Heat will keep pair of rookies
Mickell Gladness and Terrel Harris thought they were competing against each other for the last spot on the Miami Heat roster.
Instead, the former NBA Development League teammates both played their way onto the club.
The Heat announced Saturday that they waived veteran guard Eddie House, meaning the pair of rookies were on the 15-man roster.
• Memphis signed forward Dante Cunningham after the Charlotte Bobcats declined to match the Grizzlies’ offer to the restricted free agent.
Cunningham played in 22 games for the Bobcats last season, averaging 9 points and four rebounds on 50.8 percent shooting after a mid-season trade from the Portland Trail Blazers.
Ex-player admits to match-fixing
In Cremona, Italy, former Atalanta captain Cristiano Doni has reportedly admitted to fixing Serie B matches last season involving his own squad, although he says club officials weren’t involved.
Doni was among 16 people arrested across Italy on Monday in an ongoing investigation into match-fixing and illegal betting on games.
After five days of solitary confinement, Doni was permitted to meet with his lawyer Friday and was then questioned by prosecutors.
“Yes, I knew about the fix for Atalanta-Piacenza. I gave my approval and I bet,” Doni is quoted as saying by Saturday’s Gazzetta dello Sport. “I also tried to do the same thing for the match with Ascoli. But they were all personal initiatives, I’m not part of any organization. ... The club didn’t know anything.”
• In Buenos Aires, Argentina, World Cup-winning goalkeeper Nery Pumpido has been hired as coach of the Argentine club Godoy Cruz. He replaces Uruguayan coach Jorge Da Silva.
The team says Pumpido will lead the Mendoza-based club in the Clausura tournament and Copa Libertadores.
Pumpido played on the Argentine team that won the 1986 World Cup.
• In Rio de Janeiro, police say a woman was accidentally shot and wounded in her left hand while accompanying former Brazil striker Adriano in his car.
A police officer says the incident occurred early Saturday morning after Adriano, four women and his bodyguard left a night club in Rio’s Barra da Tijuca district. The officer declined to be identified because she was not authorized to speak to the media.
The officer said it was unclear exactly how the accidental shooting took place and that Adriano has not been questioned. She would not provide further details.
The UOL Internet news portal says that the wounded woman, Adriene Pinto, told police that Adriano accidentally fired his bodyguard’s gun when he was fooling around with it inside the car. No one else was hurt.
Weather cancels event in Munich
The International Ski Federation has canceled the World Cup competition scheduled for Jan. 1 in Munich because of warm weather.
FIS said Saturday the event has been called off “due to lack of snow, too warm temperatures, rain and no positive weather forecast.”
It says the event will not be made up.
Another mini parallel giant slalom city event is scheduled to take place in Moscow on Feb. 21.
The 16 top female and 16 top male athletes in the overall World Cup rankings were set to compete in the city’s Olympic Park venue.