Wizards’ Crittenton won’t contest suspension for having gun in locker room
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA players’ association says it will not appeal Javaris Crittenton’s suspension for having a gun in the Washington Wizards’ locker room.
Crittenton and teammate Gilbert Arenas were suspended for the season without pay last Wednesday by NBA commissioner David Stern.
Though Arenas said immediately he would not contest the penalty, Crittenton wanted to weigh his options.
Executive director Billy Hunter said in a statement Tuesday that Crittenton has informed the NBPA that he won’t challenge the suspension.
“ Javaris has said that he believes far more good will be done by moving forward and focusing on the future,” Hunter said.
“ We respect his decision and accordingly no grievance will be filed on his behalf.” NEW YORK (AP) — The president of soccer’s governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean has pledged to help Haiti rebuild the offices of its governing body following last month’s earthquake.
CONCACAF president Jack Warner visited Haiti on Monday and proposed moving the headquarters of the Haitian Football Federation to the nation’s FIFA Goal Project office in the Port-au-Prince suburb of Croix-des-Boquets. FIFA has pledged US$250,000 to the quake relief effort.
Warner, also a FIFA vice-president, said in a statement Tuesday that he will ask the Caribbean Foot- ball Union to house Haitian players for six to 12 months until the Haitian federation can restart normal operations. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Danny Granger scored 23 points and the Indiana Pacers snapped the Toronto Raptors’ five-game winning streak with a 130-115 victory on Tuesday night.
Troy Murphy had 20 points and 14 rebounds for Indiana, which ended a three-game skid. Roy Hibbert had 18 points and nine boards and Earl Watson added 15 points and a season-high 11 assists.
Lester Conner coached the Pacers in place of Jim O’Brien, who attended a family funeral.
Chris Bosh had 35 points and 15 rebounds, and Andrea Bargnani scored a career-high 34 points for the Raptors.
It was a season scoring high for the Pacers, who had scored fewer than 100 points in six of their previous nine games.
Indiana made 33-of-35 free throws and shot 52 per cent from the field. NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Ski Team men’s coach Sasha Rearick says Bode Miller plans to race all five alpine events at the Vancouver Olympics.
Miller’s first event will be the downhill on Feb. 13, and he’ll also compete in the super-combi, superG, giant slalom and slalom.