June 25, 2011 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Agreed Lawyers say they will not appeal a judge’s order to share interview notes with Roger Clemens’ defense team, clearing the way to start the former pitching star’s criminal trial on July 6. With the decision not to appeal, investigators who worked on the Mitchell Report agreed to turn over notes they took when they interviewed two of the former Cy Young Award winner’s accusers.

Acquired The Chicago Bulls acquired the rights to No. 23 pick Nikola Mirotic from the Minnesota Timberwolves for No. 28 pick Norris Cole of Cleveland State, second-rounder Malcolm Lee of UCLA and cash.

Hired The transplanted Winnipeg franchise hired Claude Noel as coach, returning Columbus’ former interim coach to the NHL on a team that missed the playoffs the last four seasons.

• Former Atlanta Thrashers general manager Rick Dudley joined the Toronto Maple Leafs’ front office in an unspecified role, shortly before the NHL draft.

Rick Vanderhook is returning to Cal State Fullerton as baseball coach with a three-year contract through the 2014 season. Vanderhook spent 25 years as a player and assistant coach at Fullerton.

Fined MLS Commissioner Don Garber fined the New York Red Bulls $10,000 for publicly criticizing a game official. Garber said a statement released by Red Bulls general manager Erik Soler on Monday “undermines our substantial efforts” to improve the league.

Extended The only thing standing in the way of a three-year extension for Clint Bowyer at Richard Childress Racing is sponsorship money. “I’ve said from Day 1 that I want to stay at RCR and we’re actively pursuing that,” Bowyer said.

Sidelined IndyCar driver Simona De Silvestro has been ruled out of today’s race in Iowa because of post-concussion symptoms related to a qualifying crash last week.

Sentenced Former Iowa football player Cedric Everson was sentenced to one week in jail for a 2007 assault on a female athlete that caused a scandal reaching to the highest levels of the university administration.


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