Sheryl Swoopes suffered a concussion during USA Basketball Women’s National Team practice in Honolulu and won’t travel with the team to compete in China. The injury happened Monday during a stopover while the team was practicing at the University of Hawaii.
The Big Sky Conference has named Weber State forward Valerie Sorenson and Montana State forward Blythe Hommes this week’s Big Sky Conference women’s co-players of the week. Sorenson tied her career-high of 20 points against Northern Arizona, hitting 8 of 10 from the floor. Hommes guided the Bobcats to a 54-51 comeback victory over Eastern Washington.
A federal judge in Las Vegas has stopped Lennox Lewis and his promoters from pursuing legal action in New Jersey aimed at getting the World Boxing Council to withhold its sanction of Frank Bruno’s title defense against Mike Tyson.
The order by U.S. District Judge Lloyd George means a hearing set Thursday in New Jersey will not be held and that the Bruno-Tyson bout almost certainly will be able to go forward as a championship fight.
With five-time champion Rick Swenson disqualified, a weary Martin Buser pulled into the tiny village of Nikolai, Alaska, on the Kuskokwim River, holding a slim lead in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Buser has gone nearly nonstop for two days and is 15 minutes ahead of Dee Dee Jonrowe on the 1,151-mile trek to Nome.
Raymond Floyd won the PGA Senior Slam for the second straight year, shooting a 65 to capture the four-man tournament in Los Cabos, Mexico, by three strokes.
Elaina Oden had four blocks, 20 kills and a service ace to lead the USA women’s volleyball team to a 3-1 upset over top-ranked Cuba in the conclusion of a five-match series. Cuba won 3-2 overall.
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