- - Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Celtics’ Rondo misses seventh straight game

CLEVELAND — Boston Celtics All-Star guard Rajon Rondo sat out his seventh straight game with an injured right wrist.

Rondo did not play Tuesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he could return to the lineup later this week.

The Celtics have gone 4-2 without Rondo, who hasn’t played since Jan. 18, when he fell and sprained his wrist. Center Jermaine O’Neal played against Cleveland. He had been out for a week with a bruised left knee.

c New York Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said he doesn’t think Baron Davis will play until next week. Davis has been working to get into shape after missing the entire season with a herniated disk in his back.


Court filing says Fine’s wife slept with players

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — An affidavit filed in a slander suit against Syracuse University and basketball coach Jim Boeheim says the wife of fired assistant Bernie Fine had sex with players, and several people associated with the program knew about it, including Fine.

In the affidavit, Bobby Davis, a former ball boy with the men’s team, says he was present on several occasions with basketball players when he heard them speaking of having sex with Laurie Fine. Davis said players joked about it and it seemed to be an openly known fact that Laurie Fine had sex with basketball players. A lawyer for Laurie Fine said the accusations were “disgusting.”


Indians acquire International League’s MVP from Rays

CLEVELAND — The Indians have added an MVP to their roster, and a possible replacement at first base. Cleveland acquired versatile Russ Canzler, the top player in the International League last season, on Tuesday from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash.

Canzler, 25, played four positions — right and left field, third and first base — last season for Triple-A Durham, where he batted .314 with 18 homers and 83 RBI in 131 games.


No injuries after fire breaks out at Joe Gibbs Racing shop

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Joe Gibbs Racing says no employees were injured when a fire broke out in its machine shop. A spokesman for the NASCAR team said a few employees were treated on site for smoke inhalation. It’s the second fire at the Gibbs race shop in about a year.

From wire dispatches and staff reports

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