June 26, 2010 in Sports

Newsmakers

The Spokesman-Review
 

Sidelined Safety Chad Jones, a two-sport star at LSU who was drafted by the New York Giants, underwent surgery for a broken left leg and ankle Friday following a dawn wreck in which his SUV smashed into a pole. Jones was admitted to the LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans in guarded condition. His agent said the 21-year-old player was alert when taken to the hospital.

•The Quick Step team says former world champion Tom Boonen will miss the Tour de France next month because of tendinitis around his left kneecap. The 29-year-old Belgian suffers from persistent pain from a crash injury during the Tour of California last month.

•The Minnesota Lynx say guard Candice Wiggins has undergone surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon in her left leg. Wiggins will be out for the rest of the season. She was hurt in Tuesday’s game at New York.

Upheld The NCAA upheld its finding regarding former Southeast Missouri State men’s basketball coach Scott Edgar. The NCAA cited Southeast Missouri State last August for violations that included impermissible benefits to basketball players and coaches attending summer strength and conditioning activities.

Finalized An Illinois judge finalized the contentious divorce of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, though the messy fight isn’t over. The attorney for Siohvaughn Wade, however, says he’ll appeal on the grounds that the judge finalized the divorce before financial issues and custody issues involving the couple’s two sons have been resolved.

Offered The Charlotte Bobcats made a one-year, $6.2 million qualifying offer to Tyrus Thomas, making the power forward a restricted free agent. The move will allow the Bobcats to match any offer Thomas gets from another team when free agency begins next week.

Traded The New Jersey Nets traded guard Chris Douglas-Roberts to the Milwaukee Bucks for a second-round draft pick in 2012.

Hired North Carolina State chose Maryland’s Debbie Yow as its new athletic director. Yow has spent the last 16 years with the Terrapins program, leading an athletics department that won more than 20 NCAA championships. She replaces Lee Fowler, who resigned in May and ends a 10-year tenure with the Wolfpack next week.


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