The Dallas Mavericks waived troubled guard Delonte West on Monday following his “indefinite” suspension for being a bad influence on the younger players. The Mavs suspended West twice during the 2012 preseason for unspecified reasons.

On Monday, Mavs owner Mark Cuban told the media West could possibly return to the Mavericks lineup after his suspension.

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On Sunday, the Oklahoma City Thunder dealt star guard James Harden to the Houston Rockets in a trade that caught the sports world by surprise.

One of those surprised by the trade was Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade, who called Thunder’s trade of Harden to the Rockets “shocking.”

“It was shocking but they made the move they felt was right for them,” Wade said, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. The Miami Heat beat the Thunder in 5 games to win the NBA title earlier this year.

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Rapper Lil Wayne was invited to sing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh inning of Game Six of the NLCS between the San Francisco Giants vs St. Louis Cardinals at AT&T Park on Sunday. Weezy wasn’t bad at all. He did surprisingly well. Also this weekend, I bumped into Weezy’s daughter, Reginae, and her mother, Toya Wright, inside Jeffrey shoe boutique at Phipps Plaza. Reginae is a sweetie pie! She even helped me pick out a pair of shoes. Reginae has good taste! :)
Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images North America

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Alexis Welch is one lucky woman. She stood by her man, NBA star A’mare Stoudemire, when he was out sowing his wild oats, and he rewarded her loyalty by asking her to be his wife. Most women would have bounced at the first sign of cheating (especially with a public figure like Ciara). But Welch (age unknown) realized that a man is going to be a man — and regardless of what he does in the streets, her role is to be a good mother to his children.

Stiletto Jill reports that Alexis attended Fall 2013 bridal shows with Stoudemire’s credit card looking for that perfect wedding gown to wear when she walks down the aisle with A’mare at their wedding next year. Some of the designers included Ines Di Santo, Reem AcraKenneth Pool, Christos and Rivini. Good for her!

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  • Atlanta’s sports franchises won significant victories over world class contenders this past weekend.

    First, the Atlanta Falcons overpowered the hapless Washington Redskins — knocking out star quarterback Robert “RG3” Griffin III in the process. Griffin, 22, left the game in the 3rd quarter following a vicious clothesline hit from Atlanta linebacker Sean Weatherspoon.

    Griffin suffered a cut lip and what the Redskins described as a “mild concussion”. It was more like a case of lost nerves. RG3’s NFL career will be brief if he heads to the locker room after every NFL-size hit. He’s playing with the big boys now. He will need to toughen up.

    The Falcons went on to defeat the Redskins by a score of 24-17 to remain undefeated at 5-0 for the first time in Falcons franchise history.

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    Our NBA World Champions Miami Heat starting 5 were pictured leaving a recent practice together. Pictured from left to right are forward LeBron James, point guard Dwyane Wade, Center Rashard Lewis, guard Ray Allen, and forward Chris Bosh.

    The Heat, who soundly defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA Finals earlier this year, will begin defending their title on Sunday, Oct. 7, right here in Atlanta.

    Just this morning, the Atlanta Hawks front office reached out to (again) to offer special rates on tickets to Hawks games this season for my readers. More details on that later!

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    Rap mogul Jay Z will officially open the brand new Barclay’s Center with a concert tonight. The 675,000-square-foot arena in Brooklyn, NY is home to the Brooklyn Nets. Without Jay Z’s influence this night would probably never happened.

    The 42-year-old rapper, real name Shawn Carter, used his political clout and business connections to move the former New Jersey Nets to Brooklyn, which is just a stone’s throw from his former stomping grounds where he dealt drugs as a wayard teen.

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    Falcons running back Michael Turner celebrated his touchdown in the team’s win over the Denver Broncos by tossing back a few too many drinks Monday night.

    Turner, 30, of Suwanee, GA was stopped by a DUI Task Force officer for driving his black Audi R8 97 mph in a 65 mph zone on I-85 northbound just east of Atlanta. He was booked into the Gwinnett County jail just after 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to jail records reviewed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    “The officer could smell an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the driver and proceeded to conduct a DUI investigation,” Gwinnett police Cpl. Edwin Ritter said in an e-mail to the AJC. “During the course of the investigation, the officer developed probable cause to charge Mr. Turner with DUI and speeding.”

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    Sean “Diddy” Combs, 42, the CEO of Bad Boy Records dotes on all of his children, but his firstborn son, Justin Combs, is the apple of his eye. So when Justin took to the field in his first game for UCLA on Saturday, Sean Combs and Justin’s mother, Misa Hylton-Brim, were right there in the stands to show their support.

    Watch the video after the break.

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