Lakers guard Kobe Bryant will not be present at the team's meeting with free agent Carmelo Anthony because the time of the meeting was moved and Bryant is still en route to California from his vacation in Europe, sources told ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne.
Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff said he has received permission from commissioner Bud Selig to move the team immediately unless a new stadium deal is agreed upon, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Thursday.
Seven retired players who played a total of 66 seasons in the NFL attacked the proposed settlement of concussion litigation on Wednesday, asserting that the deal "comes nowhere near being fair, adequate and reasonable."
An Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, has died. Louis Zamperini was 97.