August 17, 2011 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Claimed A police spokesman says detectives want to interview Kobe Bryant after a man claimed he was injured by the Los Angeles Lakers star during a confrontation at a church. Police say Bryant apparently thought the man was taking his picture with a cell phone at a Carmel Valley, Calif., church on Sunday. Bryant reportedly took the phone from the man but saw no pictures on it, then left the church. According to broadcast reports, the man, whose identity hasn’t been released, went to a hospital for treatment of a wrist injury.

Revealed Video taken by a police dashboard camera shows University of Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas was a passenger in the car when cornerback Cliff Harris was cited for driving 118 mph in June. The video obtained by KATU television also shows Officer Ray Stallsworth ask Harris if there is marijuana in the car, and Harris responds, “We smoked it all.” Harris denies there are any drugs in the car and later says it was a cousin who was smoking the drug.

• The family of former NFL player Corwin Brown said they believe he may suffer from the same type of brain trauma as Dave Duerson, the former Chicago Bears star who committed suicide in February. Brown was taken from his home Friday night with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a nearly seven-hour standoff with police in Granger, Ind.

Investigated Security guards at the federal courthouse in Washington are under investigation for accepting baseballs autographed by star pitcher Roger Clemens after his criminal trial. The guards are not allowed to accept gifts from a criminal defendant.

Requested Tennis great Roger Federer has asked Martina Hingis about playing mixed doubles together for Switzerland at next year’s Olympics.

Died Hall of Fame receiver Pete Pihos, who helped the Philadelphia Eagles win two straight NFL championships in the 1940s, has died. He was 87. He died at a nursing home in Winston-Salem, N.C., after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, the team said.


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