National Sports

Lakers’ Bryant undergoes season-ending shoulder surgery

Posted On January 28, 2015

El Segundo, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant had successful surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder. The procedure, performed by Drs. Neal ElAttrache and Steve Lombardo on Wednesday morning, lasted two hours. "I expect Kobe to make a full recovery and if all goes as expected, he…

Two ex-Vandy football players convicted of rape

Posted On January 28, 2015

Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - A jury has found two former Vanderbilt football players guilty on all counts for their participation in an on-campus rape during June of 2013. Cory Batey and Brandon Vandenburg were each convicted on four charges of aggravated rape, one of attempted aggravated rape and two for aggravated sexual battery. Vandenburg…

Marlins finalize deal with Ichiro

Posted On January 28, 2015

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Marlins officially announced the signing of 10-time All-Star Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year contract on Tuesday. The Miami Herald reported last week that Suzuki, currently 156 hits shy of 3,000 in the major leagues, had agreed to a $2 million deal with the Marlins to presumably serve as a…

Wiggins, Carter-Williams highlight Rising Stars rosters

Posted On January 28, 2015

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Reigning NBA Rookie the Year Michael Carter-Williams and Andrew Wiggins, the current favorite to win the award this season, highlight the selections for the 2015 Rising Stars Challenge. In a new format, 20 players will take part in the game as members of either the U.S. Team or World Team.…

Hornets’ Walker has surgery, out 6 weeks

Posted On January 28, 2015

Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Charlotte Hornets announced Wednesday that Kemba Walker underwent successful surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. Walker is expected to be sidelined a minimum of six weeks. The fourth-year point guard is the Hornets' leading scorer this season, averaging 18.8 points in 42 games. He also…