April 28, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Sidelined The Oklahoma City Thunder said All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook is out for the remainder of the NBA playoffs after undergoing knee surgery on Saturday. Westbrook was hurt when Houston Rockets rookie Patrick Beverley tried for a steal in the second quarter of Game 2 and ran into his knee. He suffered a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee and a timetable for his return will be determined during the offseason.

Arrested LSU leading running back Jeremy Hill, already on probation in connection with a 2011 arrest, was arrested again after allegedly punching another man in the side of the head outside a Baton Rouge bar near campus. Hill is now charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor.

Nelson Piquet Jr. was involved in a post-race altercation that led to the arrest of two crew members for Richard Childress Racing, his team said. Piquet and RCR driver Brian Scott tangled on the track during Friday night’s Nationwide Series race and in the pits after.

Signed The Washington Capitals signed goaltender Michal Neuvirth to a two-year, $5 million contract extension. Neuvirth will make $2.4 million next season and $2.6 million in 2014-15 in the deal announced by the Caps.

Recalled Toyota pulled three engines from Michael Waltrip Racing as a precautionary move after NASCAR found an illegal part in Matt Kenseth’s engine. All three engines recalled were earmarked for Clint Bowyer.

Withdrawn A third term as head of cycling’s governing body is in doubt for Pat McQuaid, with his role in the Lance Armstrong scandal under scrutiny. McQuaid secured the nomination of his national cycling organization two weeks ago on the condition he overhauls the UCI following revelations of Armstrong’s doping program. But Cycling Ireland withdrew its endorsement and called an emergency meeting. Company secretary Geoff Liffey said the meeting will “consider matters which have arisen following the decision” to nominate McQuaid.


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