Suh fined by NFL...Giants bring back Jacobs...Corrupt Cowboys...Bowyer denies intentional spin

Print
Email
|

Associated Press

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 10 at 7:05 PM

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAHM'-uh-kehn soo) has been fined $100,000 by the NFL for his illegal low block in the season-opening victory over the Minnesota last weekend. Suh hit Vikings center John Sullivan during an interception return, drawing a penalty that negated a touchdown by Detroit linebacker DeAndre Levy. The NFL fined Suh $30,000 last year for unnecessary roughness when he kicked Houston quarterback Matt Schaub in the groin area, and gave him a two-game suspension in 2011 for stomping on Green Bay's Evan Dietrich-Smith.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Running back Brandon Jacobs has returned to the New York Giants after playing for them from 2005-2011. Jacobs was signed by the team today following a tryout at the team's practice facility. Jacobs joins the team after starter David Wilson lost a pair of fumbles and the Giants rushed for just 50 yards in Sunday's season-opening loss to Dallas.

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) —Oklahoma State boosters and assistant coaches reportedly handed out tens of thousands of dollars to players for at least a decade as the program grew into a national power. That's according to Sports Illustrated, which quotes several former players by name and says some of them received $2,000 to $10,000 annually, with a few stars receiving $25,000 or more. Eight players told SI they received cash, while 29 others were named by teammates as taking money.

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer (BOY'-ur) has told ESPN he didn't intentionally spin his car in an effort to keep Ryan Newman from winning at Richmond Saturday night. Bowyer was making his first comments since NASCAR fined Michael Waltrip Racing $300,000 and docked MWR drivers Bowyer, Martin Truex, Jr. and Brian Vickers 50 standings points apiece for trying to manipulate the outcome of a race. The point deductions push Truex out of the Chase for the Championship and allows Newman to compete for the Sprint Cup title.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — German attorney Thomas Bach has been elected as the new president of the International Olympic Committee, succeeding the retiring Jacques Rogge (ROH'-guh). And U.S. Olympic Committee President Larry Probst has been overwhelmingly elected to the IOC, boosting U.S. hopes of regaining influence on the Olympic stage.

Print
Email
|