October 27, 2011 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Acquitted Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was acquitted Wednesday of misdemeanor harassment charges alleging he threatened the lives of two homeowner association security guards in an argument about parking tickets outside his Las Vegas home. The 34-year-old prizefighter didn’t testify during the Las Vegas Justice Court trial. His attorney called the encounter between Mayweather and the guards a “trivial matter,” and said the case hinged on the boxer’s celebrity.

Denied Former North Carolina associate head coach John Blake said he never worked to steer players to late NFL agent Gary Wichard. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Blake denied wrongdoing as he prepares to attend the school’s hearing Friday with the NCAA infractions committee in Indianapolis.

Announced A big supporter of women’s basketball is leaving her job at the NCAA. Sue Donohoe abruptly announced that she will resign at the end of November, stepping down from her post as vice president for family and personal reasons.

• The San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs announced that Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod are leaving San Diego to accept positions in Chicago’s front office. The Cubs agreed to send the Padres a player to be named as compensation.

Sentenced A federal judge in Columbus, Ohio, handed down a three-year sentence to the tattoo parlor owner whose purchase of Ohio State University football memorabilia triggered a far-reaching football scandal and an ongoing NCAA investigation. But U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Frost found that Edward Rife didn’t have the ability to pay a $10,000 fine following his conviction earlier this year on drug trafficking and money laundering charges.

Recognized The International Skating Union recognized the first quadruple lutz done in a sanctioned competition, a jump completed by American Brandon Mroz during his short program at the Colorado Springs (Colo.) Invitational, a U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned competition.

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