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Monday's Sports In Brief

Monday's Sports In Brief

Texas Tech suspended coach Mike Leach on Monday while the school investigated complaints from receiver Adam James about how he was treated after a concussion.
James is the son of former NFL player Craig James, now an analyst for ESPN.
Defensive coordinator Ruffin McNeill will be the interim coach when Texas Tech plays Michigan State in the Alamo Bowl on Jan. 2. School officials declined to identify the player, but James' family released a statement to The Associated Press saying it was Adam.
Leach arrived with the team in San Antonio and Adam James also was with the team, but not practicing. McNeill said he was told Monday afternoon that he was taking over for Leach, then told the players shortly afterward.
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Reggie Bush lost Monday in his bid to go to confidential arbitration to settle a lawsuit filed by a fledgling sports marketer.
The state Court of Appeal upheld a lower court's order denying Bush's motion to compel arbitration with Lloyd Lake, meaning the case will proceed in court. Lake is trying to recoup nearly $300,000 in cash and gifts the star running back and his family allegedly accepted while he was playing at the University of Southern California.
PRO FOOTBALL
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Colts coach Jim Caldwell believes he made the right call Sunday to rest his starters, even if everyone from NFL purists to Indianapolis fans disagree.
Caldwell essentially pulled the plug on the possibility of a perfect season when he bench Peyton Manning and his teammates to avoid the risk of injury against the New York Jets.
Since then, Indy radio shows have been flooded with callers and faxes from angry fans. Some said they wanted refunds. Others suggested the Colts didn't lose to the Jets, they forfeited.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) _ Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren has not decided if coach Eric Mangini will be back next season.
Holmgren, who signed a five-year contract to try and fix the Browns, said he will wait until he arrives in Cleveland next week before making any changes. Holmgren plans to meet with Mangini after the Browns (4-11) complete their season.
Holmgren said it would not be fair to discuss Mangini's status with one game left.
PRO BASKETBALL
HOUSTON (AP) _ A person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press that Tracy McGrady's representatives asked the Houston Rockets to trade him.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither side has made official comments.
The seven-time All-Star is coming back from offseason microfracture surgery on his left knee. He left the team and returned to Houston over the weekend.
NEW YORK (AP) _ Knicks guard Nate Robinson was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Monday after his agent made a trade request.
Robinson has not played in the Knicks' last 12 games. A two-time winner of the All-Star slam dunk contest, he has played in only 12 games this season and is averaging 11 points.
Agent Aaron Goodwin recently told reporters he'd asked the Knicks to move Robinson to another team. Robinson was fined for statements detrimental to the NBA.
BASEBALL
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ The San Francisco Giants have reached a preliminary agreement with free-agent infielder Mark DeRosa on a two-year contract.
Giants spokesman Jim Moorehead said the 12-year veteran passed a physical Monday and the team planned to formally announce his deal Tuesday.
San Francisco also is working to finalize a contract to bring back infielder Juan Uribe.
HOCKEY
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Capitals shook up their roster Monday by acquiring left wing Jason Chimera from the Blue Jackets in a trade for Chris Clark and defenseman Milan Jurcina.
The deal cuts about $2 million in salary this season from Washington's payroll.
Chimera has eight goals and nine assists this season, along with 47 penalty minutes, more than anyone on Washington's roster.
BOXING
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ The head of the Nevada boxing commission ordered Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. to submit to urine tests Monday as a way of trying to break the impasse that has threatened to derail their proposed March 13 megafight.
Pacquiao and Mayweather must submit to the tests within 48 hours or face possible fines or suspension by the Nevada Athletic commission.
HORSE RACING
ALBANY, New York (AP) _ The New York state comptroller subpoenaed financial records Monday from the New York Racing Association and is challenging the group's claim that it may need another bailout to save the Belmont Stakes.
The association got $105 million from the state and forgiveness of millions more in state debt in 2008. It is refusing to open its books to Thomas DiNapoli's auditors, saying a recent court ruling limits the comptroller's authority to examine its finances.


Updated : 2021-01-27 13:05 GMT+08:00