January 6, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Accepted Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera pleaded no contest in Fort Pierce, Fla., to drunken driving. Cabrera accepted a deal that spares him jail time. Charges of resisting an officer without violence and having an open container in a vehicle were dropped. The first baseman was arrested in February after refusing to take a field sobriety test. Cabrera received a year of probation but will be eligible for early termination after six months. His license will be suspended for six months, and he must pay more than $1,400 in fines and attend DUI school.

Questioned British boxer Amir Khan posted a series of pictures on Twitter showing what he says is an unidentified man “interfering” with the WBA fight supervisor during his split-decision loss to American Lamont Peterson in their WBA and IBF light-welterweight title bout on Dec. 11. Khan appealed the scoring and raised new questions about last month’s fight on his Twitter feed. Khan points out that the man is seen leaning over WBA supervisor Michael Welsh several times and appears to pick up a scorecard on at least two occasions. Khan tweeted that the man’s behavior is “strictly against the rules” and says: “Who is this guy? And what was he doing?”

Re-signed Oakland re-signed center fielder Coco Crisp to a $14 million two-year contract with a club option for 2014. Crisp’s option is for $7.5 million with a $1 million buyout.

• The Los Angeles Dodgers re-signed reliever Mike MacDougal to a $1 million, one-year contract with a club option for 2013. MacDougal pitched for the Spokane Indians in 1999.

Hired The Los Angeles Sparks hired Atlanta Dream assistant Carol Ross as their new coach, replacing Joe “Jellybean” Bryant. Ross spent the last three seasons with Atlanta, which reached the WNBA finals in 2010 and 2011.

Suspended Florida Panthers forward Krys Barch has been suspended for one game by the NHL because of an inappropriate comment to Montreal’s P.K. Subban, who is black, during the game on Saturday night. NHL vice president of hockey operations Colin Campbell said Barch “has admitted making the remark, but denies that the comment was racially motivated.”

• Washington Nationals left-hander Zechry Zinicola is the first player suspended this year under baseball’s minor league drug program and will miss the first 50 games of the season.

Died Former New England Patriots linebacker Ray Costict died in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday. He was 56. No cause of death was given. Costict spent his entire NFL career with the Patriots from 1977-79, primarily as a special teams player.


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