While Miami Heat star Chris Bosh was out celebrating his 29th birthday at a Morocco-themed party complete with live camels, police said Thursday that thieves made off with about $340,000 in jewelry and cash from the player’s nearby home. Miami Beach police spokesman Bobby Hernandez said the department received a call about 12:30 a.m., after Bosh and his wife, Adrienne, returned from the well-publicized party at a bayside Miami nightspot. Hernandez said the couple noticed a jewelry drawer in their walk-in was open and numerous watches, rings, purses, and cash were missing. There was no sign of forced entry at the waterfront, 12,368-square-foot home, which Bosh purchased in 2010 for $12.3 million. ‘‘We think it was probably an inside job,’’ Hernandez said. A Miami Beach police report said there were two baby-sitters and a teenager at the home while the Boshes — who have two small children — went to the party and that no one saw or heard anything. The report notes that the home is equipped with video surveillance and an alarm, but the alarm was switched off because people were at the house . . . Pacers forward Danny Granger is recovering after what the team said was successful surgery on his left knee Thursday. Granger missed the first half of the season with patellar tendinosis . . . Connecticut forward Asjha Jones said she will sit out the upcoming WNBA season to recover from nagging injuries. Jones said she plans to return in 2014 . . . Attorneys hoped to settle a lawsuit filed by former Brigham Young star Jimmer Fredette against a Utah-based clothing company for failure to pay $50,000 plus in royalties. Fredette’s Salt Lake City-based attorney, Tyson Snow, filed the complaint Monday against Black Clover Enterprises . . . Former Chicago attorney Fredrick Goings was sentenced to life in prison for the 2009 slayings of former NBA center Eddy Curry’s ex-girlfriend and infant daughter. Goings had represented Nova Henry in a child custody case against Curry, and became romantically involved with her.
BC forward Whitney signs with Ducks
Anaheim signed forward Steven Whitney to a two-year, entry-level contract. Whitney, who played the past four seasons at Boston College, was one of the nation’s best available undrafted free agents after scoring 45 points in 38 games and ranking second in the nation with 26 goals . . . University of North Dakota standouts Andrew MacWilliam and Danny Kristo inked deals with NHL teams. MacWilliam, a defenseman, signed a two-year contract with Toronto, while Kristo, a forward, signed a two-year deal with Montreal . . . Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic was fined for slashing Minnesota’s Dany Heatley. The NHL fined Vlasic $8,378.38 for the infraction at the end of Wednesday’s 4-2 victory over the Wild.
After blown save, Tigers sign Valverde
The Tigers have made no promises to Jose Valverde. The righty who led the American League with 49 saves two years ago agreed to terms on a minor league contract. Detroit entered the season using a closer-by-committee approach. Phil Coke earned the save in the season opener Monday but blew a ninth-inning lead in Wednesday’s loss to the Twins . . . The Athletics traded lefthander Travis Blackley to the Astros for minor league outfielder Jake Goebbert . . . Right-hander Chris Young has agreed to a minor league contract with the Nationals. . . Indians lefthander Scott Kazmir was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained ribcage muscle, retroactive to April 2.
Report prompts Auburn to investigate
Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs said the school is reviewing allegations of rules violations in the football program during its 2010 national championship season but doesn’t believe they’re credible. Jacobs issued a statement in response to a report by former New York Times and Sports Illustrated writer Selena Roberts that was posted on roopstigo.com. In addition, a six-month investigation by ESPN revealed that as many as a dozen players on the 2010 team used synthetic marijuana. Auburn did not test for synthetic marijuana until after it won the national championship . . . John Isner will play top-ranked Novak Djokovic Friday to kick off the Davis Cup quarterfinals in Boise, Idaho, between the United States and Serbia . . . Lance Armstrong was forced to withdraw from the Masters South Central Zone Championships in Austin, Texas, this weekend after swimming’s international federation raised objections to his participation . . . Oscar Pistorius has been running on his blades again and his return to training is imminent, his agent says. It is the first time it has been confirmed that the athlete has run since he was charged with the Valentine’s Day shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp . . . Three New England boxers advanced to Friday’s semifinals of the National Collegiate Boxing Association championships. Josh Lopez (UMass) beat East Carolina’s John Yarbrough in the 132-pound class, Taylor Tennyson (Coast Guard) stopped Air Force’s Logan Brandt in a 175-pound bout, and Josh Surgeon (Coast Guard) topped Washington’s Albert Ta in a 165-pound match.