It took a total team effort for Cleveland to edge Utah 102-96 in overtime Saturday night. But come Tuesday night the Cavs will have to go even deeper when they host the Sonics.
Cavs center Zydrunas Ilgauskas will serve his one-game suspension, stemming from a 3rd quarter scuffle with Utah's Greg Ostertag on Saturday. And Coach Paul Silas also says rookie point guard LeBron James will most likely not play, as he is still nursing a sprained ankle that he sustained in the final seconds...
ZHS alum Kevin Martin exploded for 36 points on 12 of 27 shooting, and his Catamounts shot just 37 percent from the field in a 76-62 loss to Davidson. Western Carolina drops to 8-6 overall and 2-2 in the SoCon. Martin, who scored also scored 42 points in the Catamounts' previous game versus Elon, is one the nation's top scorers averaging close to 27 points per game.
Zanesville native and former Colorado Rockie Jay Payton, signs a multi-year contract with the San Diego Padres Tuesday afternoon. According to the San Diego Union Tribune Payton is expected to make a reported 1.5 million this season, the 3.5 million in 2005. The Padres will have a club option for a fourth year worth four-million dollars.
Cleveland signs pitcher David Riske to a one-year contract Monday. Riske became the Tribe's closer at the end of last season, but should start the year as a set-up man with closer Bob Wickman returning from injury.
Cincinnati signs pinch hitter John Vander Wal to a one-year, $700,000 deal. Vander Wal led the majors in grand slams last year with three.
Kevin Martin, held to a season-low 10 points in the Catamounts' previous game, scored 42 in WCU's 81-72 win against Elon Saturday.
Martin no longer leads the nation in scoring following his 2-of-11 outing against the College of Charleston. The Zanesville native now trails Keydren Clark (St. Peter's) and Bryant Matthews (Virginia Tech) on the nation's points per game list.
But Martin rebounded nicely against the Phoenix (4-10, 1-2). The 6-7...