Cumberland Times-News

July 11, 2013

Sports Roundup - 07/12/2013

Cumberland Times-News

Rec All-Star

Game Sunday

at Memorial Field

CRESAPTOWN — The Rec League All-Star Game has been rescheduled for Sunday at Memorial Field.

Batting practice starts at 5 p.m. The home run derby will be at 6 p.m. and the game is at 7 p.m.

Lakers waive Metta World Peace

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — It’s Peace out for the Los Angeles Lakers.

They waived Metta World Peace on Thursday under the NBA’s amnesty provision, which will save the team about $15 million in luxury tax. He was set to earn $7.7 million next season, which the Lakers still must pay.

He averaged 12.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in 75 games last season, having joined the Lakers in 2009. The 33-year-old tore knee cartilage in March and clearly wasn’t the same player afterward. He didn’t play in the last game of San Antonio’s four-game sweep of the Lakers in the first round.

The former Ron Artest legally changed his name during his tenure with the team. One of the highlights of his time with the Lakers was his clutch play in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals, which helped them beat Boston for the franchise’s 16th championship.