September 19, 2009 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Arrested Cleveland Cavaliers guard Delonte West was arrested at about 10 p.m. Thursday after officers pulled him over for speeding on a motorcycle while carrying two loaded handguns and a loaded shotgun in a guitar case in Upper Marlboro, Md. Prince George’s County police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Reedy said Friday that West was riding a Can-Am Spyder motorcycle north on the Capital Beltway when he cut off an officer, who pulled him over.

Hired Former NBA coach and player John Lucas is joining the Los Angeles Clippers as an assistant. The team said Lucas will join coach and general manager Mike Dunleavy’s staff.

Suspended New York Islanders forward Pascal Morency has been suspended indefinitely after leaving the bench to start a fight with Calgary defenseman Dion Phaneuf. Phaneuf leveled a hit that knocked out Islanders forward Kyle Okposo in the second period of the Flames’ 5-4 shootout victory Thursday night in a preseason game. Morency jumped off the bench and charged Phaneuf, starting a brawl.

•Michigan linebacker Jonas Mouton was suspended by the Big Ten Conference for one game for punching a Notre Dame player during last week’s game.

•Akron suspended starting quarterback Chris Jacquemain for an indefinite period for violating a team policy. The school did not give a reason for the suspension and said there is no timetable for his return.

•Two riders scheduled to compete in cycling’s road race world championships next week have been provisionally suspended for doping with CERA. The International Cycling Union said that Hector Guerra of Spain and Nuno Ribeiro of Portugal tested positive for the latest version of the endurance-boosting hormone EPO.

Sidelined Starting linebacker Curtis Young is expected to miss up to six weeks for No. 17 Cincinnati after having surgery on his right knee.

Died Longtime Detroit Lions offensive lineman Bob Kowalkowski has died at the age of 65. The team says Kowalkowski died Thursday night at a hospital in Allen Park, Mich. Kowalkowski was a starting guard for most of his 11 seasons with the Lions after he was drafted out of Virginia in 1965. He was traded to Cleveland in 1977 and finished his career playing four games for Green Bay in 1977.


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