Sports in Brief: Former NBA player Rogers paralyzed
Former Wake Forest basketball star Rodney Rogers is paralyzed from the shoulders down after an all-terrain vehicle accident, the News & Observer of Raleigh-Durham, N.C., reported yesterday.
Former Wake Forest basketball star
is paralyzed from the shoulders down after an all-terrain vehicle accident, the News & Observer of Raleigh-Durham, N.C., reported yesterday.
Former Demon Deacons coach
told the newspaper about Rogers' condition.
Rogers, the ACC player of the year in 1993, was riding in the woods in rural Vance County, N.C., last week when he fell off the vehicle, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol.
He was transferred from Duke Hospital to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, which specializes in rehabilitation for people with catastrophic injuries.
The 37-year-old Durham native had a 12-year NBA career (including a brief stint with the 76ers) and won the league's sixth-man award in 1999-2000.
Utah State hired Utah defensive coordinator
as its head football coach, and Toledo hired Oklahoma State defensive coordinator
Texas Tech was working on a contract extension for
, who has removed himself from consideration at Washington. Fresno State coach
also took his name out of the mix to replace Washington's
, who was fired.
Auburn's wish list to replace
, who resigned, includes Leach, Louisiana Tech's
, and Arkansas'
, plus assistant coaches
of Florida State and
Tuberville became the third Southeastern Conference coach to depart this season. The others are
at Mississippi State and
replaced Fulmer on Sunday.
Penn State senior
, who plays the Nittany Lion mascot, will miss the Rose Bowl after being suspended for violating team rules.
Sheep, of Chambersburg, Pa., was charged with driving under the influence on Nov. 22.
Fresno State accepted a bid to play in the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 20.
was released from the hospital a day after a head-to-head collision with teammate
during the Wildcats' basketball victory over Lamar on Wednesday. Medical tests showed no damage.
was arrested on an outstanding warrant stemming from a 2007 robbery charge in Miami. . . . Texas Tech defensive back
, a reserve, was arrested in Lubbock on two cocaine-related charges. . . . Clemson backup quarterback
had surgery on his right shoulder but could be ready to play in the Gator Bowl on New Year's Day.
Petty Enterprises is in discussions to merge its franchise with Gillett Evernham Motorsports, the Associated Press reported.
Petty, the team founded by seven-time series champion
, has no full-time sponsorship lined up for next season.
Honda will pull out of Formula One unless a new sponsor can be found within three months, the Associated Press reported.
birdied the 18th hole to finish the first round with a 6-under-par 66 and a share of the lead at the storm-delayed Australian PGA tournament in Coolum. New Zealand's Tim Wilkinson, who completed his first round before a thunderstorm hit the Hyatt Regency resort course, also shot a 66.
ran off four straight birdies late in her round for a 7-under 65 that put her in a tie for the lead with
of Japan after the second of five rounds at the LPGA's qualifying tournament at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.
tied the course record at the Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa, by shooting a 9-under 63 in the first round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
Dallas Stars forward
met for three hours in New York with NHL commissioner
, who said he would issue a ruling on Avery's suspension today.
Bettman suspended Avery indefinitely on Tuesday for making degrading remarks on camera about his former girlfriends.
will return to ESPN as a hockey analyst on Jan. 1. Melrose was fired as coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning last month.