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The Associated Press and an NBA referee have reached a settlement in a lawsuit against the news agency and one of its sports writers over a Twitter message suggesting the referee intentionally made a bad call to make up for another one that went against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Referee William Spooner agreed to drop the suit, filed last March in Minneapolis, pending removal of the Jan. 24 tweet from Jon Krawczynski's Twitter account and a payment of $20,000 for Spooner's litigation costs.
The tweet was sent while Krawczynski was covering the Houston Rockets-Timberwolves game. He heard an exchange between Spooner and Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis during the second period. Sitting courtside, Krawczynski tweeted: ''Ref Bill Spooner told Rambis he'd `get it back' after a bad call. Then he made an even worse call on Rockets. That's NBA officiating folks.''
The settlement also required a mutually agreed upon statement to be released. It explains ...
BEST OF MAXIM
MINNEAPOLIS Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio has already studied Minnesota's schedule for the upcoming 66-game season. The tech-savvy rookie has even input all the games on his iPad.So yes, Rubio has noticed the compact nature of this year's lockout-shortened slate that will force Minnesota and other teams to at times play games on back-to-back-to-back days, or at least...
THAT'S A LOT OF GAMES
The Minnesota Timberwolves rookie point guard said he took one look at the compacted NBA schedule and came away stunned, saying, "I mean, three games in a row? What the hell?"
Ricky Rubio says there were times during a long and bitter NBA lockout that he worried his first pro season in the United States would be wiped out.
Now that the players and owners are on the brink of signing a new collective bargaining agreement, Rubio can't wait to get going. The Spanish point guard showed up at Target Center on Wednesday for a light workout ahead of an anticipated...
Prior to the lockout, Kevin Love was a rebounding machine. Now he’s a lean and mean rebounding machine thanks to a strict offseason training regime, that helped him shed 25 pounds before training camp starts. That’s a good thing for the built for speed Timberwolves and even better thing for the first steady stream of potential highlights we’ll witness since the post Kevin...
Ricky's finally set to play NBA ball, but there's a learning curve here in Amurrica: "Yesterday I was looking at the schedule and putting in my iPad, and I was saying 16, 17, 18," he joked with reporters today. "I mean, three games in a row? What the hell?" Also news for Rubio: It snows in Minnesota. Quite a bit. [Timberwolves.com] More »
Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio arrived at the Target Center on Wednesday to begin his Timberwolves career.
Eddy Curry has played in just 10 games since the 08-09 season, but averaged 19.5 points per game in 06-07.
Befitting a place he calls "MinneSNOWta" on Twitter and a season delayed, new Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio bypassed...
Rick Adelman is bringing plenty of familiar faces with him to the Minnesota Timberwolves coaching staff. Adelman announced on Wednesday that Terry Porter, Jack Sikma, T.R. Dunn and Bill Bayno will join him as assistants on his staff. Porter interviewed for the head coaching position in Minnesota before it was given to Adelman.
Ricky Rubio checked in at Target Center, hitting the gym in preparation for his first Timberwolves season.
After all the hype, Ricky Rubio showed up at Target Center this afternoon to begin his Wolves career.
MIAMI -- Eddy Curry is getting another chance.
The Miami Heat will sign Curry on Friday in time for training camp, sources told ESPN.com.
The Heat, who are in the market for help at the center position, have been monitoring Curry for months and considered signing him at one point last season. Curry has maintained a relationship with LeBron James for several years and has been...
Let me string you along. I’m talking really unknown… like not even David Kahn is talking about this cat right now (and he’s willing to go after old men in the draft who change their names). You could call this the end of the road, but the journey never really began. Not with the lockout [...]