June 27, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Agreed Soccer star Carlos Tevez has agreed to a three-year contract with Juventus. The Italian champions said the deal was subject to a physical. Juventus said he will wear Alessandro Del Piero’s old No. 10 jersey, which Tevez promptly displayed from a balcony. Del Piero left Juventus a year ago after 19 seasons with the club. Manchester City agreed on Tuesday to sell Tevez after four seasons in a transfer worth up to 12 million pounds ($18.5 million) with bonuses.

Testified New Jersey officials say they want to shine a light on sports gambling by legalizing it, arguing in a U.S. appeals court that betting on games can’t be eliminated but can be controlled. Gov. Chris Christie has led the fight to bring sports betting to the state’s struggling casinos and racetracks. But a 1992 federal law limits it to Nevada and three other states. Former U.S. Solicitor General Theodore Olson, representing the state, says the federal law discriminates against the other 46 states.

Reprimanded Mississippi’s Marshall Henderson received a public reprimand from the NCAA because of his actions following a third-round loss during the NCAA basketball tournament in March. The NCAA said Henderson made an “inappropriate gesture” toward the crowd after losing to LaSalle.

Hired The newly reconstituted Big East Conference has hired former WNBA president Val Ackerman, a member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, as its commissioner.

Announced The U.S. Golf Association announced that CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, Calif., has been awarded the 2016 U.S. Women’s Open.

• A lawyer representing Gary Player says the golfer will oppose a claim of $1 million by his former caddie and business partner in South Africa for an unpaid loan. Dave King has gained an interim court order that potentially allows him to sue Player for assets the nine-time major champion holds in South Africa, including shares in a stud farm. King claims he loaned Player the money in 1999.

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