September 19, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Leaving Veteran Nevada boxing judge Cynthia “C.J.” Ross, who drew widespread criticism for scoring the title fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez a draw, said she’s stepping away from the ring, at least temporarily.

Charged A former NBA player best known for his 1990 tournament buzzer-beater for Connecticut is on trial in Trenton, N.J., on federal charges of wire fraud. Tate George is accused of carrying out a Ponzi scheme from 2005 to early 2011, netting him $2 million. Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva testified that he was swindled out of $250,000 by his fellow Connecticut alum.

Suspended BYU linebacker Spencer Hadley was suspended indefinitely following a violation of team rules. School officials did not elaborate on Hadley’s actions other than to say it was a “violation of team rules” and BYU’s honor code, which prohibits using alcohol, drugs and engaging in premarital sex.

Auctioned Former Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Bill Mazeroski will have several personal items auctioned at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory in November, including the jersey he wore in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series

Endorsed USA Cycling endorsed British challenger Brian Cookson over incumbent president Pat McQuaid for a contentious UCI election that will be decided Sept. 27 in Florence, Italy. Cookson has promised to rebuild cycling’s reputation and governance after years of doping allegations that reached a crescendo with the Lance Armstrong confession.

Renewed The Davis Cup’s oldest rivalry will resume next year when the United States hosts Britain. The teams met in the first Davis Cup match in 1900.

Suspended Italian tennis player Claudia Coppola was suspended for six months after being found guilty of two charges under the sport’s anti-corruption program. The Tennis Integrity Unit said Coppola, 18, admitted breaking the rules against fixing the outcome of a match and soliciting a player not to give his or her best effort.

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