September 7, 2011 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Reinstated Tailback Jordan Hall and cornerback Travis Howard were among four suspended Ohio State players who were reinstated for the 15th-ranked Buckeyes’ game on Saturday against Toledo. Coach Luke Fickell confirmed on Tuesday that linebacker Jordan Whiting, who had been suspended in December for last week’s opener for accepting cash and discounted tattoos from a local tattoo-parlor owner, will also be available to play this weekend at Ohio Stadium. Fickell also said that Hall, Howard and cornerback Corey Brown have also been reinstated after being held out of last week’s game for taking less than $300 apiece in gifts from a charity. Hospitalized Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren was hospitalized following a bike crash at the New Jersey shore. Holmgren was injured Monday while riding his bike in Avalon, N.J. He was listed in stable condition at a hospital in Camden, N.J. A team spokesman says Holmgren is sore but in good spirits. Holmgren was wearing a helmet.

Interested The Mexico club team Santos Laguna says it is interested in former U.S. national coach Bob Bradley as its coach. The team fired Argentine Diego Cocca over the weekend and said in a statement that it had spoken to Bradley, and other candidates will be interviewed. Bradley led the U.S. to the round of 16 at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. He was dismissed in July after the U.S. lost 4-2 to Mexico in the final of the Gold Cup, the regional championship for North and Central America and the Caribbean.

Injured The Tulsa Shock will be without starting point guard Ivory Latta for the rest of the season, after she injured her meniscus. Latta will need surgery. Tulsa has three games remaining this season. Latta averaged 12.2 points, 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals in 28.5 minutes a game this season.

Died Former soccer player Bobby Rhine, who played for FC Dallas in its formative days as the Dallas Burn before calling the team’s games on TV, has died. He was 35. FC Dallas said he died Monday night. Rhine was the sixth overall pick in the 1999 draft and played through 2008. He played more than 12,000 minutes of 212 games, including 136 starts. He had the fourth-most assists in franchise history (34) and eighth-most goals with 23.


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