October 10, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Resigned Xavier women’s basketball coach Amy Waugh resigned Wednesday as she was getting ready to start her third season. The Musketeers went 21-36 during Waugh’s two seasons. Brian Neal, in his third year as an assistant, was made interim head coach.

Died Four-time All-Star Andy Pafko, who played on the last Chicago Cubs team to reach the World Series, died at age 92. Pafko died Tuesday of apparent natural causes in Bridgman, Mich.

Sidelined TCU defensive end Devonte Fields will miss the rest of the season because of a foot injury that will require surgery.

Alex Tagliani will replace injured three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti in the Oct. 19 season-ending IndyCar race at Fontana.

• Texas sophomore point guard Javan Felix underwent surgery on his left hip and is not practicing with the team. There was no specific timetable for Felix’s return.

• Former World Cup downhill champion Klaus Kroell had another operation on the left upper arm he broke after crashing in a super-G in March. The Austrian said he will resume training on snow in early November.

Waived The Los Angeles Lakers waived center Dan Gadzuric and center Eric Boateng.

Arrested NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Travis Kvapil is free on bond in Mooresville, N.C., following his arrest on charges of assault and false imprisonment in connection with a domestic dispute between him and his wife. No further details were provided.

• Georgia-based agent Terry Watson was charged with violating the state’s sports agent laws by providing gifts to three former Tar Heels football players – Marvin Austin, Greg Little and Robert Quinn – and obstruction of justice in an effort to sign them. The gifts were valued at $24,000.

Banned FIFA imposed a lifetime ban on a former executive committee member accused of corruption. The appeal committee of soccer’s governing body issued the sanction against Vernon Manilal Fernando, a Sri Lankan who had previously been banned for eight years.


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