Rockets and Anthony part ways...Lakers’ Rondo has surgery...Yelich and Betts are MVPs
HOUSTON (AP) — Carmelo Anthony is done in Houston. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey says the team is “parting ways” with Anthony and “working toward a resolution.” Anthony played just 10 games for the Rockets after signing a one-year, $2.4 million deal during the offseason.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Lakers will be without Rajon Rondo (RAH’-zhahn RAHN’-doh) for four to five weeks. The veteran point guard had surgery on his broken right hand, a day after he was hurt in the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ win over Portland Wednesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two 26-year-old outfielders have been voted the most valuable players of their leagues. Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) took the honors in the National League after hitting .326 with 36 home runs and 110 RBIs for the NL Central champions. He received 29 of 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Boston’s Mookie Betts was the runaway winner of the American League MVP, picking up 28 of 30 first-place votes. He hit a major league-leading .346 with 32 homers, 80 RBIs and 30 stolen bases as the leadoff hitter for the World Series champs.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks came out on top in a matchup of desperate NFL teams last night. Russell Wilson hit Ed Dickson for a 15-yard touchdown with 5:08 to send the Seahawks past the visiting Green Bay Packers, 27-24. Wilson threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns while helping Seattle overcome a 14-3 deficit. The Seahawks are 5-5 after ending a two-game skid. The Packers are 4-5-1.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis basketball player Karim Sameh Azab has died, seven months after announcing he had leukemia. He was 22. Azab played 15 games for Memphis last season as a reserve. The 6-foot-10 forward had a total of 15 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and two blocks.