December 7, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Ordered Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been found in contempt of court and ordered in Orange, Calif., to pay $500,000 in overdue child support to his ex-wife. An attorney for Rodman’s ex-wife Michelle said Thursday that the flamboyant basketball player was also sentenced to informal probation.

Honored Former Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt is the 2012 winner of the AARP Andrus Award, given to a person who embodies the organization’s goal of bringing lifetimes of experience and leadership to serve all generations. The award is named after AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus. Previous winners include Maya Angelou, Tom Brokaw, Norman Lear and Colin Powell.

Out New York forward Carmelo Anthony was held out of the Knicks’ road game against the Miami Heat on Thursday, one day after getting five stitches in the middle finger of his left hand.

Signed The Minnesota Lynx have signed coach Cheryl Reeve to a multiyear contract extension. The team didn’t provide terms of the deal. Reeve’s third season in charge ended with a loss in the WNBA Finals to the Indiana Fever.

Upgraded Hospital officials in Salt Lake City say Utah State basketball player Danny Berger, who collapsed at practice and went into cardiac arrest, has been moved out of the intensive care unit and upgraded to fair condition.

Inducted Former NASCAR vice president of corporate communications Jim Hunter will be posthumously inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame on Jan. 19 in Charlotte, N.C.

Urged Former NHL star Theo Fleury wants tougher penalties for sexual predators, saying Canada’s justice system makes it a “Disneyland for pedophiles.” Fleury was sexually abused by disgraced hockey coach Graham James while playing for him in the 1980s.

Agreed Turkey’s state-run news agency says authorities have agreed “in principle” for Istanbul to return to the Formula One calendar in 2013.


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