Posted October 16, 2013 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Mark Cuban
TEAMS: Dallas Mavericks
Jurors said the government failed to prove five key elements of its insider-trading lawsuit against billionaire Mark Cuban. They agreed with the government only on two minor, technical points. The verdict Wednesday in U.S. district court in Dallas marked an overwhelming defeat for the Securities and Exchange Commission, which sued Cuban in 2008. The SEC said Cuban avoided $750,000 in losses by selling his stock in a search engine company called based on confidential information about a stock deal that had not been publicly announced. The deal lowered the value of outstanding shares, including Cuban's. The jury was asked to decide whether the SEC proved its case on seven points. A no-proof finding on any of them meant defeat for the SEC. The claims: - That Cuban got confidential information about the stock deal. Jury: NO PROOF. - Cuban agreed to keep the information confidential and not trade on it. Jury: NO PROOF. - Cuban traded on the information when he sold his...

Mark Cuban Cleared of Insider Trading

A federal jury in Dallas ruled on Wednesday that Mark Cuban did not commit insider trading when he dumped his stake in an Internet company clearing the billionaire entrepreneur of wrongdoing and dealing a blow to the federal agency that Mr. Cuban battled tooth and nail for five years. The agency the Securities and Exchange Commission was hoping to build on the momentum it gained...

Mavericks Guard Devin Harris Married Playboy Cybergirl Meghan Allen (16 SFW Pics)

Congratulations to Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris who married Meghan Allen over the summer. Meghan appeared on Couples Fear factor in 2004 and she was a Playboy Cybergirl in 2008 (You can see more on Playboy’s website). Let’s see what Devin has gotten himself into shall we.

Calderon set for Mavs debut this weekend

DALLAS The Dallas Mavericks believe they have the makings of a premier "two-man game'' with newcomer Monta Ellis joining Dirk Nowitzki. But they need a "third man'' to run the show and at Tuesday's practice they got one of their first long looks at the man for the job. "I did everything with the team and I feel good," said point guard Jose...

The Assist: Mavs Devin Harris marries former Playboy cyber girl Meghan Allen

Congratulations to Dallas Mavericks guard Devin Harris and his new wife, Meghan Allen. The two married over the summer. Meghan is a former 2008 Playboy Cybergirl. Meghan and Devin met while she was a bartender in Dallas. You can check out this interview with Meghan for Playboy from 2008 discussing her bedroom pet peeves with guys who talk during sex.  

Jury exonerates Mavs owner Cuban

Mark Cuban won a years-long fight with the federal government Wednesday when jurors said that the billionaire basketball owner did not commit insider-trading when he sold his shares in an Internet company in 2004.

Mavericks’ Calderon close to returning

The Dallas Mavericks signed Jose Calderon in the off season to a $29 million contract over four years, but a hamstring injury very early in training camp delayed any opportunity for him to get used to playing with his new teammates.  But the good news is that Calderon had his first extended workout on Tuesday since the injury on October 2. As reported by Dwain Price at star-telegram...

Mavericks's DeJuan Blair says Spurs 'didn’t give me anything,' hungry for revenge against old team

To say there is no love lost for new Mavericks’ big man DeJuan Blair toward his former employer the San Antonio Spurs would be an understatement. As the saying goes in messy business deals one side got the gold mine and Blair felt like he got the shaft. Blair who measures 6-7 only on his best days is a supremely motivated player this season. Shunned by the Spurs last season he...

Ellis, Marion lead Mavericks by Pacers 92-85

Wednesday was a perfect example of what Monta Ellis can do when he cranks it up a notch or two. Ellis was in such a pleasant groove against the Indiana Pacers that he almost registered a double-double — in the first half. The shooting guard finished with 13 points nine assists and three steals in 24 minutes as the Dallas Mavericks squared their preseason record at 2-2 with a 92...

Mavericks top Pacers 92-85 in preseason

Shawn Marion had 18 points and 11 rebounds to help the Dallas Mavericks beat the Indiana Pacers 92-85 in a preseason game on Wednesday night. Monta Ellis added 13 points and nine assists for the Mavericks, who nearly squandered a 23-point second-half lead. Indiana forward Danny Granger left the game with 4:05 left in the first quarter with a strained left calf and did not return...

DeJuan Blair says Spurs had Finals won, not him

If you thought the end of DeJuan Blair being in a San Antonio Spurs uniform meant that the drama between the player and organization was over, you should really think again. In an offseason full of spiteful comments against the Spurs after signing with the Dallas Mavericks, Blair has continued his jabs against the team that drafted him despite knee issues. It was just last...

Cuban says Heat as 'bad guys' is good for NBA

Villains is how Mark Cuban thinks fans still view the two-time champion Miami Heat and that’s great for the NBA he says. The owner of the Dallas Mavericks on Friday compared the LeBron James-led Heat to the Oakland Raiders in their glory days — saying fans either love ‘em or hate ‘em and that polarization makes for a far more intriguing league for fans and heightens the...

Dirk-Monta duo already dangerous

There usually isn’t much that’s pretty about a preseason loss to a team that’s likely destined for another high lottery pick. However it isn’t hard to find the silver lining from the Dallas Mavericks’ 102-94 defeat by the Orlando Magic on Monday night. We got a glimpse of just how good the two-man game with Dirk Nowitzki and new sidekick Monta Ellis can be during the...

Mavericks top Pacers in preseason

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Shawn Marion had 18 points and 11 rebounds to help the Dallas Mavericks beat the Indiana Pacers 92-85 in a preseason game on Wednesday night. Monta Ellis added 13 points and nine assists for the Mavericks, who nearly squandered a 23-point second-half lead. Indiana forward Danny Granger left the game with 4:05 left in the first quarter with a strained left calf...

Buzz: Pera issues challenge to MJ

It was one thing when Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera challenged one of his own players to a game of 1-on-1 for charity, but now I'm beginning to think Pera's ego has gotten the best of him. Because now he's calling out Michael Jordan -- and betting a cool $1 million that he can win. The challenge came about Monday night, when Pera, who bought the team in 2012,...
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