July 11, 2010 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Inducted Australia’s Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde headed a class of seven inductees into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. Woodbridge and Woodforde – known as the “Woodies” – were enshrined along with doubles partners Gigi Fernandez and Natasha Zvereva. Also enshrined were Brad Parks, the pioneer of wheelchair tennis and Owen Davidson in the Master player category along with Derek Hardwick, who was enshrined posthumously.

Arrested Two football players for the University of Georgia were jailed early Saturday on alcohol-related charges less than a week after a drunken driving arrest prompted the university’s athletic director to resign. Dontavius Jackson, a sophomore tailback, and sophomore split end Tavarres King were stopped on a campus road just before 3 a.m. Jackson, 20, was charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and other motor vehicle offenses. King, 19, was charged with underaged possession of alcohol.

Contacted American cyclist George Hincapie has been contacted by the lead investigator of a federal probe into doping in professional cycling, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The Journal reported a person familiar with the matter said Hincapie is “likely” to agree to talk to lead investigator Jeff Novitzky, a special agent with the Food and Drug Administration, when he returns to the United States after the Tour de France. Zia F. Modabber, Hincapie’s attorney, confirmed to the newspaper that he had spoken with Novitzky but shared no details.

Retired Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion hurdler Allen Johnson is retiring. The 39-year-old American won gold at the Atlanta Olympics. Johnson won the U.S. outdoor championship seven times, most recently in 2005. The last of his four world titles came in 2003. He finished the 2007 season ranked sixth in the world. He made three Olympic teams, most recently at Athens in 2004.

Died A teenager has died after getting bucked off and stomped on by a bull during the Canoe Mountain Rodeo at Valemount, British Columbia. Makwala Derickson-Hall, 18, was injured on the first day of the three-day rodeo late Friday.

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