September 10, 2010 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Died The man believed to be the second-oldest former Western International League baseball player, Chuck Eisenmann, died at age 91 on Sept. 6 in Roseburg, Ore. Eisenmann pitched for Vancouver and Yakima of the WIL in 1940 and 1941. Charlie Petersen of Kennewick, a Spokane native and Lewis and Clark High School graduate, remains the oldest WIL veteran. Petersen, 96, one of the league’s original players, played for Yakima 1937-39, Salem 1940-42, Yakima 1946-68. Wenatchee in 1949 and Tri-Cities 1950-51. Sought Police sought boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. for questioning Thursday about a domestic battery report filed by an ex-girlfriend who recanted a similar claim in 2005, police and his lawyer said. No warrant was issued, and no charges were filed.

Suspended The grandson of Jack Nicklaus – one of the nation’s top football recruits – was suspended for two games by Florida high school officials for making an obscene gesture toward the stands after a game in Ohio. Nick O’Leary, a tight end for Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer in Florida, could have faced as much as a six-week suspension.

Activated The Los Angeles Galaxy activated David Beckham from their disabled list, clearing the English superstar for his return to MLS competition Saturday. Beckham tore his left Achilles tendon March 14.

Charged A Miami baseball player was arrested and charged with trying to sell marijuana to undercover officers on university grounds, and police later found 19 vials of human growth hormone at his apartment. Frank Ratcliff, 19, of Key West, Fla. was charged in Coral Gables, Fla., and suspended indefinitely from all athletic activities.

Announced Two-time Olympic medalist Bernard Lagat (Washington State) will face defending champion Andy Baddeley and Alan Webb in the Fifth Avenue Mile. The race down New York City’s famed avenue is Sept. 26. Shannon Rowbury will defend her title in the women’s event, which includes 2006 champion Sara Hall.

Signed The Chicago Blackhawks signed free-agent center Ryan Potulny to a one-year contract.


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