June 12, 2011 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Explained Former Tennessee coaches Bruce Pearl and Lane Kiffin finally got to explain themselves in front of the NCAA. All they can do now is wait to see if it did any good. Kiffin spent more than four hours answering questions in front of the infractions committee Saturday in Indianapolis, then was followed by Pearl, who spent nearly five hours in front of the committee. School officials are hoping the daylong closed-door hearing marks the beginning of the end of a 22-month investigation that rocked the Volunteers’ football and men’s basketball programs and tarnished Tennessee’s reputation.

Apologized

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Nate Robinson is apologizing to fans after police caught him urinating in public in a New York City suburb. White Plains police say an officer spotted Robinson urinating on a sidewalk outside a bookstore just before 2 a.m. Friday. Authorities told reporters Robinson was taken to police headquarters, issued a summons and ordered to show up in court June 22. The offense normally carries a $50 fine.

Hospitalized Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson is back in hospital for what he called a “routine” follow-up for treatment he received recently for a fever and infection. Robinson was hospitalized at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in April before undergoing what was supposed to be routine surgery. He stayed two weeks.

Employed Although Tiger Woods isn’t at the U.S. Open this year, his caddie is. Steve Williams, who has been on the bag for 13 of Woods’ major championships, was working with Adam Scott at Congressional. A USGA official said they were seen together during a practice round at the course outside of Washington. Woods withdrew from the U.S. Open on Tuesday because of lingering injuries to his left leg. He has not said how long he will be out.

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