to the team. It was West’s second suspension, though the first suspension lasted just 21 hours, ending after West met with coach Rick Carlisle and president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson.
ESPNDallas reported Thursday that West said he was being blamed for an argument between teammates after the Mavericks’ 88-76 preseason loss to Thunder on Wednesday night. West said he got a text message Thursday morning telling him not to come to practice.
“There was an argument between two teammates in the locker room last night that didn’t involve me,” West said. “Somehow I’m being blamed for it. I had nothing to do with it. I don’t know what’s going on.”
The Mavericks might give West a buyout, waive him or reach a mutual decision to part ways, in which West would be free to sign with another team but would not be compensated by the Mavericks.
West, who announced in 2009 that he suffers from bipolar disorder, has used Twitter to express his disapproval of the situation with the Mavericks.
|Mavericks’ Mark Cuban, Rick Carlisle fined by NBA||02.03.12 at 1:38 pm ET|
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and coach Rick Carlisle were fined by the NBA for their actions Wednesday night during and after a 95-86 loss to the Thunder. The fines were announced Friday by NBA executive Stu Jackson.
Carlisle was fined $35,000 for kicking a ball into the seats. He apologized after the game, saying, “The incident where the ball got kicked into the stands, that can’t happen.”
Cuban, no stranger to league punishment, was fined $75,000 for criticizing the officials.
|Mark Cuban reflects on finals: We beat ‘Evil Empire’||08.30.11 at 3:13 pm ET|
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was remarkably quiet throughout his team’s impressive playoff run, but with a Larry O’Brien trophy finally under his belt, Cuban has become more outspoken about his finals experience in recent days.
“The playoffs run 57 days,” he told CNN. “I really didn’t start to enjoy it until there were about 30 seconds left in the game … and it finally dawned on me that we had finally beaten the Evil Empire and all those doubts.”
Cuban said the turning point of the finals actually came when Dallas fell behind 2-1 in the series, and said coach Rick Carlisle was able to outmaneuver Erik Spoelstra.
“I’ll tell you the interesting thing,” he said. “After Game 3 of the Miami series, our guys said, ‘They aren’t making any adjustments. We got ‘em.’ And so the confidence was through the roof.”
|Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle taken to hospital||10.08.10 at 3:24 pm ET|
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle collapsed during a team practice on Friday and was taken to a nearby hospital. The Mavericks were practicing at the American Airlines Center when Carlisle, entering his third season as coach, fainted after feeling lightheaded. The 50-year-old coach was conscious and answering questions when he was carried from the court on a stretcher for an ambulance that took him to Baylor Hospital.
Team spokeswoman Sarah Melton told reporters that members of Dallas’ management visiting Carlisle at the hospital report that the coach “seems to be feeling better.”
Carlisle is entering the third year of his four-year deal with the Mavericks. The team will play the Suns on Saturday night.
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