July 23, 2013 in Sports

Buckeyes’ starting RB dismissed

From Staff And Wire Reports
 
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Ohio State starting tailback Carlos Hyde, pictured, was kicked off the team after an alleged assault against a female last weekend.
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College football: Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has dismissed starting tailback Carlos Hyde from the team after an alleged assault against a female.

The Columbus Dispatch reported on Monday that Hyde was named as a person of interest after an incident early Saturday at a Columbus, Ohio, bar.

In a separate incident, cornerback Bradley Roby is being investigated over another assault in Indiana, this one involving him allegedly striking a security guard at a bar.

Ohio State officials did not immediately comment on either incident and declined to confirm Hyde’s dismissal from the team.

Hyde, a 6-foot, 242-pound senior from Naples, Fla., rushed for 970 yards on 185 carries last season, second best on the team behind quarterback Braxton Miller, and was the unbeaten Buckeyes’ leading scorer with 17 touchdowns and 102 points.

Court records in Monroe County, Ind., indicate Roby was arrested early Sunday morning in Bloomington, Ind., and is facing preliminary charges of misdemeanor battery resulting in bodily injury. He posted bond.

Hoke invites boy who named cancer ‘Michigan’: Michigan head coach Brady Hoke invited young Ohio State fan Grant Reed, who named his cancer “Michigan,” to see the Buckeyes play the Wolverines this fall in Ann Arbor, Mich.

A Michigan spokesman confirmed that Hoke called Reed and his family and Columbus TV station WCMN reported the 12-year- old’s father, Troy, said his son gladly accepted Hoke’s offer.

Wade, ex-wife reach financial settlement

NBA: Dwyane Wade’s attorney said the Miami Heat guard has finally reached a financial settlement with his ex-wife, ending their divorce saga. Attorney James Pritikin says Wade “provided a very generous settlement” to ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches. Wade filed for divorce in 2007, and it was granted in 2010.

The settlement was announced three days after Funches sat on a busy Chicago street and said Wade left her homeless and destitute. Pritikin says Wade has been paying his ex-wife $25,000 a month, plus paid her mortgage, for four cars, insurance, taxes and the fees incurred by the 16 attorneys she retained during the divorce and custody fights.

Warriors top Suns for Vegas league title: Ian Clark scored 33 points and hit seven of 10 3-pointers to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 91-77 victory over the Phoenix Suns in the championship game of the NBA’s Vegas Summer League in Las Vegas. Toronto’s Jonas Valanciunas was named MVP of the league, while Clark was named title-game MVP.

• Around the league: The Toronto Raptors signed D.J. Augustin to a one-year deal so he can back up starting point guard Kyle Lowry. The 25-year-old defensive specialist has averaged 9.6 points, 4.0 assists and 24.5 minutes in 358 career games. … The Utah Jazz signed free agent guard John Lucas III, who played last season with the Raptors. The 5-foot-11 guard averaged 5.3 points and 1.7 assists in 13.1 minutes in a career-high 63 games last season, his fifth in the league. … The Los Angeles Clippers signed free agent center Byron Mullens, who played the last two seasons in Charlotte. The 7-foot Mullens averaged a career-high 10.6 points and 6.4 rebounds in 53 games last season with the Bobcats. … The Dallas Mavericks hired 35-year-old Houston Rockets executive Gersson Rosas of Colombia as general manager, filling a spot that had been vacant since Don Nelson left the franchise eight years ago.

Wright fails physical, nixing trade to 49ers

NFL: Cornerback Eric Wright failed his physical with the San Francisco 49ers, nullifying a trade to bring him to Northern California from Tampa Bay. He was subsequently released by the Buccaneers.

San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh declined to say specifically what portion of the physical Wright failed, thus ending a quirky four-day stretch that began after the 49ers appeared to have acquired the former second-round draft pick from Tampa Bay on Friday in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2014.

Shortly thereafter, reports surfaced that Wright had been arrested a week earlier in Los Angeles on an unspecified misdemeanor charge. It’s unclear if the 49ers were aware of Wright’s situation when they made the trade.

• Jaguars waive rookie QB Rodgers: The Jacksonville Jaguars waived rookie quarterback Jordan Rodgers, parting ways with the former Vanderbilt starter four days before training camp.

Rodgers, the younger brother of Green Bay star Aaron Rodgers, missed most of offseason workouts following surgery to repair a sports hernia.

Former doubles partners trade blows

Miscellany: A fight broke out between two former badminton doubles partners from Thailand at the Canada Open in Vancouver, British Columbia, over the weekend, prompting the Badminton World Federation to launch an investigation.

During a change of ends Sunday in the doubles final, Bodin Issara lunged at Maneepong Jongjit, chasing him onto a neighboring court before punching him several times.

Issara, who needed two stitches, says Jongjit hit him with a badminton racket. The pair had already received a warning from the referee following a verbal exchange.

• Jets re-sign center Little for 5 years: The Winnipeg Jets re-signed center Bryan Little to a five-year contract worth $23.5 million, avoiding salary arbitration. The 25-year-old Little plays on Winnipeg’s top line with captain Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler.

• Cyclist O’Grady retires after 17th Tour: Australian rider Stuart O’Grady has announced his retirement, one day after completing a record-tying 17th Tour de France.

The 39-year-old O’Grady ended a 19-year professional career highlighted by three Tour stage wins and by wearing the Tour leader’s yellow jersey for nine days.


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