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Tuesday's Sports In Brief

Tuesday's Sports In Brief

Anyone in the market for an eight-bedroom, 11-bath home owned by one of the most notorious quarterbacks in NFL history?
Well, it's still available.
Michael Vick's gated-community home in suburban Atlanta went up for auction with a minimum price of $3.2 million _ a half-million dollars less than Vick paid before he moved into the luxurious dwelling in 2005. But no one showed with the qualifying payment of $160,000, which was required just to start the bidding.
Vick is in the closing months of a nearly two-year sentence for his role in funding a dogfighting ring, a criminal case that left the once-celebrated Atlanta Falcons quarterback in financial shambles. He is scheduled to be released July 20, and could be transferred to home confinement as early as May 21.
Vick's lakefront home in Sugarloaf Country Club is being sold as part of his bankruptcy case, with the goal of paying off a portion of his massive debts.
SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Star running back LaDainian Tomlinson agreed to a renegotiated deal that gives the team salary cap relief, the Chargers confirmed.
Financial terms weren't immediately available for the three-year contract for Tomlinson, the 2006 NFL MVP. A news conference was scheduled for Wednesday morning.
Tomlinson had been due $24 million over the next three seasons, including $6,725,000 in 2009. His salary cap number would have been $8.8 million in 2009, including a prorated share of the signing bonus from his 2004 contract.
Tomlinson was slowed during the regular season with a toe injury, then hurt his groin in the season finale. He was forced out of an overtime playoff win against the Indianapolis Colts and sat out against the Steelers, the first game he'd missed due to injury in his brilliant eight-year career.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Coaching great John Wooden was released from the hospital after a bout with pneumonia.
UCLA, the school Wooden coached to a record 10 national titles, said the 98-year-old is resting at home. Wooden was admitted to a Los Angeles-area hospital Feb. 13.
Nan Muehlhausen, Wooden's daughter, says her father is happy to be out of the hospital but still needs plenty of rest.
His family requested that well-wishers not call or visit.
Wooden spent time in the hospital a year ago after breaking his left wrist and collarbone in a fall at his suburban condo.
He retired from coaching 34 years ago.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
COLUMBIA, Missouri (AP) _ The University of Missouri has reached a settlement in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the family of a former reserve linebacker who collapsed on the field during a 2005 preseason workout.
A Boone County judge still must approve the undisclosed settlement, referred to in court records filed this week in the lawsuit over the death of Aaron O'Neal.
James Bartimus, a lawyer for O'Neal's mother, Deborah O'Neal, said he could not discuss the details until the court approves the agreement. A hearing is set for later this month.
O'Neal was a 19-year-old redshirt freshman from suburban St. Louis who collapsed on the Memorial Stadium field during a voluntary workout in July 2005. He died less than two hours later.
The lawsuit alleged that school employees failed to take medical precautions required by O'Neal's carrying of the sickle cell trait. The hereditary condition has been linked to heat stroke and exercise-induced collapse.
AUTO RACING
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) _ The crew member who chased a tire across pit road, forcing NASCAR to throw a race-changing caution at Atlanta Motor Speedway, was suspended four races.
Jimmy Watts, the gas man for Marcos Ambrose's crew, was also placed on probation through the end of the year. Frank Kerr, the crew chief for the No. 47 Toyota, was also placed on probation because NASCAR deemed him responsible for the actions of the team.
Watts chased a rolling tire across pit road and into the infield grass when it got away from Ambrose's stall during a round of green-flag stops 67 laps into Sunday's race. NASCAR called a caution and the action put more than half the field at least one lap down.
NASCAR officials have indicated that because the tire came to a stop, they likely would have waited until the pit stops had cycled through to call the caution. But because Watts was dangerously close to the racing surface, where cars were passing by at nearly 200 mph, NASCAR had to throw the yellow flag.
HOCKEY
OTTAWA (AP) _ Larry Regan, a former NHL rookie of the year who became the first general manager of the Los Angeles Kings and coached the team for a season, has died. He was 78.
Regan died Monday at the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital, the hospital said. He had a number of health problems, including Parkinson's disease.
He played five seasons in the NHL with Boston and Toronto. He won the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie in 1956-57 after finishing with 33 points for the Bruins. At 27 years old, he was one of the oldest Calder winners.
Regan was an excellent skater, stickhandler and penalty-killer who often scored with his team short-handed. In 280 career games, he totaled 41 goals and 95 assists.
Jack Kent Cooke, owner of the expansion Kings, hired Regan as head scout in 1966 before promoting him to GM. Regan, who coached the team in 1970-71 and the first month of the following season, remained with the Kings until 1973.


Updated : 2021-05-18 15:27 GMT+08:00