October 2, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Out Oregon running back De’Anthony Thomas is unlikely to play against Colorado this weekend after emerging from football practice wearing a boot on his injured right ankle. Running backs coach Gary Campbell told reporters on Tuesday that the speedy junior’s return is “not going to happen” when the No. 2 Ducks (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) visit Colorado (2-1, 0-0) on Saturday.

• Minnesota Timberwolves forward Chase Budinger has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is out indefinitely. Budinger had a procedure on his left meniscus. Budinger had a similar injury last basketball season that caused him to miss more than four months.

• Spanish Vuelta winner Chris Horner is out for the rest of the year with broken ribs. The American cyclist was injured in a high-speed pileup in the road race at the world championships in Italy on Sunday. His team says that Horner’s season is over and he will miss the Giro di Lombardia in Italy and the Tour of Beijing.

Suspended Oregon State forward Eric Moreland will miss 14 games this basketball season and Devon Collier will miss one for violating team rules. Moreland and Collier were both suspended indefinitely by coach Craig Robinson in July. Collier will be eligible to return Nov. 13 against Portland, and Moreland will return for the Jan. 9 against Stanford. Moreland averaged 9.4 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game last season. Collier averaged 12.6 points and six rebounds.

Retired After 32 years of building Texas into the wealthiest college program in the nation, Longhorns athletic director DeLoss Dodds says he’s ready to retire. Dodds and Texas president Bill Powers formally announced that Dodds, 76, will retire Aug. 31, 2014.

• Former Wimbledon finalist David Nalbandian of Argentina has announced his retirement from professional tennis due to injuries. The 31-year-old achieved a career-high ranking of No. 3 and was the runner-up at Wimbledon in 2002, losing to Lleyton Hewitt. He reached the semifinals or better at all four Grand Slam tournaments.

Announced Georgia-based Herschend Family Entertainment Corp. has acquired Harlem Globetrotters International Inc. from Shamrock Capital Advisors. Terms of the deal were not revealed. Herschend, based in Norcross, Ga., is a family-owned company that owns and operates 26 theme parks, aquariums and other attractions nationwide. The Phoenix-based Globetrotters have provided basketball hilarity to audiences since 1926, performing 25,000 “games” around the globe. The Globetrotters play about 400 games a year.

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