HOUSTON (AP) — Jeremy Lin loved New York, but was sold on the Houston Rockets' sales pitch.
Lin released a statement through the Rockets on Wednesday, one day after the New York Knicks decided not to match Houston's bold three-year, $25 million offer sheet. The 23-year-old undrafted point guard out of Harvard became a global sensation when he came from obscurity and turned turn the Knicks into winners in February.
Lin says he "loved this past year with the Knicks and truly appreciate the opportunity that New York gave me." He called his brief stint in New York "extraordinary" and "unforgettable."
The Rockets waived Lin in December, but Lin was impressed with the Rockets' aggressive pursuit to reacquire him.
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Del Mar racing fans had a different reason to cheer on Saturday. This time it was for Martine Bellocq.
Deserts will dry out over the weekend, monsoonal moisture returning by Tuesday. Weekend temperatures slightly warmer as the high moves over the region, bringing in drier air. Beach conditions to improve Saturday. Water temperature slightly cooler than last week.
A man who fired a gun and threatened customers at a Fallbrook bar early Saturday morning was thwarted by patrons who tackled him and held him until law enforcement could arrive, a San Diego County sheriff's deputy said.
A man is suspected of crashing his car into a Skyline home and fleeing before being apprehended by police early Saturday morning.
The San Diego team in the Alliance of American football announced the signing of former San Diego State offensive tackle Terry Poole, a fourth-round choice by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2015 NFL draft, and nine other players.
A San Diego man with a prior conviction for the same offense was sentenced in federal court to more than 3 1/2 years in prison for his admitted role in a human-smuggling attempt that seriously injured a U.S. Border Patrol officer.
San Diego County Sheriff's Deputy Richard Fischer is free Friday night after posting $2 million bail. He is accused of groping and assaulting more than a dozen women while on duty.