Briefs: Knicks’ Houston retires from NBA

first_img Jason Collier’s family asked that results of his autopsy be kept private until after Wednesday’s funeral. Collier, the Atlanta Hawks’ 28-year-old center, died early Saturday after he had trouble breathing in his north Georgia home. LeBron James was back at practice, less than one week after the Cleveland Cavaliers star was hospitalized with pleurisy. New York Knicks guard Allan Houston retired Monday, unable to recover from knee injuries that kept him out much of the last two seasons. A two-time All-Star and member of the 2000 Olympic team, Houston was one of the NBA’s best outside shooters before he was slowed by chronic knee soreness. He was limited to only 70 games over the last two seasons. Ottawa Senators star wing Martin Havlat was suspended five games by the NHL for kicking Boston defenseman Hall Gill. Philadelphia Flyers right wing Turner Stevenson will have surgery on his right hip and is expected to be sidelined two to three months. TENNIS: Andy Roddick clinched a berth in the Tennis Masters Cup. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Marat Safin already are in the $4.45 million season-ending tournament, Nov. 7-13 at Shanghai, China. Instant replay is closer to coming to tennis. Exactly when and how isn’t clear. The International Tennis Federation approved the latest version of Hawk-Eye Officiating after testing last week, and the ATP and WTA tours are looking into which tournaments might use electronic line-calling and the specifics of what the rules will be. OLYMPICS: A show planned to celebrate the 100-day countdown to the Turin Olympics was canceled because of a budget shortfall. Turin organizers are considering sweeping cutbacks because of a budget shortfall that could reach $63.7 million. BOXING: Former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe filed for bankruptcy protection while he tries to revive his career, listing more than $4.1 million in claims against him. GYMNASTICS: 2000 Olympic silver medalist Jason Gatson is among the six men chosen to represent the U.S. at the World Gymnastics Championships next month in Melbourne, Australia. Also making the team were national champion Todd Thornton, Sean Golden, Justin Spring, Kevin Tan and Yewki Tomita. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Boston Celtics guard Marcus Banks has a stress fracture in his left leg. He will be evaluated again in six weeks. The NBA announced in a memo to teams that a minimum dress code will go into effect at the start of the regular season on Nov. 1, cracking down on players who dress inappropriately whenever they participate in team or league activities, including arriving at games, leaving games, conducting interviews and making promotional or other appearances. Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has been chosen to receive the John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching award. Boeheim will be honored April 8 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. UCLA freshman swingman Alfred Aboya had left knee arthroscopic surgery that will keep him out of practice for at least a month. HOCKEY: Detroit Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman didn’t skate Monday and will not skate today after pulling a groin muscle over the weekend. last_img