- - Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Ramirez out on bail after allegedly slapping wife

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. — Former World Series MVP Manny Ramirez, a colorful slugger who abruptly retired this year amid allegations of banned substance use, is facing criminal prosecution on charges that he slapped his wife, Juliana, 32, during an argument.

Ramirez, 39, could get up to a year in jail if convicted of misdemeanor domestic battery charges. He was released on $2,500 bail Tuesday after spending the night in the Broward County Jail.

c The St. Louis Cardinals and pitcher Chris Carpenter (9-9, 3.75 ERA) agreed to a $21 million deal that will keep the 2005 NL Cy Young Award winner with the club through the 2013 season.


Adelman to replace Rambis as Timberwolves’ coach

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Rick Adelman as their next coach. Adelman, who replaces Kurt Rambis, becomes the 10th coach in franchise history

Adelman, 65, is 945-616 in 20 seasons as coach of Portland, Sacramento, Golden State and Houston. He is eighth on the NBA’s career wins list and parted ways with the Rockets in April.

No progress made; no further labor talks scheduled

NEW YORK — The start of the NBA season was thrown into doubt Tuesday after players and owners made no progress at a key labor meeting, with no further talks scheduled. Union executive director Billy Hunter says players were prepared to make a “significant” financial move, but found owners unwilling to compromise.


Violations land Boise State on three years’ probation

BOISE, IDAHO — The NCAA placed Boise State on probation for three years and imposed other sanctions Tuesday for major violations by the football program and other sports.

Under the sanctions, Boise State’s football program will be able to offer nine fewer scholarships through the 2013-14 season. That’s six fewer than Boise State’s self-imposed sanctions announced earlier this year. The football team will also be allowed fewer contact practices during spring training for three years.

Bowden reveals bout with prostate cancer

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden revealed he was successfully treated for prostate cancer in 2007, making the rounds Tuesday in New York to tell his story. Although he had kept it secret for more than four years, Bowden, 81, said he believed it was now “my moral duty to bring it out in the open.”


Bolt wins 100 meters in Zagreb in season-best time

ZAGREB, CROATIA — Usain Bolt ran a season-best 9.85 seconds to win the 100 meters at the Zagreb World Challenge, his first race in this event since his disqualification at the world championships last month. Bolt shaved 0.03 seconds off his previous fastest time this year.


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