September 22, 2012 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Named The Philadelphia 76ers named Tony DiLeo general manager on Friday. He will work alongside team president Rod Thorn, who has only one year left on his contract. Thorn has a provision in his contract that will allow him to become a consultant after his contract expires. DiLeo is entering his 23rd season with the Sixers.

Agreed Forward Terrence Williams, the 11th overall pick by New Jersey in 2009, agreed to an NBA-minimum, non-guaranteed contract with the Detroit Pistons. He will report to training camp on Oct. 1.

Suspended The star of the Long Island University Brooklyn basketball team and three other players were suspended after they were arrested on assault charges following a campus brawl. Julian Boyd, Jamal Olasewere, Troy Joseph and C.J. Garner were arrested Thursday and are awaiting arraignment.

• New York Red Bulls captain Thierry Henry has been suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount for violent conduct late in Wednesday’s MLS game with Sporting Kansas City.

Received North Carolina State men’s basketball coach Mark Gottfried received a pay raise that makes him the third highest-paid coach in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The school said its board of trustees approved a new contract for Gottfried that will pay him $1.95 million per year for six years.

Released An attorney released cellphone records for fired North Carolina football coach Butch Davis to media outlets, saying it should prove “once and for all” that Davis did nothing wrong regarding misconduct by players. Announced An Ohio coroner says Columbus Crew midfielder Kirk Urso died of a genetic defect of the heart and the death was considered natural. The 22-year-old Urso was pronounced dead in August at Grant Medical Center after collapsing at a downtown Columbus bar and restaurant.

Approved The Montana Board of Regents approved pay raises for head coaches at Montana and Montana State, including a 47.2 percent pay raise for the MSU women’s basketball coach.


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