June 19, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Sidelined The Chicago Cubs may be hanging on to Ryan Dempster for a little longer than expected. They placed the right-hander on the 15-day disabled list Monday with tightness in his right lat muscle. Dempster, who has been subject of trade speculation over the past few weeks, is 3-3 and his 2.11 ERA is second in the major leagues despite playing on the worst team in the majors. He earns $14 million this season and will be a free agent at the end of the year.

• Chicago Sky guard and WNBA leading scorer Epiphanny Prince will be out six to eight weeks with a fractured right foot that will require surgery. Prince is averaging 22.3 points per game.

Activated Cincinnati Reds third baseman Scott Rolen has been activated from the disabled list. Rolen had been out since May 12 because of a sore right shoulder.

Agreed Grambling State football coach Doug Williams has a new three-year contract. Williams, a former NFL quarterback and 1988 Super Bowl MVP with the Washington Redskins, is slated to earn $250,000 annually with the opportunity to earn bonuses totaling nearly $100,000. Last season, he guided Grambling to a Southwestern Athletic Conference championship.

Awarded A Florida jury has awarded a disgraced former NBA referee $1.3 million in a lawsuit against the company that published his memoir. Tim Donaghy sued Shawna Vercher and her company, VTi Group, in civil court, saying he hadn’t been paid. The now-defunct company published Donaghy’s 2010 book about referees and the NBA.

Charged Three Toronto FC players have been charged with public intoxication after police said they got in a fight outside a Houston nightclub and then argued with officers. Miguel Aceval, Nick Soolsma and Luis Silva were jailed after the incident in the parking lot of the Club Escobar.

Fined Tennis player David Nalbandian has been fined the maximum $12,560 and faces a police investigation into an assault complaint after kicking an advertising board and injuring a line judge during the Queen’s Club final in London. He also was stripped of his $57,350 in prize money.


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