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Today In Sports History for May 1-2 Jeff Van Gundy $100,000 - the largest amount for a coach - a day after he accuses officials of targeting center Yao Ming this postseason.2009 - Mine That Bird, ridden by Calvin Borel, stuns the field by capturing the Kentucky Derby with...
From the Sidelines: Rockets get top draft pick, Bulls second

...of the No. 1 draft pick and 7-foot-5-inch center Yao Ming. The Rockets, perhaps the ideal team for the huge center...but here's how draft day 2002 should go: 1. Rockets, Yao Ming, 7-5 center. A tall Texas tale for now. 2. Bulls...
Cavs hope luck changes in LeBron lottery

...dates multiplied by 20,000 fans per night equals big bucks. The Houston Rockets found that out with Chinese center Yao Ming, last year's top pick. The team enjoyed an increase in media coverage and their attendance rose 17 percent thanks...
Reaching for the next level mud as to who will get selected by which team. The Houston Rockets are expected to pick 7-foot-5 Chinese center Yao Ming with the first pick of the draft, then two of Boozer's Duke teammates are expected to go next -- point guard Jay...
Done deal: James signs with Cavs

...year at $5.8 million. James' contract represents a 20 percent increase on the deal the Houston Rockets gave center Yao Ming, last year's top pick. Getting James signed quickly was a priority for the Cavaliers, who will have him on their...
Expo embarrassment

...on pure shooters. Word of the stunning result spread quickly. "That was a surprise," said Houston Rockets center Yao Ming, who watched the game on TV after China lost to Argentina in Belgrade, Serbia-Montenegro. "I think they will get...
U.S. hoopsters not as shocked by second loss will go into the quarterfinals as the top team from Group B. Angola and Australia failed to advance. In Group A, Yao Ming-led China (1-3) is the only team than cannot advance. "There are five to seven teams that can win the tournament...
It's in the cards: Local man draws Boozer bounty

...trying to collect," Messerschmidt said. "I've been looking for Boozer, Dan Dickau, Jason (now Jay) Williams, Yao Ming and Mike Dunleavy. I figure these five are the most likely to succeed, from what I can see." Messerschmidt said the...
New marquee team rules NBA

...Gundy brothers now have the two most powerful centers in the league at their disposal: Jeff enters his second season with Yao Ming, and Stan takes over from Jackson as O'Neal's coach. Doc Rivers has taken over in Boston, while ex-Celtics coach...
Boozer scores 30, Utah moves to 3-0

...Nowitzki also had 13 rebounds. Rockets 104, Kings 101, OT HOUSTON - Charlie Ward made two 3-pointers in overtime, Yao Ming scored 33 points for the Rockets, who rallied late in their home opener. Tracy McGrady added 23 points in his Houston...


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