April 10, 2010 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Filed Former Seton Hall basketball coach Bobby Gonzalez sued the university Friday over his dismissal last month, claiming he was fired without cause and is owed two years of salary under terms of his contract.

Arrested Former NBA player Isaiah Rider has been arrested in Mesa, Ariz., on suspicion of assaulting his fiancee and reneging on a $150 cab fare.

Pleaded One of two defendants pleaded guilty as part of a deal with prosecutors in the robbery of former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Javon Walker after a night of Las Vegas club-hopping almost two years ago. Arfat Abdo Fadel pleaded guilty to robbery, second-degree kidnapping and conspiracy in the attack that left Walker unconscious.

•Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan’s brother pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and assault in the death of their father. Prosecutors in Massachusetts say 70-year-old Daniel Kerrigan died after a Jan. 24 fight with 45-year-old Mark Kerrigan in the family home in Stoneham. The family insists Mark Kerrigan is not responsible for his father’s death.

Resigned Columbia basketball coach Joe Jones resigned after seven seasons to become associate head coach at Boston College. Suspended The NHL suspended Pittsburgh Penguins forward Alexei Ponikarovsky for the final two regular-season games for a hit during a contest Thursday against the New York Islanders.

Charged Four St. Bonaventure men’s basketball players – junior guards Malcolm Eleby and Lewis Leonard, sophomore forward Da’Quan Cook and freshman forward Brett Roseboro – were charged with harassment and disorderly conduct, charges connected to an on-campus fight in which two men were stabbed.

Withdrawn Four-time women’s champion Catherine Ndereba has pulled out of the Boston Marathon with a muscle tear.

Ruled Alabama safety Robby Green has been ruled ineligible for the 2010 season by the NCAA. Alabama has not disclosed the reasons behind the eligibility issue.

Died Filly Personal Ensign, who capped a brilliant unbeaten career with a stirring victory in the 1988 Breeders’ Cup Distaff, died in Lesington, Ky. She was 26.


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