Calipari, Rose, and Memphis Athletic Director R.C. Johnson settled.: After the NCAA completed an investigation into Rose's SAT scores, they vacated Memphis's 07-08 season and faced 3 years probation. Now comes word that in May of last year, attorneys representing a group of season ticket holders settled a lawsuit against Coach Calipari, Rose, and A.D. Johnson. The suit alleges that the ticket-holders had made donations to the Tiger Scholarship Fund, but that the actions of the accused could lead to further charges against the University's athletic department which would in turn, lower the value of their season tickets.
Larry Brown steps down.: Charlotte Bobcats coach Larry Brown has resigned today after meeting with team owner Michael Jordan.
The Memphis Grizzlies are looking to sign Jamaal Tinsley: Less than 2 weeks after Iverson left the team for personal reasons, the Memphis Grizzlies are negotiating a contract with Jamaal Tinsley.
"I'm really hurt, and I really feel taken advantage of for all these years,'': is Isiah Thomas's reaction to multiple allegations in "When the Game Was Ours" a new book written by Larry Bird, Jackie MacMullen, and Magic Johnson. Surprisingly, the allegations in the book are made by Magic, Isiah's former friend.
The Sporting News names Kobe Bryant NBA 'Athlete of the Decade': Even Shaq has a few nice things to say.
NBA Referee Lock-out: Julie Davis, wife of NBA ref Mark Davis, wrote a letter to the National Basketball Referees Association executive board to give them the perspective of a referee's family.
An Open Letter to Bill Simmons and ESPN.: A poster on Sactown Royalty makes a level-headed argument for keeping the Kings in Sacramento.
Gruden is Gone.: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired head coach Jon Gruden after 7 years of service. GM Bruce Allen was also let go.
Dodgers win their first playoff series in 20 years.: After dispatching the Cubs in 3 straight games, the Dodgers will face the Phillies in the NLCS.
Josh Childress spurns the Hawks & the NBA for the Greek League.: Childress will be playing for basketball powerhouse Olympiakos. Olympiakos finished as the runner-up in the Greek League, and made the quarterfinals in Euroleague 08.
Where have you gone Darius Miles?: Former basketball phenom Darius Miles waived by the Trailblazers after the team, and an independent doctor appointed by the NBA, deem his injuries "career-ending".
SI: The Vault: Sports Illustrated has opened up its archives. For free.
The Feel Good Hit of the Season.: Absolutely beautiful.
The Other side of the tracks.: High school athletic departments are getting contentious enough to propose that private schools compete in a separate league.
Jason Kidd traded to the Mavs.: ESPN reports that discussions are ongoing. But Yahoo is reporting its a done deal. The official word is that the teams agree on the deal "in principle" pending league approval.
The Birdman of New Orleans.: In 2006 Chris Andersen was kicked out of the league for violating the drug policy. Its now two years later, and he's applying to be reinstated.
Walton, Stern, and Moralizing the Lig.: An examination of the NBA landscape, and the message of morality in the league.