November 7, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Agreed The NCAA has agreed to reinstate two Indiana freshman basketball players after they serve nine-game suspensions and repay a portion of the impermissible benefits they received before arriving on campus. Hanner Mosquera-Perea must pay back $1,590 to a charity of his choice. Peter Jurkin will be required to repay $250 to a charity of his choice. Both players will miss the first nine games of this season.

Announced The baseball players’ union concluded Melky Cabrera’s agents didn’t know about a scheme to create a phony website in a defense of his positive drug test but said they failed to properly manage the employees of the firm who tried to carry out the scheme.

• Nearly three months after the closing ceremony, another Olympic athlete has been stripped of a medal for a doping violation at the London Games. The International Olympic Committee has disqualified Soslan Tigiev, a freestyle wrestler from Uzbekistan who won bronze in the 74-kilogram class. Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus had her gold in the women’s shot put revoked by the IOC after testing positive for the steroid metenolone.

Injured New York Mets outfielder Lucas Duda broke his right wrist while moving furniture last month at his apartment in Southern California. The team says he had surgery Monday and is expected to be ready for spring training in February. The 26-year-old slumped to a .239 average with 15 homers and 57 RBIs in 459 at bats this year.

Pleaded Former NFL wide receiver David Boston could face nearly three years in prison for punching a woman last year. Palm Beach County prosecutors say the 34-year-old Boston pleaded guilty to aggravated battery. He faces up to 35 months in prison at a Dec. 7 hearing. Authorities say Boston had been drinking at a Boca Raton home last November when he punched a woman twice in the head, leaving a wound that required 10 stitches.

Suspended George Mason suspended sophomore basketball players Erik Copes and Vaughn Gray for the first three regular-season games because of “student-athlete conduct violations.”


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