Ohio State coach Jim O'Brien announced Tuesday that Matt Sylvester will miss 4-6 weeks with a foot injury. The sophomore forward hurt his foot Saturday at Iowa. Sylvester averages ten minutes and three points-per-game this year for the Buckeyes. OSU expects Sylvester to make a full recovery.
LeBron James returned from an ankle injury, but a foot injury helped the Cavs win.
Cleveland beat the Magic 99-98 Monday night in James' first game back from a sprained ankle. The rookie scored 16 points while Carlos Boozer (Eastern Conference player of the week) added 23 with 16 rebounds.
Orlando's Tracy McGrady tied an NBA record with eight 3-pointers in the first half, but the guard only played five minutes in the second half with a toe injury.
Ohio State gets its leading scorer back at just the right time.
The Buckeyes welcomed back Tony Stockman to practice Monday. Ohio State coach Jim O'Brien left the point guard in Columbus this past weekend when OSU traveled to Iowa. O'Brien citied Stockman's "uninspired play" in practice as the reason. But the OSU head coach said he spoke to Stockman and has every reason to believe the Clemson transfer will play in Ohio State's next game.
Zanesville, which shot only 32 percent, still put three players into double figures. Allison Lawyer (WHIZ Subway Player of the Week) scored a team-high 12 points. Ashley Vaurek led the Lady Reds (3-12) with 23 points on 5-of-10 3-pointers. ...
The Cleveland franchise continues to evolve in the LeBron James era. First, Ricky Davis... and now, the Cavs trade Darius Miles to Portland for point guard Jeff McInnis and forward Ruben Boumtje Boumtje. Miles had skipped practice a few days earlier, supposedly unhappy with his lack of playing time. Like James, Miles came to the NBA straight out of high school, but with the Clippers. He was traded to Cleveland for point guard Andre Miller. Less than two years later, Miles is out of...