August 13, 2011 in Sports



Died Former kicker and punter Don Chandler, who was part of four championship teams with the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers during a 12-year career, died Thursday in Tulsa, Okla. He was 76.

• Former heavyweight contender Scott LeDoux, who took on Larry Holmes, George Foreman and Ken Norton and twice fought for the title, has died. He was 62. He died Thursday at his home in Coon Rapids, Minn., after enduring Lou Gehrig’s disease for nearly three years.

Sherman White, a 1950s college basketball star at Long Island University who served jail time for point shaving, has died. White, 82, died of congestive heart failure on Aug. 4 at his home in Piscataway, N.J., his widow, Ellen, said. The 6-foot-8 White led the nation in scoring in 1951 before being arrested for taking money to fix games.

Dismissed Teenage skier Robert “Sandy” Vietze, accused of getting drunk and urinating in the cabin of a JetBlue red-eye flight from Portland to New York on Wednesday morning, was dismissed from the U.S. Ski Team’s development squad. Vietze is accused of urinating on a 12-year-old girl on the plane. A lawyer for the girl’s family later said he urinated on the floor next to her. Vietze, 18, faces a federal misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure.

Transferring Retired NBA star Jayson Williams is preparing to move from a prison in rural New Jersey to New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex. Williams will be transferred from the Mid-State Correctional Facility in Wrightstown on Aug. 19 after he finishes an 18-month sentence for aggravated assault. From there, he’ll begin serving a one-year sentence for driving while intoxicated in New York City.

Cleared An attorney for former North Carolina defensive end Michael McAdoo says his client has been declared eligible for the NFL supplemental draft. The NCAA had declared McAdoo permanently ineligible for academic misconduct.

Out Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino confirmed that running back Knile Davis is expected to miss the season because of a left ankle injury.

Retired Former Germany captain Birgit Prinz retired from women’s soccer, ending a stellar career that included two World Cup and five European titles.

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