February 13, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Suspended Four University of Alabama football players have been suspended indefinitely following their arrests on charges including credit card fraud and robbery. Officials say running back Brent Calloway was arrested Monday on a charge of fraudulent use of a credit card. Linebackers D.J. Pettway and Tyler Hayes were charged with second-degree robbery. Defensive back Eddie Williams was charged with both fraudulent use of a credit card and second-degree robbery. Court documents say that two students were knocked unconscious in the robberies.

Revoked The IOC has stripped Russian weightlifter Oleg Perepechenov of his bronze medal from the 2004 Athens Olympics following retesting of his doping samples.

Returning Tennis star Andy Roddick is returning to the courts this summer. Roddick, who retired after the U.S. Open, was the first pick by the Springfield, Mo., Lasers in the Mylan World Team Tennis draft. Roddick says he looks forward to his seventh WTT season and “the fan energy. I love being on a team.” The league starts July 7.

Out Golfer Brandt Snedeker has withdrawn from the Match Play Championship next week because of sore ribs. Snedeker is coming off a torrid stretch of golf in which he was runner-up in consecutive weeks to Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, and then won the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am to rise to a career-best No. 4 in the world.

• Boston Celtics guard Leandro Barbosa has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season. Barbosa has averaged 5.2 points per game.

No-show Former Dallas Maverick Delonte West hasn’t joined the Texas Legends more than two weeks after the NBA Development League team acquired his rights. West, who has bipolar disorder, was suspended twice in two weeks by the Dallas Mavericks before waiving him in October.

Announced An IOC official says South Korea soccer player Park Jong-woo, who displayed a political banner after a match at the London Olympics, will receive his bronze medal. IOC rules prohibit on-field political statements.

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