May 14, 2010 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Cleared Los Angeles County prosecutors say they will not file criminal charges against former NFL running back Corey Dillon, who was arrested earlier this month after an argument with his wife. Deputy District Attorney Mara McIlvain said that there is insufficient evidence to show that Dillon’s wife was injured.

Signed The struggling Seattle Sounders FC signed defender Jeff Parke, more than a year after Seattle took Parke in the 2009 expansion draft. Parke was taken by Seattle in the expansion draft but opted to sign with the Vancouver Whitecaps of the USL.

•Connecticut Sun coach Mike Thibault signed a contract extension through the 2012 season. Thibault has coached the Sun since 2003, when the WNBA franchise relocated from Orlando. Thibault has led Connecticut to six playoff appearances, and trips to the finals in 2004 and 2005.

Denied Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing said he never used any banned substances even though he tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. Cushing added he is concerned about his health and plans to undergo tests to see “how this got into my body” and to try to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Hospitalized NASCAR driver Brian Vickers was being treated for an undisclosed medical condition that will prevent him from racing this weekend at Dover International Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. Red Bull Racing said Vickers was hospitalized Wednesday night and being held for further testing.

Claimed The Seattle Seahawks claimed former North Dakota State University wide receiver Kole Heckendorf off waivers. Heckendorf signed with Green Bay in 2009 as a free agent but was released after training camp. He spent last season on the Detroit Lions practice squad.

Requested Atlanta Dream coach Marynell Meadors said that six-time WNBA All-Star Chamique Holdsclaw has asked Atlanta to trade her. Holdsclaw called Meadors three days prior to training camp and asked for a trade, the coach said.

Retiring Former U.S. pairs figure skating champions Brooke Castile and Benjamin Okolski are retiring. Castile and Okolski began skating together in 2002 and won their only U.S. title five years later.


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