October 14, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Announced Labor negotiations between the NHL and the locked-out players’ association may resume Tuesday after a four-day break. The sides held two days of talks this week in New York without discussion of hockey- related revenue – the core economic issue that has prevented the NHL regular season from starting on time. The 28-day lockout has already wiped out the entire preseason and the first three days of the regular season. The NHL announced last week that all games have been canceled through Oct. 24.

Arrested A prosecutor says Milwaukee Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez was arrested last month on a domestic violence complaint involving his girlfriend. Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel said that Rodriguez has not been charged and that any possible charges would be misdemeanors. Schimel says deputies arrested Rodriguez at his Town of Wales home early Sept. 18 after responding to a 911 call from his girlfriend, with whom he lives and has a child. He says Rodriguez was booked and released on bond. The prosecutor says Rodriguez is accused of “physical abuse.” He says he can’t comment further because charges haven’t been filed.

Stabbed Syracuse University ended its annual “Orange Madness” event at the Carrier Dome 30 minutes early after a man was stabbed during the celebration. Police said the stabbing happened in an arena concourse at around 9:30 p.m. Friday. The 25-year-old victim was treated at a hospital.

Died The LPGA Tour says longtime rules official Doug Brecht has died after a three-month battle with the West Nile virus. He was 62. Brecht was hospitalized in August during the Jamie Farr Classic in Toledo, Ohio. He later was transferred to his home in Oklahoma to continue fighting the virus. As an LPGA rules official, he was vigilant against slow play and penalized Morgan Pressel during the final of the Match Play Championship in May.

Quit Former cyclist Matt White quit as director of an Australian pro cycling squad after saying he was involved in doping while riding with Lance Armstrong’s U.S. Postal Service team. White was the team director of Orica-GreenEDGE. He also resigned as Cycling Australia’s professional men’s road coordinator and team selector.

Killed Authorities say a sailor in the annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race was killed after a sail on the vessel knocked him overboard. The Virginia Marine Police says that 68-year-old Paul Stephen Case, of Racine, Wis., died following the Friday night incident off Windmill Point, near Gloucester. Officials say the crew of the 43-foot Cuchulain was taking down the sails when Case was struck on the windy and choppy seas.


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