The Washington Huskies have swiftly filled their head coaching vacancy. The university named Boise State's Chris Petersen to the position on Friday, less then a week after Steve Sarkisian left the Huskies to take the head coaching job at USC. Petersen built a highly successful program at Boise State.
The Seattle Mariners have finally landed a big free agent. ESPN Deportes is
reporting that the Mariners have agreed to a 10-year, $240 million deal with
second baseman Robinson Cano.
The Houston Texans relieved Gary Kubiak of his duties as head coach on Friday,
less than 24 hours after the team was dealt its 11th consecutive loss with a
27-20 setback at Jacksonville.
MLB Hall of Fame ballot announced. A-Rod adjusts his lawsuit against Selig. Kelly goes with Foles for rest of season. Crabtree expected to hit field for first time this season. Bryant not close to a return.
About Three Weeks Ago
LaMarcus Aldridge went off for 27 points, eight rebounds and two blocks to carry the Trail Blazers to a 108-98 win over the Nets at the Barclays Center. After giving up 40 points to Brooklyn in the first quarter, Portland held the Nets to 58 points the rest of the way. Damian Lillard added 19 points and nine assists, while Wesley Matthews knocked down five from behind the arc on his way to 24 points. The Blazers have won seven in-a-row to jump to 9-and-2. Kevin Garnett started off the game connecting on his first six shots, but finished 2-of-13 the rest of the way as he scored 16 points and eight rebounds. Paul Pierce struggled with 11 points on 2-of-12 shooting. Brooklyn was without point guard Deron [[ Darren ]] Williams, center Brook Lopez and forward Andrei Kirilenko. They dropped to 3-and-7 and last place in the Atlantic Division.
Damian Lillard scored 25 points and Robin Lopez pulled down ten rebounds to help lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 109-103 win at home over the Detroit Pistons. Lopez added 17 points and LaMarcus Aldridge scored 18 to help Portland earn its third straight win. The Blazers shot more than 51 percent from the floor and drained eleven three-pointers. Portland will host the Phoenix Suns tomorrow night.