Sports Briefs

Published 12:42 am Thursday, June 30, 2011

Woman says Owens

won’t pay child support

ATLANTA (AP) — The mother of Terrell Owens’ child says the NFL star has refused to pay the full $5,000 a month in child support he owes.

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Melanie Paige Smith filed court papers June 20 in an Atlanta court seeking to hold the player in contempt.

Attorney Randall Kessler said Owens has refused to pay the full $5,000 for June. He says in court records that Owens’ financial advisers have informed Smith that the athlete has decided to no longer pay the full amount.

Owens, a free agent, is recovering from knee surgery and can’t sign with a team until the NFL lockout is resolved. Owens’ agent, Drew Rosenhaus, did not immediately return messages Wednesday seeking comment.

Sheen admits using

steroids for movie

NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Wild Thing’s fastball had a little extra juice.

Actor Charlie Sheen tells Sports Illustrated in its latest issue that he took steroids “for like six or eight weeks” while filming the 1989 movie “Major League.” He adds that the performance-enhancing drugs helped his fastball go from 79 mph to 85 mph.

Sheen played fireballing relief pitcher Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn, whose wayward pitches were often “jussst a bit outside,” as Bob Uecker’s character, radio broadcaster Harry Doyle, sarcastically announced during the hit comedy.

Sheen, who has made recent headlines for erratic behavior and his firing from the show “Two and a Half Men,” says it was the only time he took steroids and they made him a bit more irritable than normal.

Browns announce plans

for one-hour radio show

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns are going to “air” it out this season.

The team announced plans Thursday for a one-hour radio show, “Cleveland Browns Daily,” devoted to the NFL franchise, which has struggled in the 12 years since its expansion restart.

Hosted by Browns’ staffer and pro football writer, Vic Carrucci, the show will air from 6-7 p.m. weekdays on ESPN 850 WKNR. The team says fans will get comprehensive coverage and analysis of the Browns “on and off the field.” The Browns plan to incorporate the show with its other media platforms. They say guests will include members of the team’s front office, alumni and “various personalities from the football industry.”

Ohio State adds 11 more

to athletic Hall of Fame

COLUMBUS (AP) — Eleven members will join the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame this summer, including four football players who had NFL careers and a gymnast who won a bronze medal with the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team.

The Men’s Varsity O Alumni Association and the Women’s Varsity O Alumnae Society announced the 2011 Hall of Fame class on Wednesday.

Members include football players Mike Doss (1999-2002), Orlando Pace (1994-96), Leo Raskowski (1926-28) and Bobby Watkins (1952-54).

Also in the class are rower Didi Albrecht (2002-05), gymnast and Olympic medalist Raj Bhavsar (2000-03), wrestler Mitch Clark (1994-98), track and field star Katy Craig (1999-2002), pistol shooter Jessica Marshall (2001-04), softball player Stacey Roth (1999-2002) and golfer Kristen White (2002-05).

They will be inducted in September.

Cavaliers’ assistant takes

coaching job at Ohio State

COLUMBUS (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach Chris Jent is leaving the team to take a similar position at Ohio State, where he played for four seasons.

Buckeyes coach Thad Matta announced the move Wednesday. Jent replaces Brandon Miller, who resigned to spend more time with family.

Jent was a Cavaliers assistant since 2009, joining the organization in 2006 as director of player development. He played at Ohio State from 1988-92, scoring more that 1,000 points in 123 games.

The Sparta, N.J., native played two years in the NBA, with the New York Knicks and Houston Rockets.

He served as interim head coach and an assistant coach for Orlando in 2004-05, and as an assistant coach/player development for Philadelphia in 2003-04.