Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, left, laughs as team president Larry Bird talks about signing George to a multi-year contract extension with the NBA basketball team in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Bird: George “Doesn’t Make The Decisions Around Here”

After introducing three new players Tuesday — guard Monta Ellis, forward Chase Budinger and center Jordan Hill — Bird told reporters that he wouldn’t get into a public spat over where George will play this season and that George “doesn’t make the decisions around here.”

Ernesto Montas

TinCaps Outduel Loons In 2-0 Victory

With a tornado watch in effect towards the end of the game, the TinCaps picked the perfect night for a 2-0 shutout win over the Great Lakes Loons at Parkview Field on Monday.

TIM FEDEROWICZ ON SECOND00000000

Tim Federowicz makes Fort Wayne debut in TinCaps loss

The TinCaps fell, 8-3, to the Great Lakes Loons on Sunday afternoon at Parkview Field. San Diego Padres catcher Tim Federowicz went 1-for-4 with a double and RBI as the designated hitter in the first game of his rehab assignment.