Bobcats sing a different tune: Trade Carroll for Warrick
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Charlotte Bobcats acquired forward Hakim Warrick from the New Orleans Hornets for guard Matt Carroll on Tuesday.
In 499 games over eight NBA seasons with five teams, the 6-9 Warrick has averaged 9.5 points and 4.1 rebounds with a .494 field goal percentage.
Carroll, a nine-year NBA veteran, wasn’t in Charlotte’s rotation.
USA Basketball re-elects Colangelo as chairman
NEW YORK – Jerry Colangelo was re-elected to a second term as chairman of USA Basketball after overseeing a program that has dominated world basketball under his guidance.
Colangelo started as USA Basketball managing director in 2005 before being elected to his first term as chairman. The U.S. men and women won gold in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, the 2010 world basketball championships, and both programs are ranked No. 1 in the world.
Colangelo said this summer he planned to stay on, though both men’s coach Mike Krzyzewski of Duke and women’s coach Geno Auriemma of Connecticut have said they don’t plan to return.
Cheating? Know a cheat? Call 1-800-The-Dope hotline
AIGLE, Switzerland – The International Cycling Union has pledged to create a confidential hotline for riders to report “issues or concerns relating to doping” in the wake of the Lance Armstrong affair.
UCI President Pat McQuaid made the promise in an open letter on the organization’s website.
McQuaid said riders can receive reduced penalties in exchange for cooperation, though amnesties currently are prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Code.
Czechs will host Spain for a rare Davis Cup double
PRAGUE – With Rafael Nadal sidelined with an injury, the Czech Republic team hopes to complete a rare double this weekend when it takes on defending champion Spain in the 100th Davis Cup final.
Two weeks after the Czech women secured the Fed Cup title at Prague’s O2 Arena, Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek will try to equal the feat at the same venue. No country has won both competitions in the same year since the United States in 1990.
Tennis mulls anti-doping step to match cycling and track
PARIS – Tennis is considering whether to adopt blood-testing measures used by cycling and track to catch drug cheats.
In the wake of cyclist Lance Armstrong’s life ban from sports for doping, Roger Federer and Andy Murray called for more out-of-competition and blood testing in tennis.
The ITF and the World Anti-Doping Agency conducted just 21 out-of-competition blood tests – used to detect the abuse of growth hormone, transfusions using blood from donors, and blood-doping substances CERA and HBOCs – in tennis in 2011.
The vast majority of tests in tennis in 2011 – 2,019 of a total of 2,150 – were urine.
Vonn remains hospitalized with ‘severe intestinal pain’
VAIL – Lindsey Vonn remained hospitalized in Colorado on Tuesday with “severe intestinal pain” that has been affecting her the last two weeks.
Vonn’s spokesman, Lewis Kay, wrote in an email that the four-time overall World Cup champion was “awaiting results from diagnostic testing for severe intestinal pain.”
Vonn’s ski technician, Heinz Haemmerle, told the AP that this isn’t the first time the racer has gone to the hospital in Vail.
Haemmerle, who prepares Vonn’s Head skis and has been on hand in Colorado awaiting her recovery, said that Vonn hasn’t trained since going out in the second run of the season-opening giant slalom Oct. 27 in Soelden, Austria.