June 23, 2011 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Sidelined Golfer Tiger Woods will miss another tournament as he recovers from injuries to his left leg, saying Wednesday he will not play in the AT&T National next week outside Philadelphia. Woods said he would be at Aronimink to support the tournament, which benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation. Woods said he is still not 100 percent. Woods, who has slipped to No. 17 in the world ranking, has not completed a tournament since he tied for fourth at the Masters.

Suspended Chicago Fire forward Cristian Nazarit has been suspended two games and fined $500 by the MLS Disciplinary Committee. He was penalized for his play that endangered the safety of his opponent in the 59th minute of the match against New England on Saturday. The MLS players union filed an appeal on behalf of Nazarit and MLS Commissioner Don Garber upheld the original decision.

Stalled The Wenatchee Valley Venom football team will sit out the 2012 Indoor Football League season to restructure its organization, the team announced. The Venom have suffered from low ticket sales since their debut season in 2010, when they finished 8-6 in the American Indoor Football Association. Though they moved to the more financially stable IFL for the 2011 season, the team posted a 3-11 record and continued to have issues drawing fans. “This is just a function of too many components that need to be repaired and not enough time to do it,” said Daryn Klinginsmith, a managing member of the ownership team.

Named The Evergreen State College in Olympia named Matt Newman director of recreation and athletics, a job that begins July 7. Newman becomes Evergreen’s ninth athletic director and replaces Sarah Works, who resigned in November after eight months of being on the job.

Died Former Calgary Flames part-owner Harley Hotchkiss, a Hockey Hall of Famer, died. He was 83. Hotchkiss died of prostate cancer, the team said. He was part of the group that bought the Atlanta Flames and moved the club to Calgary in 1980.


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