July 11, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Released Former Phillies All-Star catcher Darren Daulton has returned to his home in Florida to begin his fight against an aggressive form of brain cancer. Daulton, 51, underwent surgery July 1 at Jefferson Hospital to remove two brain tumors. A statement on the Daulton Foundation website said he was recuperating at his home near Clearwater with immediate family and friends.

Announced Portland will host the 2014 Major League Soccer All-Star game. MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales announced the event at Jeld-Wen Field. This year’s All-Stars are set to play AS Roma on July 31 in Kansas City. The Timbers have sold out 42 straight MLS matches at its downtown stadium.

• The Golden State Warriors have picked up the option on coach Mark Jackson’s contract for the 2014-15 season. Jackson took the Warriors from a 23-43 record during the lockout-shortened season his first year to a 47-35 team that earned the Western Conference’s sixth seed and eliminated Denver in the first round of the playoffs.

Suspended Mississippi has suspended guard Marshall Henderson indefinitely for a “violation of team rules.” The 6-foot-2 senior from Hurst, Texas, averaged 20.1 points per game last season.

Arrested Police say the wife of former major league pitcher Kris Benson is in jail without bond after her husband accused her of threatening him with a gun. Police in Smyrna, Ga., say 37-year-old Anna Benson was arrested Sunday on charges of aggravated assault with a weapon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and trespassing.

Filed The Montreal Impact and Major League Soccer have filed a complaint with police after captain Davy Arnaud received death threats on Twitter. The threats were made after a June 29 home loss to Colorado. A late turnover by Arnaud set up the winning Colorado goal in stoppage time.


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