PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) - Trinidad and Tobago international soccer player Kevon Carter died of a suspected heart attack after training with his club team.
The Caribbean Football Union said the 30-year-old striker died Friday morning at a hospital. He had complained of chest pains following training at Macqueripe with the Defense Force Football Club in preparation for the CFU Club Championship.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Soccer’s governing body in Cyprus postponed all first division matches this weekend after a bombing damaged the car of a top referee in the country.
The move comes ahead of an exhibition game between the United States and Ukraine next Wednesday that was moved from Kharkiv because of violence in Ukraine.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Curie Metropolitan High School’s basketball team, ranked among the best in the nation, has forfeited this year’s games because several players were academically ineligible to compete.
Chicago Public Schools said seven players on Curie’s 24-1 varsity team were ineligible from the start of the 2013-14 season. Student athletes in the district must maintain a 2.0 GPA to participate in sports, or have an individual study plan in place to help them improve academically.
District CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett says Curie’s head coach Michael Oliver has been suspended.
Bill Marolt will step down as president and CEO of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association on Monday, to be replaced by former Alpine skier Tiger Shaw, who competed in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics.
Marolt had been planning to step down after the Olympics. The USSA won 17 medals at the Sochi Games, and 21 four years ago in Vancouver.