July 17, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Agreed The truck-stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has agreed to pay back the trucking companies that were cheated out of fuel rebates. A federal judge in Arkansas gave preliminary approval on Tuesday to a class-action settlement that would pay the companies what they are owed with interest. Federal agents raided the Knoxville, Tenn., headquarters of Pilot Flying J earlier this year after an employee claimed the company was systematically cheating its clients. Five employees have since pleaded guilty.

Hired Northern Illinois has hired Wisconsin deputy athletic director Sean Frazier to be its new athletic director.

• Louisiana Tech hired Tommy McCelland of McNeese State as athletic director. McClelland, a Louisiana native, has been the permanent athletic director at McNeese State since March 2008.

Announced Basketball player Andrew Wiggins, headed to Kansas as one of the nation’s top recruits, and soccer player Morgan Andrews, a Notre Dame recruit, were honored as national prep athletes of the year by Gatorade. Andrews is also an All-State placekicker for her high school football team.

Signed Paris Saint- Germain has broken the French league transfer record by signing Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani. The French soccer champions announced the five-year deal for a reported fee of 64 million euros ($84 million).

Out Olympic 800-meter champion and world-record holder David Rudisha has pulled out of next month’s world championships because of a right knee injury.

• Olympic sprinter Yohan Blake of Jamaica has withdrawn from the world championships in Moscow next month due to a nagging hamstring injury. Arrested Nebraska prosecutors are moving to have probation revoked for New England Patriots’ defensive back Alfonzo Dennard. Online court records say an arraignment on the revocation motion is scheduled for July 31. The 23-year-old Dennard was pulled over in Lincoln, Neb., early Thursday morning and is charged with first-offense drunken driving, refusing a chemical test and a traffic infraction.


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