Friday, September 7, 2012

Tennis HOF, NASCAR, Univ. of Oregon, R. A. Dickey & Graeme McDowell News: 9/7, Vol. 224, 3rd Edition


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Random drug testing for all
athletes at Univ. of Oregon
including the summer
For your Quick News & Notes, junior featherweight prospect Robert Marroquin still will be a part of the Sergio Martinez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. HBO PPV card on September 15 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, but instead he will fight Alejandro Lopez in a 10-round nontitle bout, Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told ESPN.com on Thursday, Tom Kenville, the former Associated Press and New York Times sports writer who served as a publicist for the great Muhammad Ali, passed away at the age of 82….may God rest his soul in peace, five-time major champion Martina Hingis, 1991 Wimbledon winner Michael Stich and doubles star Helena Sukova are among the nominees for the International Tennis Hall of Fame, NASCAR on Thursday passed a rule that will curb the ability of teams to set their cars up in a way that gives the driver easier rear steer, that will take effect this week in Chicago and it seems to be aimed at Hendricks Motorsports, as they have been alleged of gains in the rear housing this season that gave its cars an aerodynamic advantage, the NCAA and the men's basketball selection committee have discussed the possibility of moving the Final Four out of a dome and into an arena in a major metropolitan city, as it hasn’t been in an arena since 1996, embattled Texas Tech men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie was released from the University Medical Center in Lubbock on Thursday after being treated for high blood pressure, according to Red Raiders associate athletic director Blayne Beal.
The University of Oregon is implementing random drug testing of all its athletes after an ESPN The Magazine report earlier this year estimated that between 40 and 60 percent of the football team smoked marijuana, Virginia Tech receiver D.J. Coles will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, the school announced Thursday, Arkansas coach John L. Smith says starting fullback Kiero Small injured his foot on Wednesday and is expected to undergo surgery, the Oklahoma State Cowboys released their first injury report of the season Thursday, listing redshirt freshman cornerback Jonavan Griffin and freshman linebacker Jeremiah Tshimanga out with season-ending knee injuries, Arkansas coach John L. Smith has filed for bankruptcy protection over debts he incurred through real estate investments in Kentucky and the court filings show Smith has assets of between $1 million and $10 million and debts of between $10 million and $50 million, while the NHL and the NHL Players' Association stay away from the negotiating table, discussions have taken place behind the scenes in an effort to restart talks as a lockout deadline looms, Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy is alert after having surgery for a skull fracture and brain contusion caused by a line drive to his head on Wednesday night, Cleveland Indians closer Chris Perez blasted his team management and front office for basically not spending enough money to put a winning team on field in comparison to the Detroit Tigers, Miami Marlins relief pitcher Juan Carlos Oviedo, also known as Leo Nunez, underwent Tommy John surgery on Thursday and is expected to miss most of the 2013 season, R. A. Dickey, the New York Mets' ace has a deal with Dial Books for Younger Readers for three books, the publisher announced Thursday and the books will include a children's version of his memoir "Wherever I Wind Up," scheduled for next fall, minor leaguer St. Louis first baseman Alan Ahmady was suspended after a second violation for a drug of abuse and San Francisco minor league catcher Leonardo Rojas was banned after testing positive for metabolites of Nandrolone, and finally, Graeme McDowell, the 2010 U.S. Open champion, was the victim of golf's precarious rules, incurring a two-stroke penalty on his final hole (the par-5 ninth) because he grazed a leaf while addressing his ball in a bunker……grazed a little bitty leaf…..come on man!
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