February 17, 2010 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Entered The attorney for former Oklahoma State coach Sean Sutton entered a not guilty plea to four felony drug-related charges Tuesday in Stillwater, Okla., and said his client is in a treatment center. Prosecutors have charged Sutton with four felonies – obtaining a controlled dangerous substance (oxycodone) by fraud, unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance (oxycodone) without a prescription, attempted possession of controlled dangerous substances (clonazepam and Adderall) and use of a communications device to facilitate a felony.

Scheduled New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is scheduled to have surgery today to repair the patella ligament in his left knee. Sanchez, who led New York to the AFC title game as a rookie, should be completely healthy by the start of training camp in July. The procedure is expected to help prevent future tweaks to the kneecap area.

Agreed Pitcher Chien-Ming Wang and the Washington Nationals have reached an agreement on a $2 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told the AP. The deal includes the chance to earn $3 million in performance bonuses, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Back Belgian Olympic high jump champion Tia Hellebaut says that she’s coming out of retirement and aims to compete at the 2012 London Games.

Out Indiana Pacers center Jeff Foster will miss the rest of the season after undergoing what the team calls successful back surgery.

Died Ex-Memphis State coach Dana Kirk, who coached the team to a 1985 Final Four appearance that was vacated because of NCAA violations, died in Memphis, Tenn. He was 74.

Betty L. Mabee, who with her late husband John helped build one of the West Coast’s major thoroughbred breeding operations and played a key role in the blossoming of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Del Mar (Calif.) racetrack, has died. She was 88.

Sylvia Pressler, a trailblazing judge whose 1973 ruling opened Little League baseball to girls, has died. She was 75. Pressler died Monday morning at the family’s home in Sparta, N.J.


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