July 14, 2011 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Announced The Philadelphia 76ers are poised for a new owner after Comcast-Spectacor announced an agreement to sell the NBA team to a group led by leveraged buyout specialist Joshua Harris, a co-founder of Apollo Global Management LLC. In a statement Wednesday, Comcast-Spectacor did not say how much the deal was worth, but said the acquisition does not include the Wells Fargo Center or the NHL Flyers.

• Xavier University’s athletics director will head the NCAA Division I men’s basketball committee for the 2012-13 season. The NCAA announced in Indianapolis that Mike Bobinski would succeed Connecticut A.D. Jeff Hathaway as chairman after the upcoming season and tournament.

Pleaded Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana’s son pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of reckless driving stemming from a traffic stop in which he declined a breathalyzer test. Nate Montana was pulled over for going 39 mph in a 25 mph zone in Missoula early June 3. The 21-year-old University of Montana quarterback was arrested on a first-offense DUI charge after a sheriff’s deputy said he smelled alcohol and that Montana fumbled with his driver’s license.

Denied A judge denied a request by a former University of North Carolina football player to be reinstated to the team. Durham County Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson denied the request by Michael McAdoo to compel the school to reinstate him. According to McAdoo’s complaint, the NCAA ruled McAdoo ineligible for receiving improper assistance on multiple assignments over several terms.

Agreed The Carolina Hurricanes agreed to a three-year, $6.2 million contract with center Brandon Sutter. Sutter had 14 goals and 15 assists in 82 games last season, his third with the Hurricanes.

Suspended The Los Angeles Galaxy’s Chris Birchall was suspended by Major League Soccer for two games and fined $500 for a challenge that “showed utter disregard for his opponent’s safety” in the second minute of stoppage time of a 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire last Saturday.


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