The Utah Jazz finally ended their unhappy relationship with veteran Raja Bell by releasing Bell on Sunday.
Bell has not been part of the Jazz team at all this season.
He had expressed his displeasure with his role and head coach Tyrone Corbin in the past, so the Jazz tried to buy out his contract or trade him while continuing to pay him.
The sides could never reach an agreement on a buyout, so he was waived. As a result, Bell will receive the full amount of his contract and is eligible to sign with another team once he clears waivers.
If he does sign with another team, he would not be able to play in the playoffs this season.
Bell, 36, averaged 6.4 points for the Jazz last season, when he played in 34 games, including 33 starts.
-- It may be Derrick Rose's hamstring, not his surgically repaired knee, that is preventing him from returning to action for the Chicago Bulls.
Rose told ESPN's Doris Burke before Sunday's game that his hamstrings are "on fire" after recent workouts. He said he won't play in a game until the hamstring issue is no longer a problem.
--Expected starting quarterback Max Wittek and wide receiver Marqise Lee suffered knee injuries during Southern California's first live tackling practice of the spring and will require additional testing.
The extent of the injuries wasn't immediately known, but Lee remained on the sideline to watch practice.
--Montreal Canadiens wing Brandon Prust will be sidelined about 10 days after sustaining a mild shoulder separation in Saturday's 4-3 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
He has four goals and five assists this season.
---Legendary Boston University hockey coach Jack Parker will announce his retirement Monday, ESPN reported.
Parker has coached the Terriers for 40 seasons, winning three national championship. He will turn 68 on Monday.