NEW YORK (AP) -- Basketball player Stephon Marbury, traded days earlier from New Jersey to Phoenix, was pulled over and ticketed for driving with a suspended license.
Marbury, 24, formerly of the Minnesota Timberwolves, was driving in New York just before midnight Saturday when officers noticed that his 2001 Ferrari did not have a registration sticker or a front license plate, police said.
They then found Marbury's license was suspended. He was ticketed and was to appear in court later.
The star point guard was traded to the Suns on Thursday for Jason Kidd.
O.J. feels the love
NEW YORK (AP) -- O.J. Simpson says he is entirely dedicated to his children, but he had to relearn how to be a father after his acquittal seven years ago of the murders of Nicole Brown, his ex-wife, and her friend, Ron Goldman.
"As a father, I was just a disciplinarian before, and now I'm everything to my kids. People ask me what's the hardest thing for me, and I tell them I was always a great dad but I'm a horrible mom," he said in the July 9 edition of The New Yorker.
Instead of being treated as a pariah after the sensational trial, Simpson says he gets nothing but love.
"I never got hugs before. Now the public shows me so much love. Women are my biggest defenders. It's that bad-boy syndrome. Now girls chase me," he said.
But he says he is in no hurry to find a new woman in his life.
"If a girl wants to be with me, I tell them they have to be No. 3 behind my kids," he said. "I mean, I like gorgeous girls, but I can't walk around naked around my house or jump in the pool with a friend because of my kids."
Murray's sister took different path
CHICAGO (AP) -- It must have been obvious that Bill Murray and his sister would take divergent career paths when, as an altar boy, the future funny man was booted out of Mass for wearing gym shoes.
Nancy Murray is now an Adrian Dominican nun.
While her irreverent brother was sailing along as master of ceremonies at the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago testimonial dinner last week, another nun confronted him with the gym shoes tale and a few other embarrassing stories about the comedian's childhood.
It wasn't a real nun but Mary McHale, who plays "Sister" in the play "Late Night Catechism." She said her source of information was Nancy Murray.
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