November 6, 2009 in Sports


From Staff And Wire Reports

Convicted A jury in Jacksonville, Fla., convicted a man Thursday of attempted murder in the shooting of former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Richard Collier in 2008. The six-person jury deliberated 2 hours and 45 minutes before returning its verdict against Tyrone Hartsfield, 33, at the end of a nine-day trial. Hartsfield faces up to life in prison. He still faces a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, but it’s not clear if prosecutors will pursue it.

Rejected The NCAA has rejected a final appeal to reinstate Dez Bryant and Oklahoma State has probably seen the last of its All-America receiver. The junior is considered a top NFL prospect and few expect him to come back for another season in Stillwater.

Arrested Sacramento Kings forward Andres Nocioni was arrested in Sacramento, Calif., on suspicion of drunk driving. Nocioni was booked into the Sacramento County jail at 3:26 a.m. PST Thursday and released later in the day. Sacramento police Sgt. Norm Leong said Nocioni was pulled over around 2 a.m. when an officer noticed his car weaving.

Suspended U.S. Open tennis semifinalist Yanina Wickmayer was suspended for one year by a Belgian anti-doping tribunal, accused of failing to report her whereabouts to drug-testing officials three times. Tribunal spokesman Koen Uman said the suspension takes immediate effect, but Wickmayer can appeal the decision.

Disciplined The Western Athletic Conference has suspended a replay official for one game after he failed to overturn a call in a game last weekend between San Jose State and Boise State. Official Michael Goshima’s one-game suspension will go into effect this weekend.

Cited San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum is facing misdemeanor marijuana charges following a traffic stop in his home state. Washington State Patrol spokesman Steve Schatzel said that the 2008 Cy Young Award winner and former University of Washington star was pulled over for speeding Oct. 30 on Interstate 5 in the town of Hazel Dell, about 4 miles north of the Oregon border. Lincecum could face potential fines totaling $622 for the misdemeanor possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia counts plus the citation for speeding, Schatzel said.

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