May 26, 2010 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Sentenced Suspended Boise State player Jason Robinson has been ordered to spend 180 days in jail and pay $29,000 in restitution for breaking another man’s jaw during a fight at a downtown bar. Robinson pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery in a deal with prosecutors.

Arrested New Orleans Saints rookie linebacker Harry Coleman is facing simple battery charges stemming from an arrest over the weekend. St. Mary (La.) Parish authorities say records show that Coleman was arrested early Sunday morning .

•Former New York Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu was arrested for alleged drunken driving in suburban Los Angeles. Irabu was stopped May 17 when officers saw him drifting outside traffic lanes and he nearly collided with a parked car.

Sidelined Indiana Pacers guard A.J. Price underwent surgery on his left knee and will go through the rehabilitation process in Indianapolis. Price had surgery to repair a fractured patella.

Denied The International Cycling Union said that no riders tested positive for EPO at the 2001 Tour de Suisse, disputing comments made by disgraced cyclist Floyd Landis. Landis has claimed that seven-time Tour champion Lance Armstrong tested positive at the Tour de Suisse and officials covered it up.

Rejected A vocal group of retired NFL players seeking better benefits headed by Hall of Famers Joe DeLamielleure and Elvin Bethea rejected a claim by the executive director of the NFL Players Association that the union and former players have settled their differences. The ex-players want $100 million added to the pension fund to help NFL alums, particularly those with debilitating injuries.

Settled A settlement has been approved in a wrongful death lawsuit involving former major leaguer Jim Leyritz, who was charged in a drunken driving manslaughter crash in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Agreed The Colorado Avalanche and captain Adam Foote agreed to a one-year deal. Foote was instrumental in guiding the team into the playoffs a season after finishing last in the Western Conference.

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