Hockey: The Spokane Chiefs traded 18-year-old Brady Brassart to the Calgary Hitmen on Thursday in exchange for either a fourth-round pick in the 2012 Western Hockey League Bantam Draft or a third-round pick the following year.
“Brady fell behind in his development with our forwards at the similar age,” Chiefs general manager Tim Speltz said. “That said, we felt it would be best for Brady to get a fresh start with another WHL team. Acquiring our choice with these draft picks, we now have an asset to work with when we choose to.”
Brassart totaled eight goals and 32 points in 65 games last season. He had nine goals and 15 points in 54 games during the 2009-10 season. Brassart was the Chiefs’ second-round selection in the 2008 Bantam Draft.
Hoyas, Chinese have big brawl
Basketball: A wild brawl broke out between Georgetown and a Chinese men’s basketball team in Beijing, putting an end to a supposed goodwill game that coincided with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to the country.
The benches cleared and fights erupted with about 91/2 minutes left in the fourth quarter. The rest of the exhibition between Georgetown and the Bayi Rockets was called off. Biden did not attend the game.
The Washington Post reported that Georgetown and Bayi players tackled and threw punches at each another. Chairs and water bottles were tossed as the Hoyas headed to the locker room with the score 64-all.
“Tonight, two great teams played a very competitive game that unfortunately ended after heated exchanges with both teams,” Georgetown coach John Thompson III said. “We sincerely regret that this situation occurred.”
U.S. Open plans 9/11 tributes
Tennis: Two tributes marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are scheduled at the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York before both the women’s and men’s singles title matches Sept. 10 and 11.
For the Sept. 10 women’s prime-time final, and for the men’s late-afternoon Sept. 11 championship match, the numbers “9-11-01” will be added to the Arthur Ashe Stadium court and a 9-11 logo will be displayed on the stadium’s upper ring.