Settled Former Fed Cup captain Zina Garrison settled her racial discrimination lawsuit with the U.S. Tennis Association. Papers filed in federal court on Wednesday show that a deal was signed on Aug. 27, though its terms were not disclosed. Garrison, who is black, filed her lawsuit in February, saying she was treated unfairly because she was paid a lower salary than Davis Cup coach Patrick McEnroe.
Signed Minnesota signed right wing Petr Sykora to a one-year, $1.6 million contract Thursday. Sykora ranked fourth on the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins last season with 46 points in 76 games.
Fined Fifteen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer was fined $1,500 for using a profanity while arguing with the chair umpire during the U.S. Open final. CBS microphones picked up the exchange during its live broadcast.
Denied Four-time boxing champion Acelino “Popo” Freitas denied any involvement in the murder of his niece’s boyfriend. Freitas said he didn’t approve the relationship of the man with his 17-year-old niece, and acknowledges that he talked to him the day of the murder. But Freitas said in Salvador, Brazil, that he did not order his killing.
Sidelined Starting right tackle Jim Cordle, the most experienced offensive lineman for No. 11 Ohio State, will miss the next three to four weeks with an ankle injury.
•Illinois starting linebacker Martez Wilson will miss the rest of the season with a neck injury.
Convicted Two brothers have been convicted in the killing of Olympic cycling champion Dmitry Nelyubin. Nelyubin was stabbed to death before dawn on New Year’s Day in 2005 on a St. Petersburg, Russia, street where he and friends were setting off fireworks.
Charged Retired sprint champion Andrew Tynes of the Bahamas was charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy who was a student at the school where he taught P.E.
Died One of the original members of the Professional Bowlers Association, Dick Hoover, died at 79 in Akron, Ohio. Hoover, who won two American Bowling Congress Masters titles in the 1950s, helped start the PBA in 1958 with founder Eddie Elias, an attorney in Akron.
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