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NBA owners complain about Isiah's deal

At least two NBA owners have complained to the league about the Knicks' new arrangement with Isiah Thomas, who became their part-time consultant Friday while also remaining at FIU, according to a source. One potential owner who might have complained is new Charlotte owner Michael Jordan, who likely is not a fan of Thomas because Larry Brown is his coach with the Bobcats. The NBA is investigating whether Thomas' contract conforms with NBA bylaws. (New York Post)Comment

Texans owner to plead Cushing's case

NFL sources told FOX 26 Sports Houston Texans owner Bob McNair will meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Monday in New York concerning linebacker Brian Cushing's suspension for the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Sources told FOX 26 McNair's goal is to get the commissioner to eliminate or lessen the league's suspension which will cost the Texans linebacker the first four games of the regular season. (Fox Houston)Comment

Chavez considering retirement

Eric Chavez is still at home with his family, contemplating his future as he tries to recover from two bulging disks in his neck. The six-time Gold Glove third baseman said in an e-mail to The Chronicle that he is considering ending his career. (San Francisco Chronicle)Comment

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