BY Staff and Wire reports
Thursday, November 22, 2012
11/22/12 at 3:39 AM
Former OSU star signs with NBADL team: The San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday signed Rio Grande Valley guard James Anderson from the NBA Development League.
Anderson (6-foot-6, 215 pounds) was selected by San Antonio with the 20th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft out of Oklahoma State. He played 77 games with the Spurs between 2010-12, averaging 3.7 points and 1.3 rebounds in 11.5 minutes.
TU to close regular season with Friday matches: Tulsa will host Northwestern State and North Dakota State on Friday in its final tune-ups before the NCAA Tournament. The Golden Hurricane will face Northwestern State at 10:30 a.m. before taking on North Dakota State at 7 p.m. Northwestern State and NDSU will face each other at 2:30 p.m.
Tulsa (25-9, 14-2 Conference USA) will learn its first-round match-up in the NCAA Tournament during the selection show at 3 p.m. Sunday on ESPNU.
Boxer 'Macho' Camacho critical in Puerto Rico: The family of Hector "Macho" Camacho tried to decide Wednesday whether he should be removed from life support after a shooting in his Puerto Rican hometown left the former boxing champion clinging to life and his fans mourning the loss of a dynamic and often troubled athlete.
Doctors at the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan found that Camacho had irregular and intermittent brain activity late Wednesday, said Dr. Ernesto Torres, the center's director.
"We can't declare him brain dead," he said. "We're going to ask the people of Puerto Rico to keep praying."
Torres said doctors will conduct additional tests early Thursday but warned the prognosis remains dire.
"The changes have been more negative than positive," he said, adding that Camacho does not have enough blood coursing through his brain.
Judge blocks sale of some Holyfield memorabilia: A federal judge in Los Angeles on Wednesday temporarily blocked the sale of a dozen items from Evander Holyfield's boxing career during an upcoming auction of hundreds of personal items and memorabilia amassed by the former heavyweight champion.
The restricted items include Holyfield's robes from his first fight with Mike Tyson and his Olympic bronze medal. Holyfield had sought to limit the sale of 20 items during an auction on Nov. 30 that is being organized by Julien's Auctions and will still feature several robes and other gear Holyfield wore during his fighting career.
Holyfield faces irreparable harm if the items are sold, U.S. District Court Judge Christina A. Snyder ruled, but the former boxer may have to post a bond to keep the items from being sold as he continues to argue his case that the items should be returned.