Tuesday Sports Minute: Lakers Coach Hired, Trump Attempting To Buy NFL Team

By Jim McCoy Tue 29th July Sports
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Star power was on hand as Byron Scott was introduced as the new Lakers coach today. Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Jamal Wilkes showed up to offer their support for the hiring of Scott who played with them during his 11-year Lakers career. BALTIMORE (AP) - Jered Weaver goes after his fifth straight win and second in a row against Baltimore when the Angels visit the Orioles tonight. The 11-6 Weaver picked up the victory against Baltimore Wednesday when Chris Tillman started for the Orioles. Tillman is scheduled to be on the mound again for the AL East leaders. BEREA, Ohio (AP) - Josh Gordon has hired attorney Maurice Suh to represent him at his appeal hearing with the league this week, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Suh will be with Gordon in New York on Friday, said the person who spoke Tuesday to The AP on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks. The Cleveland receiver is facing an indefinite ban under the league's substance abuse policy. BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Donald Trump doesn't believe his intended bid to purchase the Buffalo Bills will be a winner. The billionaire businessman has told Fox News that he expects to be outbid for the team because he won't do something "totally stupid." The NFL team is being sold following the death last year of owner Ralph Wilson. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Carolina Hurricanes say captain Eric Staal has had surgery to repair a sports hernia and should be ready for training camp. The 29-year old suffered the injury during offseason training. Staal led the team with 40 assists and 61 points last season

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