- The Washington Times - Monday, May 2, 2011


Kings scrap plans to leave Sacramento for at least a season

The Sacramento Kings will remain in town for at least one more season to give vin Johnson a chance to follow through on his promise of a new arena.

The franchise had been considering a move to Anaheim, Calif., after several failed efforts to build a new arena in Sacramento, but the decision was made to give Johnson one more shot.

The Kings had until Monday to let the NBA know if they would seek permission to relocate. Johnson, a former NBA star, had spent the past few months doing his best to keep Sacramento’s only major sports team in town.

He arranged $10 million in sponsorship pledges from the corporate community, but it will be his ability to get a viable plan for a new arena that likely will determine the franchise’s long-term future.


Power captures rain-delayed IndyCar victory in Brazil

SAO PAULO | Will Power of Australia overcame a damaged car and a wet track to win IndyCar’s Sao Paulo 300 on Monday, a day after the race was postponed because of heavy rain on the streets of South America’s biggest city.

Graham Rahal was second and Ryan Briscoe third at the 2.5-mile, 11-turn Anhembi temporary street circuit.

Power, who started from the pole position, drove to victory for Penske after Japan’s Takuma Sato had to pit for fuel with about 10 minutes left. Sato led for 23 laps but finished eighth after his gamble failed.

Power finished 4.672 seconds ahead of Rahal and 7.904 in front of teammate Briscoe. It was his second win in four races this season, giving him the points lead going into the Indy 500 later this month.


KOSICE, SLOVAKIA | Nick Palmieri scored twice, and the United States scored four third-period goals to beat Norway 4-2 on Monday and advance to the second round of the ice hockey world championship.

Norway took a 2-0 lead with goals 73 seconds apart from Ken Andre Climb and Anders Bastiansen in the first period.

But Palmieri, who played for the New Jersey Devils, started the comeback and also scored the winner after Jack Skille (Florida Panthers) tied it at 2.


Study: Duerson had brain damage at time of suicide

BOSTON | Dave Duerson, a former NFL player who committed suicide in February, had “moderately advanced” brain damage related to blows to the head, according to the researcher who made the diagnosis.

“It’s indisputable” that Duerson had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disorder linked to repeated brain trauma, Dr. Ann McKee said Monday.

The findings were announced as part of an effort conducted by the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University’s School of Medicine.

Duerson played safety in the NFL for 11 seasons, seven with the Chicago Bears, and was chosen for four Pro Bowls before retiring in 1993.

From wire dispatches and staff reports



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