'Chronicle' seeking Masters memories
Are you an original member of Arnie's Army? Have a great story about a golfer or Augusta National Golf Club? With the 75th Masters Tournament taking place April 7-10, The Augusta Chronicle wants to hear your special memories. E-mail your thoughts with contact information to Chris Gay at email@example.com.
Rivalry game moved to 4 p.m. start time
The South Carolina men's basketball team will take on Clemson at 4 p.m. Dec. 5 after swapping time slots with the women's team.
The Lady Gamecocks will now face Savannah State at 1 p.m.
Magic coach upset with Jackson's take
How's this for a twist in the Sunshine State rivalry: Orlando's Stan Van Gundy is coming to the defense of Miami coach Erik Spoelstra.
A day after Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson said Spoelstra's job could be in jeopardy if Miami doesn't start winning soon, Van Gundy called those comments "inappropriate" and "ignorant."
Jackson told a Chicago radio station Tuesday that Miami's struggles could lead to Heat president Pat Riley taking over on the sideline, saying it "could be the Van Gundy thing all over again."
Van Gundy resigned as Heat coach 21 games into the 2005-06 season, citing personal and family reasons. Riley took over, leading the Heat to their first title.
- Orlando shooting guard Vince Carter was inactive against Miami on Wednesday after he sprained his left knee.
- Boston point guard Rajon Rondo was out against New Jersey with a strained left hamstring.
- Milwaukee center Andrew Bogut missed Wednesday's game against Cleveland because of back spasms that have been bothering him for several days.
- Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand was suspended without pay for one game for committing a flagrant foul against Washington Wizards center JaVale McGee on Tuesday night. Brand missed the Sixers' game against the Raptors on Wednesday.
- Oklahoma City is sending first-round draft choice Cole Aldrich , a former Kansas star, to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League.
Nadal posts victory; Roddick falls again
In London, Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 at the ATP World Tour Finals.
Nadal raised his record to 2-0 at the round-robin tournament for the world's top eight players. Djokovic was bothered by a problem with his contact lenses during the match.
Nadal will next face Tomas Berdych, who defeated Andy Roddick 7-5, 6-3 in the early Group A match. Roddick dropped to 0-2 at the season-ending event in a racket-busting defeat in which he was angered by flashing lights behind the baseline.
Roddick's outburst came in the second set. The neon advertising lights on the front of the boxes where the line judges stand began flickering, red and then back to their usual light blue.
After he was broken for the second time -- putting Berdych up 3-2 -- Roddick snapped. Or, actually, the rim of his racket snapped.