October 24, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Charged Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk faces charges of driving under the influence and other misdemeanors after being found asleep in his pickup truck in a cornfield, police in suburban Chicago said Tuesday. Officers found Fisk, 64, behind the wheel late Monday with an open bottle of vodka on the truck’s floor. Fisk was taken to a hospital for treatment and released from custody after posting bail.

Testified A teenager who has accused former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor of sexually assaulting her when she was 16 cried as she described her encounter with the NFL Hall of Famer at the start of a civil trial. Taylor has pleaded guilty to having sex with her in 2010. The 19-year-old told a Manhattan jury hearing her lawsuit she didn’t know who Taylor was when she found him naked on a bed in a hotel room in Montebello, just north of New York City. She says another man forced her to have sex with Taylor for $300.

Agreed DePaul agreed to a five-year contract extension with athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto through the 2016-17 academic year. Ponsetto has been on the job since July 2002 and has helped raise more than $13 million and create more than 25 endowed scholarships.

Admitted Another former teammate of Lance Armstrong has admitted using banned performance-enhancing drugs. Retired Norwegian rider Steffen Kjaergaard said that he had used EPO and cortisone, and was immediately suspended from his job at the Norwegian Cycling Federation. The 39-year-old Kjaergaard said he decided to come clean because of doping revelations in recent weeks involving the U.S. Postal Service team, and that he “couldn’t bear the lie anymore.” Kjaergaard rode with Armstrong in the U.S. Postal Service team when the American won the Tour de France in 2000 and 2001.

Announced Even after a failed doping test earlier this year, Andre Berto insists he has always been a clean fighter. The former welterweight boxing champion believes the only way to overcome the stigma on his name is by getting back in the ring. Berto and Robert Guerrero met to announce their Nov. 24 welterweight title bout in Ontario, Calif. The fighter and his camp claimed the positive test for norandrosterone resulted from contamination.


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