May 9, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Suspended Seattle Sounders defender Leo Gonzalez has been suspended one game and fined for stomping on the leg of Philadelphia’s Sheanon Williams late in last Saturday’s game. Gonzalez will miss Seattle’s game tonight at FC Dallas. The incident happened in the 88th minute of Seattle’s 1-0 win. Gonzalez stomped on the right leg of Williams after he slid to pass the ball upfield.

Rescinded Major League Soccer announced that an independent review panel determined New England forward Fernando Cardenas was incorrectly shown a red card against Real Salt Lake. The red card was appealed by the Revolution and MLS has rescinded the one-game suspension and fine against Cardenas.

Sponsored Lotus said it will back former Formula One driver Jean Alesi in his attempt to race in the Indianapolis 500. The 47-year-old Alesi ran 13 seasons in F1, but has been out of that series since 2001. He will attempt to qualify for the Indy 500 with Fan Force United, a team co-owned by former IndyCar driver Tyce Carlson. Alesi arrived in Indianapolis on Monday, and will participate in the rookie orientation program on Thursday. The first practice for the May 27 race is Saturday.

Hired University of Buffalo has hired Danny White as athletic director. White, a former basketball player for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, will leave his post as senior associate athletics director at the University of Mississippi.

• Montana men’s basketball coach Wayne Tinkle has named former Louisiana Tech coach Kerry Rupp as an assistant coach for the Grizzlies. Rupp comes to Montana from Hawaii, where he served as director of operations this past season. He was head coach at Louisiana Tech from 2007-11 and posted a career-best 24-11 record during the 2009-10 season.

Sidelined Barcelona defender Carles Puyol is set to undergo knee surgery and will be sidelined while Spain defends its title at the European Championship. Puyol missed most of last season after surgery on his left knee. The Barcelona captain recovered and was a regular this season. He has 99 international appearances and has played for Spain at all major championships since the 2002 World Cup.

Expecting Supersar mare Zenyatta is pregnant with her second foal at Lane End’s Farm in Versailles, Ky. Owners Jerry and Ann Moss announced on Facebook and Twitter that an ultrasound showed Zenyatta in foal after being bred to Tapit. Tapit is the sire of 2011 juvenile champion Hansen, who finished ninth in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby just like his father did in the 2004 race. Zenyatta, a former horse of the year, won 19 of 20 career races before retiring in November 2010.


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