October 13, 2009 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Injured Starting left guard Brian Simmons will miss No. 20 Oklahoma’s game against third-ranked Texas on Saturday with a right knee injury. Simmons left in the third quarter of the Sooners’ 33-7 victory over Baylor last week.

• Tennessee Titans cornerback Nick Harper will be out up to six weeks after surgery on a broken right forearm. He is the second defensive back the winless Titans have lost to a broken right forearm. The other is Vincent Fuller, who was injured Sept. 27 against the New York Jets. The Titans hope he might be able to play Nov. 1 against Jacksonville.

Signed The Miami Heat signed Carlos Arroyo to a one-year contract, which would be worth about $1.1 million if the 30-year-old point guard remains with the club all season. Arroyo last played in the NBA for the Orlando Magic during the 2007-08 season, spending last season in Israel.

Released Top return man Allen Rossum was released by the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, a move to create a roster space for newly signed rookie receiver Michael Crabtree. The 33-year-old player ranks second in league history with 14,987 return yards.

Died Tennessee police say an 18-year-old walk-on punter at the University of Southern Mississippi committed suicide. Union City special police investigator Derrick Odell said Monday that Peter Wilkes died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Wilkes, of Union City, died Saturday, four days after the shooting at his home.

Larry Jansen, the winning pitcher for the New York Giants in the 1951 playoff game decided by Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard ’Round the World,” has died. He was 89. The San Francisco Giants said Jansen died at his home in Oregon on Saturday. Jansen spent nine years in the major leagues, making his biggest mark with the Giants during their pennant-winning season. He won 23 games in 1951, including one of the biggest in team history.

Alberto Castagnetti, the longtime coach of Italy’s swim team, has died. He was 66. The Italian swimming federation said Monday that Castagnetti died at his home in Verona, where he was recovering from heart surgery. The precise cause of his death was not immediately available.


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