November 7, 1996 |
Boston College suspended 13 football players Wednesday for gambling, including two who allegedly bet against their school last month in a game against Syracuse. Thomas Reilly, the Middlesex County district attorney, said the two players did not influence the outcome of the game, which Syracuse won, 45-17. Although the two players were not identified, Reilly said one did not play in the game and the other played on special teams. "They realize that there are rules.
December 29, 2001 |
Suspended New Orleans Saint wide receiver Albert Connell surrendered Friday after arrest warrants were issued accusing him of stealing more than $4,000 from teammate Deuce McAllister. The first warrant alleges $863 was taken from McAllister's locker Dec. 5, and the second alleges $3,500 was taken from the running back's car Dec. 9, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said. Connell surrendered a few hours after the warrants were issued, Sheriff's Lt. Ed Still said.
October 28, 1995 |
There was a punch, no question. A high school football player ran after a referee and struck him. As the player was restrained by a teammate and a coach, the referee fell, his glasses smashed, his left eye bleeding. Everyone at Beverly Hills High watched in disbelief. Millions have seen the punch replayed on television news and magazine shows. What triggered it? Why did Kumasi Simmons, an honor student at Compton Centennial High, punch referee Ken Smotrys, 34, in the Oct. 20 game?
March 30, 2001 |
Tip Lefebvre, the only varsity baseball coach in Santa Margarita High history, has been fired. "As of today, Coach Tip Lefebvre will not be returning to [the] Santa Margarita faculty or coaching staff," read a statement released Thursday by the Diocese of Orange. "We regret that we are unable to have him return. It was a difficult decision."
April 27, 2006 |
USC quarterback Mark Sanchez, who was battling to become the Trojans' starter, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of sexual assault. Los Angeles Police Department officers took the 19-year-old redshirt freshman into custody about 4 p.m., after a female USC student told police she had been sexually assaulted by Sanchez in the early morning. Sanchez, from Mission Viejo, was arrested at the Cardinal Gardens apartment complex at 3131 McClintock Ave.
August 20, 2003 |
An infielder for the Inland Empire 66ers could face felony assault charges after striking a Lancaster JetHawk pitcher with a baseball bat late Monday night, sparking a 25-minute melee that resulted in the suspension of a California League game in Lancaster. Inland Empire second baseman Evel Bastida charged the mound and struck Lancaster reliever Josh Kranawetter in the lower back after Kranawetter had hit Bastida in the back with a pitch during the 15th inning of a game Inland Empire led, 7-4.
November 17, 1993 |
Isiah Thomas broke his right hand Tuesday when he punched Bill Laimbeer during a scuffle at a Detroit Piston practice. Witnesses said Thomas, who broke a rib Oct. 30 when he was elbowed by Laimbeer, became angry when Laimbeer elbowed him again. Thomas threw a punch that struck Laimbeer in the head. The team said Thomas broke the third metacarpal bone of his hand and will be sidelined for three to eight weeks. Neither Thomas nor Laimbeer commented on the incident.
March 17, 2000 |
Bob Knight gave a 20-minute testimonial to himself Thursday night, and everything associated with him--from Indiana University to the NCAA tournament--came out looking a little worse by the time he finished. Knight is on the offensive this week after CNN/SI aired allegations from former players Neil Reed and Richard Mandeville that Knight choked Reed at practice, kicked the university president out of practice and did other naughty things.
September 9, 2003 |
A UCLA quarterback situation already clouded by Matt Moore's leg injury was further muddled Monday when it was learned that backup John Sciarra was arrested last month in Newport Beach on misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct-public intoxication and giving false information to a police officer. Sciarra, a sophomore who has thrown only 12 passes in his UCLA career, moved up to No.
November 6, 2001 |
Lamar Odom, the centerpiece of a rising Clipper organization, was suspended Monday for at least five games without pay by the NBA for the second time in eight months for violating the terms of the league's anti-drug program. Odom, 22, will not be eligible to return until at least Nov. 16, when the Clippers host the Toronto Raptors at Staples Center. He suffered a bruised left foot Saturday against the Golden State Warriors and probably could not have played Monday against the Atlanta Hawks.