Bulls’ Rose held out of summer league game
Derrick Rose has had a rough summer league. Now it might be over.
The Chicago Bulls held their No. 1 overall pick out of Wednesday’s game with tendinitis in his right knee. It was the third of five games the Bulls are playing in five days in Orlando, Fla.
Rose said the injury, which dates to his college days at Memphis, wasn’t serious.
Rose has struggled a little in two exhibition games, averaging 9.5 points, 5.5 assists and 4.0 turnovers a game.
Rose said he hoped to be ready for today and Friday, but the Bulls could rest him to prevent further injury.
Also: Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut will sign a five-year, $72.5 million extension this week, his agent said.
Bogut, the top overall pick in the 2005 draft, was expected to sign the extension Friday, agent David Bauman said.
He played in 78 games last season, averaging 14.3 points and 9.8 rebounds.
First-round draft pick Javale McGee signed a two-year, $2.4 million deal with the Washington Wizards.
McGee, a 7-foot center who left UNR after his sophomore season, was the 18th overall pick in last month’s draft.
The Sacramento Kings re-signed point guard Beno Udrih to a five-year contract.
Udrih joined the Kings on Nov. 1. He averaged 14.4 points and 5.0 assists in 51 starts for Sacramento despite missing 10 games with a back injury.
Swingman James Jones signed a five-year contract with the Miami Heat, one that will pay him $4 million next season and could be worth more than $23 million over the life of the deal.
A judge in New York delayed the sentencing of disgraced former referee Tim Donaghy to have more time to decide how much restitution he and two co-conspirators should pay the NBA for their roles in a betting scandal.
U.S. District Judge Carol Amon moved the sentencing, originally scheduled for Monday, to July 29.
Donaghy, 41, faces up to 33 months in prison.
WNBA stars Tamika Catchings, DeLisha Milton-Jones and Kara Lawson earned the final three spots on the U.S. women’s basketball team going to the Beijing Olympics, a person familiar with the choices told The Associated Press.
Rodriguez, West Virginia agree to settle lawsuit
Former West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez and the University of Michigan have agreed to pay a $4 million buyout and settle a lawsuit that West Virginia filed after he broke his contract in December.
Rodriguez will pay $1.5 million in three annual payments beginning January 2010. The Wolverines athletic department, his new employer, will pay $2.5 million by the end of July and cover Rodriguez’s legal fees, the University of Michigan said in a statement.
Also: Quarterback Trent Dilfer, who played the last of his 13 NFL seasons with the San Francisco 49ers last year, said he’ll make a formal announcement in the coming days that he is retiring from football. The 36-year-old said a recent injury to his Achilles helped make up his mind.
New England Patriots running back Kevin Faulk pleaded no contest in Lafayette, La., to misdemeanor marijuana charges and received a year of probation.
Faulk was issued a misdemeanor summons for simple possession of marijuana at a Li’l Wayne concert at the Cajundome in February.
Former UNLV running back Dominique Dorsey was named the Canadian Football League Special Teams Player of the Week.
Dorsey returned three kickoffs for 82 yards, four punts for 68 yards and a missed field goal for 63 yards.
Germany’s Schumacher still leads Tour de France
Mark Cavendish of Britain won a sprint to take the longest stage of the Tour de France, and Stefan Schumacher of Germany retained the overall lead.
Cavendish beat Oscar Freire of Spain and veteran sprinter Erik Zabel of Germany on the line in the fifth stage, completing the flat, 144-mile run from Cholet to Chateauroux in 5 hours, 27 minutes, 52 seconds.
Schumacher held on to his 12-second overall lead.
Also: Working to resolve his financial problems, former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield reached agreement in Atlanta in a child-support case and avoided a court hearing that could have led to a call for jail time.
Randy Kessler, attorney for the mother of Holyfield’s 10-year-old son, said the boxer paid $9,000 in back child support and agreed to meet his other financial obligations within a month, including private school payments, health insurance and a college trust fund.
The Washington Capitals agreed to terms with Sergei Fedorov for a one-year, $4 million contract and gave forward Brooks Laich a three-year, $6.1 million deal.
The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed coach Ken Hitchcock to a three-year contact extension, locking him in through the 2011-12 season.
The New York Islanders signed alternate captain Brendan Witt to a two-year contract extension worth $6 million through the 2010-11 season.