March 1, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Suspended The Nevada State Athletic Commission fined and suspended boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Thursday over a failed drug test last year before a Mexican Independence Day fight in Las Vegas. The popular, 27-year-old fighter, who’s the son of a famous boxer by the same name, tested positive for marijuana in September after his first professional loss. Chavez (46-1-1) was suspended for nine months from the date of the fight and fined $900,000, which amounts to 30 percent of his $3 million purse for the bout against Sergio Martinez.

Restructured The Dallas Cowboys have reworked the contracts of five starters, including DeMarcus Ware, Jason Witten and Miles Austin, to save salary-cap space. Dallas, which was penalized $5 million off its cap in both 2012 and 2013, needed to free up space. By restructuring the deals of the three stars, and cornerback Brandon Carr and center Ryan Cook, the Cowboys wiped out the $20 million they were projected to be over the cap this year.

Apologized Kansas coach Bill Self said the student government at Iowa State sent him a letter this week apologizing for a pair of incidents that occurred in the aftermath of the Jayhawks’ overtime win over the Cyclones on Monday night. The first occurred as an Iowa State fan charged after Self after the win, and had to be held back by security. The second occurred on Twitter, where racist and threatening comments were directed toward the Jayhawks’ Elijah Johnson.

Suspended University of Utah swim coach Greg Winslow has been suspended because of allegations that he sexually abused a teenage girl he coached in Arizona six years ago. Utah athletic director Chris Hill announced the suspension of Winslow, who was in his sixth season as the Utes’ swim coach. Though no charges have been filed, Hill said he believes the allegations are serious enough to warrant the suspension pending further investigation.

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