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Short Sport, December 27, 2012

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 27 December, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 28 December, 2012, 2:07am
 

Former MLB star Jones held on battery charge

Former Major League Baseball star centrefielder Andruw Jones was free on bond after being arrested in suburban Atlanta early on Tuesday on a battery charge, according to jail records. Police responded at around 1.30am to a call over a domestic dispute between Jones and his wife in Duluth. Gwinnett County Detention Centre records say Jones was booked into the jail at around 3.45am and released on a US$2,400 bond by 11am. Once one of the premier players in the big leagues, Jones broke into the majors with the Atlanta Braves in 1996 and won 10 consecutive Gold Gloves from 1998-07 as their centrefielder. He has 434 career home runs over the span of 17 seasons in the majors. This month, he signed a US$3.5 million, one-year contract with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, who play in Japan's Pacific League. AP

 

Harden and Lin build launch pad for Rockets

James Harden scored 26 points and Jeremy Lin added 20 points and 11 assists to spark the Houston Rockets to a 120-97 NBA victory over the Chicago Bulls. The Rockets improved to 15-12, sixth in the Western Conference, with their fourth victory in a row, a streak that began in New York when Lin returned to beat his former Knicks teammates at Madison Square Garden this month. AFP

 

Cavs sign Livingston after Wizards waiver

The Cavaliers claimed guard Shaun Livingston on waivers from Washington. To make room on their roster, the Cavs waived guard Donald Sloan, who appeared in 20 games for Cleveland this season. Livingston made four starts for the Wizards this season. He was waived on Sunday by Washington and the Cavs had until 5pm on Tuesday to claim him. He averaged 3.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 17 games. AP

 

Rangers ex-owner Corbett dies aged 75

Brad Corbett, who owned the Texas Rangers from 1974 to 1980 and was not afraid to regularly switch out managers, died on Christmas Eve. He was 75. Corbett's daughter, Pamela Corbett Murrin, said her father died peacefully in his sleep on Monday. She said he had not been suffering from any illnesses recently. "The Texas Rangers are saddened to hear of the death of Brad Corbett," the team said in a statement. "His tenure as owner was marked by a passion and drive to bring a winning team to the fans of north Texas." At Corbett's helm, the team had six managers in six years - four in the 1977 season alone. An article on the Rangers' website said the team had their first four winning seasons under Corbett and finished second in the AL West three times. AP

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