4. OFF THE POST: A Boston Celtic nearly hurts Wayne Rooney
England star Wayne Rooney used a three-day break granted by Manchester
United coach Alex Ferguson for a New York visit and nearly got injured at
a basketball game.
Rooney and fiancee Coleen McLoughlin had courtside seats for Monday's New York Knicks game against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden.
Early in the game, the Celtics' 6-foot-8 Paul Pierce lunged for a loose
ball and banged into Rooney's right foot -- the one Rooney injured and barely rehabilitated in time for last summer's World Cup.
"It was scary," said Rooney, who was unhurt. "He rolled right over my foot."
No comments yet.
|Recent Soccer America Daily DeAndre Yedlin loaned to Sunderland Sept. 1, 1:56 p.m. |
American defender DeAndre Yedlin, who last January left the Seattle Sounders for Tottenham Hotspur, has moved ... What They're Saying: Carolina RailHawks fan Howie Perl Sept. 1, 3:43 a.m.
"You'd think if corruption at all touched the RailHawks, that they'd be really good and buying ... Reports: High-powered lawyer presses NASL demands Sept. 1, 3:21 a.m.
Sports attorney Jeffrey Kessler, who represented MLS players in the 1996 lawsuit against MLS, its owners ... MLS Power Rankings: Galaxy stays on its perch Sept. 1, 1:03 a.m.
The LA Galaxy, winner of four games in a row and eight out of its previous ... O'Neill moves on to last-place Belgian club Aug. 31, 11:27 p.m.
The deal by which Shane O'Neill left MLS for Cypriot club Apollon Limassol a month ago ... NASL: Pinho's hat trick gives him scoring lead Aug. 31, 11:07 p.m.
Brazilian striker Stefano Pinho is the hottest player in the NASL. He followed up on two ... USL: OKC's Koenig ties league scoring record Aug. 31, 9:09 p.m.
OKC Energy FC moved into first place and became the first Western Conference team to earn ... What They're Saying: Caleb Porter Aug. 31, 8:07 p.m.
"We're coaches, and we're all ambassadors for MLS and want the game to grow, and I ... Video Pick: BWP's volley leads MLS golazos Aug. 31, 7:40 p.m.
A diving header by Kevin Doyle (Colorado), sharp-shooting from Diego Fagundez (New England) and Andrew Jacobson ... Nesta joins Maldini as head coach at Miami FC Aug. 31, 2:59 p.m.
Miami is the home to retired Italian stars. It's been Paolo Maldini's second home for 15 ... >> Soccer America Daily Archives