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Severed-arm man hopes to return to garden

PEACEHAVEN, England, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- A British man says he hopes to return to his garden to plant tomatoes, four months after surgery to reattach an arm he accidentally cut off with a chainsaw.

Frozen pastries save U.K. man's arm

PEACEHAVEN, England, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Doctors say a British man may have saved his neighbor's severed arm by keeping it chilled with a bag of frozen sausage rolls while en route to a hospital.

NBA: Houston 105, Memphis 92

HOUSTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Tracy McGrady's triple-double -- 17 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists -- Wednesday led Houston to a 105-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies.

NBA: Houston 100, Phoenix 94

PHOENIX, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Yao Ming won a personal duel with Steve Nash Wednesday and Houston handed Phoenix its second straight loss 100-94.

NBA: Houston 109, Denver 81

HOUSTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Tracy McGrady led all scorers with 35 points Saturday night, as the Houston Rockets routed Denver 109-81.

Trail Blazers waive Steve Francis

PORTLAND, Ore., July 11 (UPI) -- Steve Francis, traded from New York to Portland on the night of the NBA draft, was waived by the Trail Blazers Wednesday.

NBA: New York 94, Charlotte 93

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 19 (UPI) -- Eddy Curry put back Malik Rose's missed layup with 0.6 seconds left Wednesday to give the New York Knicks a 94-93 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.

NBA: New Jersey 104, New York 95

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- Vince Carter had 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists Monday to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 104-95 victory over the New York Knicks.

NBA: Toronto 107, New York 105

TORONTO, April 15 (UPI) -- Chris Bosh had 23 points and eight rebounds Sunday as Toronto beat New York, 107-105, to clinch home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

NBA: New Jersey 100, New York 86

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., April 13 (UPI) -- Jason Kidd recorded his 12th triple-double of the season Friday night as the New Jersey nets beat New York, 100-86.

Late season injuries take toll in the NBA

NEW YORK, March 29 (UPI) -- Wednesday night saw several well-known NBA players injured or affected by ailments.

NBA: New York 97, Cleveland 93

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- Eddy Curry had 25 points and four rebounds Wednesday night as the New York Knicks surprised Cleveland, 97-93.

NBA: New Orleans 92, New York 90

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- David West sank a go-ahead jump shot with 55 seconds remaining Friday night as New Orleans came back to beat the New York Knicks, 92-90.

NBA: Toronto 104, New York 94

TORONTO, March 14 (UPI) -- Chris Bosh had 22 points and eight rebounds Wednesday night to rally the Toronto Raptors past the New York Knicks, 104-94.

NBA: Miami 106, Washington 104

MIAMI, March 11 (UPI) -- Udonis Haslem sank a jumper with less than a second left Sunday night to give Miami a 106-104 victory over Washington and its sixth straight win.
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Steven D'Shawn Francis (born February 21, 1977, in Takoma Park, Maryland, U.S.) is an American professional basketball player, who is currently a free agent. Nicknamed "Stevie Franchise" and self-described as "Steve-O", he was known early in his career for his crossover dribble, driving ability, and flashy dunks.

Francis grew up in Takoma Park, Maryland, with little money and no father. He was nicknamed "Wink" as a child. After his mother died of cancer in 1995, his grandmother raised him. He stopped playing schoolboy basketball for two years after his mother's death.

Francis attended the San Jacinto College of Texas in 1997, and the Allegany College of Maryland in 1998. Francis became the first player to take two unbeaten teams into the National Junior College Tournament.

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