By Compiled from Times wires
Published August 9, 2003
Gilbert Arenas officially joined the Wizards after the deadline passed for the Warriors to match his offer sheet.
The Wizards signed Arenas to a six-year, $65-million deal on July 22. The Warriors had 15 days to match the offer because Arenas was a restricted free agent, but they couldn't because of salary cap constraints.
Arenas has pleaded innocent to misdemeanor charges of carrying a concealed weapon and driving without a license. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Sept. 9, and a jury trial is planned for Oct. 14.
Arenas, who played last season with Golden State, was stopped by San Francisco police on June 4. He allegedly did not have his license with him and was carrying a handgun.
SANTA ANA, Calif. - A jury in a civil trial issued divided decisions in rejecting a woman's claim that former star Dennis Rodman sexually assaulted her.
The panel voted 10-2 that Rodman did not sexually batter or inflict emotional distress on Jo Len Ann McGowen. It also held 9-3 that McGowen was not assaulted. The jury voted unanimously to reject McGowen's claims of false imprisonment and battery.
McGowen's attorney, Marcus Mancini, said he would appeal the verdict. He claimed evidence was allowed into the trial that had been excluded by the judge.
Rodman, 42, has been sued at least twice in the past for allegedly assaulting women.
HEAT: Forward John Wallace and center Loren Woods signed free-agent deals. No terms were released.
MAVERICKS: An Army specialist injured in Iraq received a $30,000 grant Friday from the Fallen Patriot Fund, established by owner Mark Cuban to help cover costs of living expenses for families of soldiers killed or seriously injured in the war.
PACERS: Ron Rothstein, a former head coach in the NBA and WNBA, was hired as an assistant coach.
SIXERS: Guard Willie Green and forward Kyle Korver, who were acquired in trades during the draft, signed.
Allen Iverson became a father for the third time when his wife, Tawanna, gave birth to a boy. Isaiah Rahsaan Iverson weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Iverson has two other children, Tiaura and Allen II (Deuce).
HOUSTON 66, DETROIT 56: Michelle Snow matched a career high with 19 points, and Sheryl Swoopes added 15 points and eight rebounds for the visiting Comets. Houston won its fourth straight.
SEATTLE 68, MINNESOTA 65: Lauren Jackson had 16 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks in her sixth straight double double for the host Storm.
LOS ANGELES 67, PHOENIX 64: Mwadi Mabika hit a 3-pointer as time expired, snapping the visiting Sparks' four-game losing streak.