1. The former New York Knicks executive who is suing coach Isiah Thomas for sexual harassment alleged in court papers that Thomas urged the dance team choreographer to flirt with referees and guard Stephon Marbury cursed at her, according to newspaper reports Saturday. Anucha Browne Sanders, a former senior vice president of marketing and business operations, filed documents to answer the Knicks’ attempt to have her lawsuit dismissed. In the papers, which were unsealed Friday, Browne Sanders alleges dance team choreographer Petra Pope told her Thomas encouraged Pope to flirt with officials before a game against the Nets in 2004, the Daily News reported. “What she told me was that Isiah asked her to go into the referees’ locker room and make them happy,” Browne Sanders testified [Report: Woman claims Thomas asked choreographer to flirt with refs].
2. Just hours after second-year defensive tackle Fred Evans was arrested in Miami Beach last Saturday morning, Dolphins’ first-year head coach Cam Cameron said the matter would be “dealt with seriously.” And on Thursday evening, Cameron proved to be a man of his word, as the team waived the former seventh-round draft choice. Because he is not a vested veteran, Evans is subject to waivers, but it is doubtful that any team will claim him, given his current legal issues. Evans clearly is a talented player, and one who is set to earn just a minimum base salary for the next three seasons, but teams will almost certainly sit back now and see how his legal status is resolved [Dolphins release DT Evans after weekend altercation, arrest].
3. Minor-league pitcher Roman Colon was charged with punching a teammate at Triple-A Toledo during a locker room scuffle that left the other player with severe facial injuries. Colon was charged with felonious assault, according to an indictment filed Thursday [Minor-leaguer charged after clubhouse altercation with teammate]. The Detroit Tigers suspended Colon for seven days on June 14 after the altercation during his rehabilitation stint with Toledo.