July 10, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Extended California men’s basketball coach Mike Montgomery has agreed to a two-year contract extension to remain at the school through the 2015-16 season. Montgomery led the Golden Bears to a 24-10 record last season, a runner-up finish in the Pac-12 Conference and a first-round loss to South Florida in the NCAA tournament. The former Montana, Stanford and Golden State Warriors coach is 88-47 in four seasons at Berkeley. He also helped Cal capture its first league title in 50 years in 2010.

Warned U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo received a public warning from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after she tested positive for the banned substance Canrenone in a urine test. Solo, 30, accepted the warning and will still play for the United States in the Olympic tournament. “I took a medication prescribed by my personal doctor for pre-menstrual purposes that I did not know contained a diuretic,” Solo said in a statement.

Arrested Philadelphia Eagles backup running back Dion Lewis was arrested in Albany, N.Y., over the weekend and charged with falsely reporting a fire and misdemeanor reckless endangerment. The incident occurred when Lewis and his older brother were locked out of their hotel room. Lewis was released after his arraignment and his brother was being held without bail.

Died Former Stanford basketball player Peter Sauer, who helped lead the Cardinal to the 1998 Final Four, has died. He was 35. The school said Sauer died Sunday night in White Plains, N.Y., while playing in an adult league recreational basketball game. Stanford’s coaching staff received details that Sauer was shooting free throws after a game, collapsed and hit his head.

Serving Horse trainer Doug O’Neill said he will abandon his legal fight against the California Horse Racing Board and begin serving a 40-day suspension Aug. 19. When the CHRB announced May 24 that O’Neill would be suspended for 45 days, effective July 1, for violations involving excessive levels of carbon dioxide in a horse named Argenta that ran at Del Mar in 2010, O’Neill had already guided I’ll Have Another to victories in the first two legs of the Triple Crown.

Recovering Phoenix Coyotes forward Brett MacLean’s condition is improving less than a week after he suffered a cardiac emergency during a pickup hockey game in Canada. MacLean’s family reported he is doing well and will continue to undergo tests with the cardiology team at Knight University Hospital in London, Ontario. MacLean, 23, played most of last season with Portland of the AHL after Phoenix claimed him on waivers from Winnipeg.


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