February 8, 2011 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Fired Wyoming has fired men’s basketball coach Heath Schroyer, who compiled a 49-68 record over the three and a half seasons he was coach. UW athletic director Tom Burman said associate head coach Fred Langley will serve as interim head coach for the rest of the season.

Suspended Oklahoma State suspended starting men’s basketball forward Darrell Williams after he was charged with four felony counts alleging he inappropriately touched two women without their consent during a Dec. 12 party in Stillwater, Okla. Williams, 21, made a brief court appearance after he was charged with one count of sexual battery and three counts of rape by instrumentation. Williams was not required to enter a plea. His first court appearance was continued until March 7. He was freed on $5,000 bond.

Out Boston Bruins center Marc Savard will miss the rest of the season after he was placed on long-term injured reserve with his second concussion in less than a year. The Bruins doctor said it’s not clear what effect the previous concussion had on this injury. Savard said it’s too early to decide whether he will be able to return.

Held up Former NHL MVP Peter Forsberg has joined the Colorado Avalanche on the road. However, when he plays will depend on how quickly he can clear up a few immigration issues. Forsberg was with the team for a morning skate in Phoenix a day after he signed with Colorado for the rest of the season, but didn’t play against the Coyotes. Forsberg said he had to leave the country to clear up his immigration status, but feels healthy enough to play once it is completed.

RequestedMichael Young has asked the Texas Rangers to trade him. General manager Jon Daniels says the A.L. champions are willing to accommodate that request though “nothing is imminent.” Daniels said the Rangers will trade their career hits leader only if such a deal would improve the team. Young is expected to become the primary DH after the Rangers signed third baseman Adrian Beltre.


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