Stabbed Washington Redskins kick returner Brandon Banks and a close friend were stabbed early Saturday during an altercation outside a downtown Washington nightclub. Banks received a surface wound to his side that required stitches and was expected to be released today from an area hospital, his agent James Gould said. The player’s unidentified friend was critically injured and underwent surgery, Gould said. The suspect – Jason Shorter, 24, of Lanham, Md. – was arrested and charged with assault with intent to kill.

Charged Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has been formally charged with misdemeanor assault stemming from a road rage incident earlier this month. The encounter that led to the charge occurred on Feb. 2 near Reston, Va. Police said a 38-year-old man told investigators he was assaulted by the driver – later identified as Haynesworth – of a pickup truck who was tailgating him. Haynesworth is scheduled to appear in court on March 31.

Hired Titans head coach Mike Munchak filled one of the biggest openings on his staff by hiring Jerry Gray away from the University of Texas to become Tennessee’s defensive coordinator. Gray, recently hired by Mack Brown at Texas, spent last season as secondary coach for the Seattle Seahawks.

Agreed The Seattle Mariners and reliever Manny Delcarmen agreed to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training. Seattle made Delcarmen the 23rd non-roster invitee to its spring training camp. Mariners pitchers and catchers hold their first official workout on Monday.

Admitted NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Michael Annett admits he drank too much and got behind the wheel. Now he’s apologizing for his “horrible” judgment and hopes to prove he can turn around his life. Annett was arrested last Sunday and charged with driving while impaired following a two-car accident in Mooresville, N.C. Police say Annett rear-ended another car at a red light and had a blood-alcohol level of 0.32 percent – four times the legal limit in North Carolina.

Dismissed Seton Hall dismissed seniors Keon Lawrence and Jamel Jackson from its basketball team. Coach Kevin Willard said the decision was made “due to a violation of team rules and an ongoing pattern of conduct unbecoming of a representative of Seton Hall athletics.”


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