November 10, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Died Former American League president Lee MacPhail, who followed his father into baseball’s Hall of Fame and whose son became a top executive for several major league teams, has died at 95. He was the oldest Hall of Famer, and he died Thursday at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. In the second generation of one of baseball’s most famous families – and part of the only father-son Hall of Fame pairing – MacPhail’s most well-known moment in baseball came in 1983. He upheld Kansas City’s protest in the Pine Tar Game against the New York Yankees, restoring a ninth-inning home run to Royals slugger George Brett.

Re-signed Driver Sebastien Bourdais will race for the 2013 IndyCar championship with Dragon Racing. The French driver ran 11 of 15 races with Dragon last year.

Suspended UNC-Charlotte coach Alan Major announced that senior forward Chris Braswell was suspended for Friday’s basketball game and junior guard DeMario Mayfield for that game and one more for violating team rules. Major did not specify what team rules were broken.

Released A day after they were eliminated from the MLS playoffs, the New York Red Bulls cut ties with coach Hans Backe on Friday, saying they won’t extend his expiring deal.

Signed Driver/owner Tony Stewart reportedly signed Kevin Harvick to a multiyear agreement to drive for Stewart-Haas Racing beginning in 2014.

Cleared Southern Cal center Omar Oraby had his hardship waiver petition approved by the NCAA and was eligible to play in the Trojans’ basketball opener Friday night.

Announced Britain cycling coach Shane Sutton is expected to make a full recovery after a bike crash Thursday landed him in the hospital in Manchester.

Arrested Authorities say L.A. Lakers forward Devin Ebanks was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs Friday morning.


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