September 14, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Injured Rockets forward Jon Brockman is expected to make a full recovery after he was hospitalized for a right eye injury sustained during a workout at Houston’s Toyota Center. The 6-foot-7 Brockman, Washington’s career leader in rebounds (1,283), was hurt while working with an elastic band used for stretching muscles. The band apparently slipped off his foot and the recoil hit Brockman’s right eye. The injury did not require surgery, and the team said Brockman will be monitored daily by team doctors. The Rockets set no timetable for his return to basketball activities.

Repaired Olympic champion McKayla Maroney had two screws inserted in her left tibia to repair a fracture, which occurred Sunday when she fell on her uneven bars dismount during the second stop of a 40-city gymnastics tour. She’ll wear an immobilizer to keep the leg straight until doctors determine she’s ready to resume limited walking and rebuilding range of motion.

Announced Tennis great Venus Williams will play for the defending champion Washington Kastles at the World Tennis Tour Finals Weekend at the Family Circle Tennis Center in Columbus, S.C.

Withdrawn IndyCar driver Mike Conway dropped out of this weekend’s IndyCar season finale at Fontana, saying he is not comfortable racing on oval tracks. The British driver said he had asked A.J. Foyt Racing to sit out Saturday night’s race at Auto Club Speedway in Santa Monica, Calif. He will be replaced by Wade Cunningham. Conway suffered serious leg and back injuries in a 2010 crash at Indianapolis, and wrecked there again in this year’s race.

Expected IndyCar championship contender Ryan Hunter-Reay said he expects to speak to team owner Michael Andretti about his contract amid reports that he is being courted by Penske Racing. Hunter-Reay is in the final year of his contract with Andretti Autosport, where he’s driven the last three seasons.

Scheduled Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano will challenge defending champion Bernard Lagat in the Fifth Avenue Mile in New York this month. U.S. teammate Matt Centrowitz will also take part in the race Sept. 22. Jenny Simpson will defend her title in the women’s race, which will include 2011 world silver medalist Hannah England and two-time Fifth Avenue champion Shannon Rowbury.

Switched Heat forward LeBron James decided to leave Creative Artists Agency, the agency that also represents teammates Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, in order to be represented by longtime friend Rich Paul.


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