This Week in Sports - December 3-7, 2007
Does Jason Kidd want out of Jersey? Where did Andruw Jones sign? Kidzworld's got all the answers!
Sports News - Kidd On Strike?New Jersey Nets star Jason Kidd missed Wednesday night's game against the Knicks because of a reported migraine headache. But there is speculation, the disgruntled point guard was protesting the game because he is unhappy with his team's play and his contract situation. Kidd has denied faking sick or being unhappy. He has also shut down reports that he is requesting a trade to play for a contender. The Nets have been a disappointment so far this season with their 9-10 record as of December 6.
Sports News - Dodgers Welcome JonesA month after adding former Yankees skipper Joe Torre as their new manager, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced the signing of Andruw Jones. The former Atlanta Brave signed a two-year, $36.3 million contract with the Dodgers on Wednesday. Jones is a five time MLB All Star and has won 10 straight Gold Gloves. He is coming off one of his worst offensive seasons of his career. If Jones regains his hitting touch, he will be a key part in the Dodgers' push to get back in the playoffs. Jones' new contract makes his the fifth highest paid player in the major leagues.
Sports News - NFL AstronautFormer NFL player Leland Melvin is going where few NFL players have gone before - space. 43-year-old Melvin was once a wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, is now a NASA astronaut! He was a chemistry major while at the University of Richmond, and continued to study while he played professionally for two years. After injuries slowed down his play, he quit football to work at NASA. On Friday December 7, 2007 Melvin will embark on his first mission in space - which will last 11 days.
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