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December 22, 2014 Updates

Former NBA player Carl Herrera is out of intensive care and improving following a weekend shooting, the club he coaches said Monday. The Gigantes de Guayana team said in a series of Twitter posts that Herrera is no longer in critical condition "and is improving day by day." The team said doctors decided he will not need surgery. USA Today Sports

Herrera was shot Saturday during an apparent robbery attempt at a restaurant on Margarita Island off Venezuela's Caribbean coast. The country's Interior Relations Minister Carmen Melendez said security forces are on the trail of the attackers. USA Today Sports

December 21, 2014 Updates
December 20, 2014 Updates

Milwaukee Bucks star O.J. Mayo has a $19k problem on his hands ... because a charter airline company says he didn't pony up the cash to fly -- and put the crew in danger by using "illegal narcotics" ... TMZ Sports has learned. According to a lawsuit filed today by Quantum Jets ... Mayo booked a flight from Houston to L.A. on July 16th, but couldn't pay for the entire flight. The airline agreed he could give them a down payment, and pay the rest the next day. TMZ.com

December 19, 2014 Updates

Boston Celtics assistant coach Walter McCarty has agreed to pay more than $20,000 to a contractor for the purchase and installation of kitchen cabinets, and in exchange a larceny charge will be dismissed. The MetroWest Daily News reports that under a deal reached in court Thursday, the 40-year-old McCarty has until Dec. 31 to pay the money. ESPN.com

A security guard at Proviso East High School was suspended with pay pending an investigation into an altercation with a student. Cell phone video shows Nikerrah Walker being choked by the guard last Friday. Walker, 16, is currently on home suspension. ABC7 Chicago

Walker said people are upset she went public with the video recorded on a cell phone because Boyce, a former NBA player, coaches the Proviso East boys' varsity basketball team. "It makes me feel upset because if that was your sister going through something like that, you wouldn't want a man choking your sister," Walker said. "I don't care who it is or how well he is liked. When you are wrong, you are wrong," Thelma Walker, victim's mother, said. ABC7 Chicago

December 18, 2014 Updates

Former Phoenix Suns forward Richard Dumas has pleaded guilty to two counts of theft after being accused of stealing merchandise from an exchange store. Maricopa County prosecutors say 45-year-old Dumas entered his plea Thursday. He's scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 20. Contra Costa Times

December 13, 2014 Updates

A Carson City woman has been ordered to prison in a basketball ticket scheme that authorities say targeted professional athletes and sports agents. The Nevada Attorney General's office said 39-year-old Megan Klein was sentenced to 2 ½ to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $20,000 in restitution after pleading guilty to identity theft. Las Vegas Sun

December 12, 2014 Updates
December 11, 2014 Updates

Maricopa County prosecutors say 45-year-old Dumas entered his plea Thursday. He's scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 20. Authorities say Dumas stole about $800 worth of merchandise from the Luke Air Force Base's exchange store while working with a janitorial service in 2012. ESPN.com

December 8, 2014 Updates

Prosecutors in Las Vegas might be swayed by findings of a defense investigation into a man's claim that Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin attacked him in a Las Vegas Strip nightclub eight weeks ago, a lawyer suggested Monday. Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Pro Tem William Jansen gave defense attorney Richard Schonfeld until Jan. 12 to talk with the district attorney about the claim by Daniel Schuman of the Los Angeles area. Schuman alleges Griffin grabbed him, took his cellphone and slapped him after he took a photo of Griffin and Clippers teammates early Oct. 19 at Tao nightclub at the Venetian resort. Boston Herald

December 4, 2014 Updates

Richard Schonfeld, the defense attorney representing Blake Griffin in the Clippers star’s battery case, said Thursday his firm was concluding an independent investigation that it would submit to the Clark County district attorney’s office. Schonfeld would not elaborate on what that investigation had uncovered. Griffin faces one count of misdemeanor battery in connection with an incident in October at a Las Vegas nightclub. The case alleges that Griffin squeezed the hand and shoulder and/or slapped Daniel Schuman in the face during an altercation involving the use of a camera at Tao nightclub inside the Venetian resort. Los Angeles Times

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