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Mavs’ Cuban fined $25K for comment on Twitter

DALLAS – The NBA slapped Mavericks owner Mark Cuban with a $25,000 fine Sunday for publicly criticizing the officials after Denver’s 103-101 win over Dallas.

Cuban used the Twitter online social network to complain after Friday night’s game that Denver’s J.R. Smith was not called for coming off the bench to taunt Antoine Wright after he missed a shot near the Nuggets bench.

Cuban said in another posting Sunday that he “can’t say no one makes money from twitter now. the nba does.”

In an earlier meeting of the two teams, the Mavericks owner was fined $25,000 after becoming upset about a foul that wasn’t called on Smith. Cuban offered to donate the money to whatever charity Smith chose, then suggested he’d give it to the fund for a gruesomely injured hockey player.

Hornets’ Posey out

NEW ORLEANS – Hornets forward James Posey will miss at least the next three games with a sprained left elbow.

The injury occurred during Friday night’s game in New York. Posey will be re-evaluated on Saturday once the Hornets return from a three-game road trip that begins Tuesday at Sacramento. He will travel with the team on the trip.

Posey was hit on his elbow during the Knicks game and it swelled. He underwent an MRI exam on Saturday.

Bobcats looking for boost

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte Bobcats have hired an NFL executive to try to boost ticket sales.

The Bobcats said Monday that former Buffalo Bills vice president Pete Guelli will take over the sales and marketing job that had gone unfilled since Greg Economou left before the season.

The team has made numerous changes in the front office since Bob Johnson paid $300 million for the expansion franchise, which began play in 2004.

The team ranks 27th out of 30 NBA teams in attendance this season.

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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