March 14, 2014 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Announced The Golden State Warriors announced Thursday guard Klay Thompson will miss today’s game against Cleveland to attend the funeral of his grandfather in the Bahamas. The team says Thompson’s status for Sunday’s game at Portland is undetermined at this time.

• ESPN announced Chris Fowler is taking over play-by-play responsibilities for the marquee Saturday night college football game on ABC. Fowler signed a nine-year contract extension through 2023. The network said a day earlier that Brent Musburger was leaving “Saturday Night Football” and doing games for SEC Network.

Ruled A judge ruled former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will remain in a Los Angeles jail now that authorities in Arizona have charged him with sexually assaulting two women. Superior Court Judge Renee Korn said the charges filed in Tempe, Ariz., are a valid reason to keep the athlete in custody and deny house arrest.

Passed Offensive tackle Jonathan Martin passed his physical and is now officially a member of the San Francisco 49ers. Martin was traded from the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday and is now reunited with his college coach, Jim Harbaugh.

Sentenced Former Fiesta Bowl chief executive John Junker was sentenced to 8 months in federal prison after acknowledging that he participated in an illegal campaign contribution scheme. Junker pleaded guilty two years ago to a conspiracy charge in the scheme in which bowl employees made illegal campaign contributions to politicians. Among other things, Junker received cars, country club memberships and $1,200 for a trip to a strip club.

• Bayern Munich president and former Bayern soccer star Uli Hoeness was found guilty and sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for evading millions of dollars in tax through an undeclared Swiss bank account.

Selected St. Louis has been selected to host a Fed Cup playoff between the United States and France with a spot in the World Group on the line. The U.S. Tennis Association announced that the playoff will be held April 19-20 at Saint Louis University. The playoff winners will advance to the World Group in 2015. The losers play in World Group II.

Hired The Pac-12 has hired West Coast Conference Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich as deputy commissioner and chief operating officer. Zaninovich replaces Kevin Weiberg, who is stepping down at the end of the academic year.

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