July 6, 2012 in Sports

WNBA’s Liberty sign Gonzaga’s Redmon

 

WNBA: The New York Liberty of the WNBA signed guard-forward Katelan Redmon on Thursday.

The former Gonzaga University and Lewis and Clark High star was a third-round selection, 36th overall, by the Liberty in this year’s WNBA draft. She appeared in one preseason game for New York, scoring 10 points on 5-for-6 shooting in 16 minutes against Connecticut, before being waived during training camp on May 27.

The 6-foot-1 Redmon (pictured above) averaged 13.8 points and 5.4 rebounds in three years with GU.

Ali receives big honor

Boxing: Boxing great Muhammad Ali, known for his unabashed self-confidence inside and outside the ring as well as his outspokenness on social and humanitarian causes, is the recipient of the 2012 Liberty Medal.

Ali, 70, will receive the medal in a ceremony on Sept. 13 in Philadelphia at the National Constitution Center on Independence Mall. The three-time world heavyweight champion was not in attendance for the announcement.

Former President Bill Clinton, chairman of the National Constitution Center, helped make the announcement.

Associated Press

Fire chars historic site

NBA: Fire damaged the roof of the historic Pennsylvania arena where Wilt Chamberlain scored an NBA record 100 points in a game.

Officials say the flames erupted Thursday afternoon at the 75-year-old Hersheypark Arena in Derry Township.

The arena opened in 1936. Chamberlain scored 100 points there for the Philadelphia Warriors against the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962.

Associated Press

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