March 28, 2010 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Arrested Authorities say NFL linebacker Joey Porter was arrested in Bakersfield, Calif., on suspicion of drunken driving and accused of assaulting an officer and resisting arrest. The 33-year-old player was confronted by officers in a fast-food parking lot.

Sidelined Head and neck X-rays on Carlos Delfino are negative and the Milwaukee Bucks forward is day to day with neck and jaw soreness a day after being taken from the court on a stretcher. Delfino was hurt late in the first half of Milwaukee’s 87-74 loss to the Miami Heat on Friday night.

•Phoenix Suns center Robin Lopez stayed home because of a back injury when the team left for a five-game road trip. An MRI exam showed a bulging disk, and the 7-footer will see a back specialist Monday.

Apologized Florida coach Urban Meyer apologized to the reporter he berated earlier this week for publishing a quote by one of his players. Meyer spent more than 20 minutes with the Orlando Sentinel’s Jeremy Fowler following spring practice.

Selected The Texas Rangers have selected Scott Feldman as their opening day starter, completing the right-hander’s ascent from extra arm to staff ace. The team made the announcement a year after he started the season in the bullpen and finished as the team leader in wins.

Fined Dallas Mavericks guard Caron Butler was fined $25,000 by the NBA for directing inappropriate language toward fans. The incident occurred with 9.9 seconds remaining in the second period of the Mavs’ 101-89 road loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday at the Rose Garden.

Filed The suspended coach of the Binghamton University men’s basketball team has filed a racial discrimination complaint against the school. Kevin Broadus was put on paid leave in October after his starting point guard was arrested on drug charges and five teammates were dismissed for other violations. It was the third player arrest in his three years as coach.

Scheduled NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin will have arthroscopic surgery on Monday to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, but isn’t planning to miss any races. Hamlin injured the knee playing basketball in January and was originally going to wait until after the season for the surgery.


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