A New York nurse who was shot in the head after a scuffle at a Las Vegas strip club involving Adam “Pacman” Jones has sued the suspended Tennessee Titans’ cornerback and the company she says hired him to throw thousands of dollars at strippers. Natalie Jones claimed in her suit, filed last week in Clark County District Court, that “Jones and his entourage” were responsible for firing a…
Kurt Busch is staying out of trouble these days, no longer making waves as a NASCAR bad boy.
No. 756 is going to auction. Barry Bonds’ record-breaking home run ball will be sold online, and fortunate fan Matt Murphy figures to be a half-million dollars richer. The 21-year-old New York man said Tuesday he had no choice but to sell the ball — several people told him he would be taxed on the valuable souvenir if he holds onto it.
Left-hander Chuck James went on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with tightness in the back of his pitching shoulder, meaning he will miss at least one start for the Atlanta Braves. James originally was scheduled to start Tuesday against the Cincinnati Reds. Instead, the Braves called up left-hander Jo-Jo Reyes from Triple-A Richmond to take his place.
The minor league pitcher involved in the fight for which Jose Offerman is facing two counts of second-degree assault after charging the mound with a bat, has been suspended for his role in the incident. The independent Atlantic League also fined Matt Beech of the Bridgeport Bluefish an undisclosed amount.
NFL commissioner Roger Goddell is not rushing to judgment on disciplinary action against Michael Vick. In all likelihood, Goodell will wait until the Atlanta Falcons quarterback enters a guilty plea Monday to federal dogfighting conspiracy charges before deciding on the league’s punishment. Previously, the NFL said it was waiting for a report from its observers, a group headed by Eric Holder a…
From flipping a coin to filling in blanks. Cleveland’s starting quarterback drama has turned again. During his post-practice news briefing Tuesday, Browns coach Romeo Crennel said he may delay naming a starter until the week before his club’s Sept. 9 season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has narrowed his choice to two candidates: Charlie Frye and a mystery man.
Michael Vick’s legal troubles from dogfighting could get even worse. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback faces possible prosecution in state court, where punishment might far exceed the maximum five years in prison that could await him in his federal case. Local prosecutor Gerald Poindexter has said he likely will pursue charges against Vick, who has plummeted from favorite son to a symbol of animal…
Jockey Perry Ouzts earned his 5,000th career victory Tuesday when he rode Kandinsky to a wire-to-wire win in the first race at River Downs. Ouzts, 53, accepted a trophy that commemorated his accomplishment and posed for the traditional jockey photo. Then he went on to win two more races. He is River Downs’ career leading rider, once winning five of six mounts on a single card.
The return to the racetrack by Hendrick Motorsports crew chiefs Chad Knaus and Steve Letarte after six-week suspensions had mixed results.
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