August 8, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Announced South Carolina quarterback Tanner McEvoy has decided to transfer, less than two weeks after his arrest in North Carolina. Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier announced McEvoy’s decision Tuesday. McEvoy, a redshirt freshman, was not at South Carolina’s practice earlier Tuesday. Pleaded Suspended University of Montana quarterback Jordan Johnson pleaded not guilty to raping a woman earlier this year after she invited him to her room to watch a movie.

• Ex-Minnesota Viking Michael Bennett pleaded guilty to his role in a South Florida tax refund and identity theft scheme. Court records show Bennett pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud.

Hired The Utah Jazz had one of the smallest front offices in the NBA. That changes with the addition of former San Antonio Spurs exec DennisLindsey as new general manager, and longtime Jazz GM Kevin O’Connor overseeing basketball operations in his continued role as an executive vice president. Reported A person familiar with the situation says the Chicago Bulls were closing in on a contract with first-round draft pick Marquis Teague. The Chicago Tribune, citing sources, reported Teague will earn his slotted salary of $857,000 next season and is expected to make 120 percent of the slotted rate in the following years. Released Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun has been released from the hospital following surgery to repair a hip fracture. The school said Calhoun went home, is in good spirits, and will begin rehabilitation. No timetable has been set for his return to work. Suspended Oklahoma State center Phillip Jurick has been suspended indefinitely after he pleaded not guilty to charges that he possessed marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Coach Travis Ford announced that Jurick will not travel with the Cowboys on their upcoming foreign basketball tour.. Traded The last-place Portland Timbers of MLS traded starter Troy Perkins to the Montreal Impact for Donovan Ricketts in a swap of goalkeepers.

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