Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

SPORTS Briefs

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

SPORTS Briefs

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Packers post another year of record revenue

MILWAUKEE - The Green Bay Packers reported another year of record revenue Monday, with the NFL's only publicly-owned team bolstered in part by the windfall from the league's massive broadcasting deals. The Packers said revenue from the 2015 fiscal year topped $375 million, up 16 percent from the previous year. Revenue from national sources increased by 21 percent to $226 million.

A perennial playoff contender, Green Bay remains a marquee franchise with a national fan base in the most popular professional sports league in the country.

The Packers must release financial data each year since they are publicly owned.

Nuggets trade point guard Lawson to Rockets

HOUSTON - The Denver Nuggets have traded point guard Ty Lawson to the Houston Rockets.

The Nuggets receive a lottery protected first-round pick in 2016 and cash considerations along with Nick Johnson, Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni and Joey Dorsey in the deal that also sends a 2017 second-round pick to Houston.

Lawson would give the Rockets needed depth at point guard with Patrick Beverley, though is currently dealing with off-the-court issues. He entered a 30-day residential treatment program for alcohol last week after his second DUI arrest.

Lynx trade Wright to Seattle for Montgomery

MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Lynx have acquired guard Renee Montgomery from Seattle in a deal for injured guard Monica Wright.

The Lynx also receive the Storm's second-round draft pick in 2016 in the trade announced Monday.

Montgomery, a former Capital and South Charleston High School standout, has career averages of 10.6 points, 3.2 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 23.8 minutes per game. The 5-foot-7 guard has played in 17 games for the Storm this season, including two starts, and has averaged 7.1 points, 3.2 assists and 1.8 rebounds.

Montgomery originally was drafted by the Lynx in 2009. …

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