December 11, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Sidelined Reigning Olympic men’s figure skating champion Evan Lysacek will miss the Sochi Games because of a torn labrum in his left hip. Lysacek tore the labrum, along with another muscle in his abdomen, during a hard fall in August. He pursued an aggressive course of treatment and returned to the ice in October. But the “excruciating pain” intensified as he increased his training.

Announced The Connecticut Sun won the top pick in the WNBA draft lottery on Tuesday. The Tulsa Shock earned the second pick and the San Antonio Silver Stars got the third choice. Top prospects in this year’s draft include Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford, Odyssey Sims of Baylor and Alyssa Thomas of Maryland.

• A college basketball player who won $20,000 by hitting a half-court shot during an Oklahoma City Thunder game can keep the money. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced that Cameron Rodriguez could keep his winnings for use as a scholarship. Rodriguez is a sophomore forward for the Southwestern College basketball team in Winfield, Kan. The NAIA initially informed Rodriguez that if he kept the money he would lose his amateur status, but Southwestern College appealed.

Filed Former Rutgers basketball player Derrick Randall claims in a lawsuit filed Friday that he was subjected to physical and emotional abuse at the hands of fired coach Mike Rice. Randall played for Rutgers from 2011 until last spring. He was seen in practice videos where players were shoved, kicked and berated by Rice.

Shocked Former owner Ted Turner says he’s shocked the Braves are moving out of the ballpark named after him in downtown Atlanta. But he said in a recent interview that if Turner Field has to be demolished, he’d like to see the area become green space. The Atlanta Braves announced last month that they’ll move into a new 42,000-seat, $672 million stadium complex in Cobb County in 2017.


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