September 25, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Died Former Louisiana State coach Paul Dietzel, who led the Tigers to their first football national championship in 1958, has died at age 89. An LSU spokesman said Dietzel died early Tuesday after a brief illness, but didn’t provide details. Dietzel coached LSU from 1955 until 1961, and later Army and South Carolina. He also broadcast Southern Conference football games and helped create Samford University’s athletics department before returning to LSU as athletics director from 1978 until 1982. The Tigers beat Clemson in the 1959 Sugar Bowl.

Attacked A teenage football fan suffered a concussion and a broken arm and nose at Candlestick Park after police say he was attacked during the San Francisco 49ers 27-7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts this weekend. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that a 29-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of beating the 15-year-old boy for urinating in the man’s car.

Filed Justice Department lawyers are urging a federal judge not to dismiss the government’s fraud lawsuit against Lance Armstrong. In court filings, federal lawyers argued the United States Postal Service was forever tainted by its sponsorship of Armstrong’s team while he was using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.

Fined The NHL has fined Buffalo Sabres coach Ron Rolston for his role in a brawl that broke out during a preseason game against Toronto on Sunday. The league punished Rolston on Tuesday for “player selection and team conduct.” The amount of the fine wasn’t revealed. Sabres enforcer John Scott initiated the melee when he attempted to go after Toronto forward Phil Kessel before a faceoff midway through the third period. That prompted a series of fights that involved all 12 players – including both goalies – and led to 211 penalty minutes and three ejections.

Reported Two people with knowledge of the plans say the 2015 NBA All-Star weekend will be split between two New York arenas, with Madison Square Garden to host the game. Barclays Center in Brooklyn will host the Saturday skills events, the people confirmed to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the plans were to be announced at a press conference today.

Agreed A person with knowledge of the deal says Indiana forward Paul George agreed to a new long-term contract with the Pacers. A news conference is scheduled today. George was the NBA’s Most Improved Player last season and had made it clear he wanted to stay with the team that drafted him with the No. 8 overall pick in 2010.

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