Sports BriefsPublished 3:27am Friday, July 27, 2012
Suh faces lawsuitcolors
over auto crash
DETROIT (AP) — Ndamukong Suh is being sued for just more than $1 million by a woman who claims she was injured in a December car crash in Oregon involving the Detroit Lions’ star.
Saadia Van Winkle accuses Suh of negligence, recklessness and intentional infliction of emotional distress in the suit, which her attorney says was filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.
Police said Suh was not impaired and was cooperative with officers following the Dec. 3 accident. In the following days, police said they had no plans to investigate the accident further after two women claimed they suffered injuries in the wreck.
The suit accuses Suh of lying to 911 operators about whether anyone was injured.
A message was left for Suh’s attorney.
3 arrested Razorbacks
dismissed from team
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas coach John L. Smith says three players arrested in May for burglary will not be a part of the team this season.
Receivers Marquel Wade and Maudrecus Humphrey, and tight end Andrew Peterson were arrested May 12 and charged with felony residential burglary. According to arrest reports, the three are accused of stealing textbooks, DVDs, laptops and more than $4,800 in cash from a university dormitory.
All have a trial date set for Aug. 27.
Smith confirmed Thursday that the three won’t be back this season, though he did leave open the possibility they could return next year.
Bonds asks for yet
another appeal delay
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Barry Bonds has requested another delay in his appeal of his obstruction of justice conviction.
Bonds’ lawyers asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday to postpone the deadline for his reply brief from Aug. 2 to Aug. 16.
A jury found Bonds guilty in April 2011 of one count of obstruction of justice, finding he gave an evasive answer in 2003 to a grand jury investigating illegal steroids distribution. The trial jury deadlocked on three counts of making false statements, charges which then were dropped.
Major League Baseball’s career home run leader was sentenced in December to 30 days of house arrest, two years of probation and a $4,000 fine.
His initial brief was due March 21 and the government’s response on April 20, but both sides obtained extensions.
Free agent West OKs
deal with Mavericks
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks re-signed free-agent guard Delonte West on Thursday. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
The 6-foot-3 West originally signed with Dallas as a free agent on Dec. 13. He averaged 9.6 points, 3.2 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 24.1 minutes in 44 games last season. He missed 21 games after fracturing and dislocating his right ring finger on Feb. 15 against Denver.
The former St. Joseph’s star was drafted 24th overall by Boston in 2004, and has averaged 9.7 points, 3.6 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 432 games in eight seasons for Boston, Seattle, Cleveland and Dallas.