May 26, 2009 in Sports

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From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Hospitalized Police in Phoenix say boxer Mike Tyson’s 4-year-old daughter is on life support after she was found with her neck caught in the cord of a treadmill machine. Police Sgt. Andy Hill said the “tragic accident” happened Monday morning at Tyson’s home when the girl’s 7-year-old brother found her on a treadmill with her neck on a cable attached to the exercise machine. The girl’s mother took the girl off the cable, called 911 and tried to revive her. Hill said the girl is now in “extremely critical condition.” Hill said Tyson was out of town but returned to Phoenix immediately after learning of the accident.

Undecided Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra worked a half mile at Churchill Downs, but the filly’s owner says it may be another week before he decides whether to enter her in the Belmont Stakes. Jess Jackson said the filly is “progressing well” and will work again next week before a decision is made.

Fined The NHL has fined Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville $10,000 for harsh criticism of officiating in his team’s loss to Detroit in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. Quenneville fumed over a roughing call against defenseman Matt Walker during a scrum as the first period ended Sunday. The Red Wings scored on the ensuing power play. “I think we witnessed probably the worst call in the history of sports there,” Quenneville said after the game.


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