August 22, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Arrested A professional tennis referee from Los Angeles was arrested Tuesday in New York on a felony warrant charging her with killing her elderly husband in April. The district attorney’s office said that 70-year-old Lois Ann Goodman, a longtime top referee from California on the tennis circuit, was taken into custody as she prepared to work as a referee at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. Prosecutors allege she bludgeoned her 80-year-old husband to death with a coffee mug on April 17.

Suspended Montreal defender Hassoun Camara has been suspended for an additional game, after receiving a red card on Saturday, and defenders Victor Bernardez of San Jose and Gershon Koffie of Montreal have been given one-game Major League Soccer bans.

Out American sprinter Justin Gatlin will miss the rest of the track season due to an illness. Gatlin, the 100-meter bronze medalist at the London Olympics, was treated for stomach pains and fever at a hospital in Austria this week.

Sidelined Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, an injury that occurred last month before he played for the U.S. in the Olympics. He is expected to be sidelined for eight weeks.

Sentenced Former Notre Dame assistant football coach Corwin Brown has been given a four-year suspended prison sentence for striking his wife and holding her hostage with a handgun in a seven-hour standoff with police last August. A judge agreed to allow Brown to avoid prison after hearing from his wife, Melissa, who said taking her husband away from his family and the counseling he is receiving would be harmful.

Denied The Brazilian Olympic Committee said boxing officials have turned down its request to review the result of the Olympic final. The committee had asked officials to analyze the 75kg division final in which Esquiva Florentino Falcao lost 14-13 to Japanese boxer Ryoto Murata, but the International Boxing Association said that there was not enough evidence to prompt a review.

Reinstated NASCAR has reinstated Aaron Fike, the Truck Series driver who was suspended in 2007 following an arrest on drug charges. NASCAR said Fike has completed the governing body’s substance abuse road to recovery program.

Signed Montana State men’s basketball coach Brad Huse has announced the signing of Southern Methodist University transfer Eric Norman. The 6-foot-9 forward played in five games as a freshman for SMU.


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