Charged Broncos safety T.J. Ward has been charged with misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace for allegedly throwing a glass mug at a female bartender at a Denver strip club earlier this month. Ward, 27, appeared in court Friday to face the charges stemming from the incident at 2:40 a.m. on May 10 at PT’s All Nude club.
• Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has been formally charged with two misdemeanor counts stemming from his arrest in March. Hamilton County (Indiana) prosecutors said Irsay had been charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with a schedule I or II controlled substance or its metabolite in the body. An affidavit says Irsay was driving under the influence of oxycodone and/or hydrocodone.
Sentenced Broncos director of player personnel, Matt Russell, accused of crashing into two cars while driving drunk, has been sentenced to seven months in jail after he pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and careless driving resulting in injury.
Suspended The NHL has given New York Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo an automatic 10-game suspension after he was ejected for physical abuse of officials during the first period of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against Montreal. Carcillo was punished after he appeared to twice elbow linesman Scott Driscoll, who was trying to keep Carcillo away from a fight.
Denied A federal judge denied the NCAA’s request to delay the trial on the antitrust suit by former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon and others. The trial will begin June 9 in Oakland, California, and has the potential to reshape the way major college sports operate. It will center on claims that the NCAA conspired to restrain competition in Division I sports and in the group licensing of broadcasts and video games.
Announced Rangers coach Alain Vigneault announced team forward Derek Stepan has a broken jaw and is undergoing surgery following a hit by Montreal’s Brandon Prust in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.