April 4, 2010 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Died Police said a “drunk and belligerent” 17-year-old Notre Dame football recruit was killed in a fall from a fifth-floor hotel balcony during his senior-year spring break in Florida. Matt James died Friday around 6:30 p.m. at the Days Inn Motel in Panama City Beach. James, an all-state offensive lineman, had been the first top signing for new Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly.

Pleaded Cleveland Browns nose tackle Shaun Rogers pleaded not guilty Saturday in Cleveland Municipal Court to a concealed weapons charge after authorities say he tried to carry a loaded handgun through airport security in a carry-on bag.

Honored UConn center Tina Charles got 33 of the votes from the 40-member national media panel to earn The Associated Press women’s basketball player of the year honor. Nebraska’s Connie Yori was voted the AP’s coach of the year.

Agreed New Mexico basketball coach Steve Alford agreed on a contract extension through 2020. Alford is 76-26 in three seasons at New Mexico, the highest winning percentage in program history for at least 100 games.

•Outfielder Adam Lind and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to an $18 million, four-year contract that includes three additional club option years. The 26-year-old Lind hit .305 last year with 35 home runs and 114 RBIs.

Sidelined Oakland Athletics leadoff hitter Coco Crisp has fractured his left pinkie and will begin the season on the disabled list. Crisp was injured Friday while making a headfirst dive while trying to steal second base against San Francisco.

•Barcelona forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss Tuesday’s Champions League quarterfinal against Arsenal with a leg injury and is in doubt for next weekend’s Spanish league showdown with Real Madrid.

Hired Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling has been hired by ESPN to work as a baseball analyst. Schilling, who won World Series titles with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox, will appear on “Baseball Tonight” and ESPN Radio.

Returning Boxer Robert Guerrero will return from an eight-month ring absence to face Roberto Arrieta in a lightweight bout April 30 at the Tropicana Las Vegas.


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