Feb 2 Sports news in brief from around the
world on Monday:
Basketball - Former NBA guard Bonzi Wells, the best known
player in the Chinese Basketball Association, has agreed to
terminate his contract with Shanxi Zhongyu after delaying his
return from the United States after the Chinese New Year break.
"As the games will restart soon, we can't wait for him,"
the club said in a statement on its official website
(www.sxcba.com). "After friendly negotiation, both sides agreed
to stop the contract."
The club has signed Tim Pickett, a 2004 draft pick for the
New Orleans Hornets, to replace the former Portland, Memphis,
Sacramento, Houston and New Orleans player, Beijing News
Athletics - Athens Olympic bronze medal winning walker Jane
Saville has retired from the sport, Athletics Australia said on
Saville, 34, also won three Commonwealth Games gold medals
though will be best remembered as being disqualified just 300
metres from the finish line while leading the 20km walk at the
2000 Sydney Olympics.
(Editing by Nick Mulvenney and Peter Rutherford)