Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Professional Sports
Lawyer: No charges against Pounceys in club fight

The attorney for NFL offensive linemen Mike and Maurkice Pouncey says no charges will filed against the twin brothers stemming from a July altercation at a Miami Beach nightclub.

Lawyer Jeffrey Ostrow said in an email Wednesday that Miami-Dade County prosecutors informed him the brothers won't be charged in the fight at Cameo nightclub.

Report: Cannavaro investigated for tax evasion

Italy's winning World Cup captain Fabio Cannavaro is reportedly under investigation for tax evasion.

Local media report that nearly one million euros (more than $1 million) worth of goods linked to Cannavaro were sequestered by tax police in his hometown of Naples.

Greek team punished for fan's death

A third division football team in Greece has been punished by the country's football association after a fan died after being attacked by home fans at a match in September.

The association on Wednesday announced sanctions against the club, Irodotos, which include deducting 15 points, ordering 10 home matches to be played without fans in attendance, and a ban on acquiring new players for the rest of the current season.

Pure Michigan NASCAR race renewed for 3 years

The Pure Michigan tourism campaign will sponsor a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race for three more years.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Michigan International Speedway announced their extended partnership Tuesday to host the Pure Michigan 400. Speedway president Roger Curtis says the two groups share the goal of bringing more visitors to Michigan.

Sporting director to leave McLaren F1 team

Sporting director Sam Michael is to leave the McLaren F1 team at the end of the season and return to his native Australia.

The team, which next season reunites with Honda as its engine supplier, said Michael is departing "on extremely good terms" after handing in his notice in March.

Pope praises Bayern Munich after Roma rout

Pope Francis welcomed the victorious Bayern Munich team to the Vatican after its 7-1 Champions League rout of Roma, telling the players Wednesday they "played a wonderful game" and receiving a signed jersey and ball in return.

CEO Karl Heinz Rummenigge said it was "a great honor" for the German club and announced Bayern would donate to Francis one million euros in proceeds from a future friendly match for charitable purposes.

FA investigates Norwich player's racism allegation

The English Football Association is investigating allegations by Norwich striker Cameron Jerome that he was racially abused by an opponent.

During an English second-tier match against Leeds on Tuesday, Jerome complained to the referee about alleged abuse from defender Giuseppe Bellusci.

Englishman with 2nd tier club found dead

A Norwegian second division football club says its English midfielder Thomas Andrew Morgan has been found dead.

Gjovik-Lyn said Wednesday on its website that the 23-year-old was found late Tuesday in the Hunnselva river i Gjovik, just north of Oslo. The cause of death was not immediately known.

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