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NBA Ex-Husky Robinson apologizes to Knicks, family, fans: Guard Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of...
Ex-Husky Robinson apologizes to Knicks, family, fans: Guard Nate Robinson of the New York Knicks was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of driving without a valid license.
Police said the 25-year-old Robinson, a former standout at Rainier Beach High School in Seattle and the University of Washington, was arrested after officers pulled him over in the Bronx at about 5:30 p.m. Police said they discovered Robinson had a suspended license.
Robinson was taken to the 52nd Precinct and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and issued a summons to return to court at a later date, police said.
Robinson is a restricted free agent, meaning the Knicks can match any offer he receives from another team. The team has said it hopes to keep him.
Robinson was in New York to work at a basketball camp. In a series of postings on his Twitter page, he apologized to the Knicks, his family and his fans, and thanked the police. He said he believed he was being pulled over for tinted windows but learned it was because he had an unpaid ticket that led to the suspended license.
He added the matter would be cleared up.
Ex-Duke basketball player to start at QB for Orange: Ex-Duke point guard Greg Paulus is the starting quarterback at Syracuse.
He won the job after transferring and getting an NCAA waiver to play football as a graduate student at the Newhouse School of Public Communications. Paulus, 23, was a Parade All-American as a record-setting quarterback in high school in Syracuse.
Coach Doug Marrone announced the decision.
Senior Cam Dantley, last season's starter, and two underclassmen also were in the running to start. The Orange opens the season at home Sept. 5 against Minnesota.
Oregon State's Catchings to miss season: Oregon State receiver Darrell Catchings will miss the season because of a broken bone in his right hand. A university spokesman said the junior will redshirt this season and have two years of eligibility remaining.
Champs Sports Bowl, Big East have a deal: Big East officials announced a four-year agreement that will give the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando, Fla., the choice of any conference team not headed to a Bowl Championship Series game. But under the deal, which starts with the 2010 postseason, the Big East runner-up might have to step aside in favor of Notre Dame once during those four years.
The Big East's No. 2 team had gone to the Gator or Sun bowls under an arrangement that also involved Notre Dame as well as the Big 12 Conference. That agreement ends after this season.
The Big East champion goes to a BCS game and the conference runner-up this season will head to the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla.
Track and field
Richards prevails in 49 seconds: American Sanya Richards won the women's 400-meter final in 49.00 seconds at the world championships in Berlin.
Ginnie Powell, a 2002 graduate of Rainier Beach High, advanced in the 100 hurdles by finishing second in her qualifying heat in 12.77.
Discus thrower Aretha (Hill) Thurmond — a former Washington Huskies standout — was voted captain of the U.S. women's team and runner Bernard Lagat — an ex-Washington State standout — was selected captain of the U.S. men's team. Team members voted Sunday.
Bertuzzi signs one-year contract with Red Wings: The Detroit Red Wings signed Todd Bertuzzi, 34, to a one-year, $1.5 million contract in the hopes the forward can help make up for some of the Red Wings' significant losses.
After falling one victory short of repeating as Stanley Cup champions in June, the Red Wings watched as forwards Marian Hossa, Jiri Hudler, Mikael Samuelsson and Tomas Kopecky signed with other teams.
Bertuzzi, a former Vancouver Canucks player, scored 15 goals and had 44 points last season for the Calgary Flames.
Bertuzzi played eight games for the Red Wings in the 2006-07 season. While playing for Vancouver in 2004, Bertuzzi sucker-punched Colorado's Steve Moore in the head in one of hockey's ugliest episodes. He served a 17-month suspension after hitting Moore and driving him face-first into the ice and breaking three vertebrae in Moore's neck.
Williams loses to 64th-ranked Bondarenko: American Venus Williams' tuneup for the U.S. Open hit a surprising roadblock with a 1-6, 7-5, 6-4 loss to Ukraine's Kateryna Bondarenko in the second round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.
Williams, seeded third, lost to an opponent ranked No. 64 in the world. The U.S. Open starts Aug. 31 in New York.
Vickers gets contract extension from Red Bull: Driver Brian Vickers was rewarded for his victory in Sunday's Carfax 400 at Michigan International Speedway with a multiyear contact extension from Red Bull Racing.
Arsenal prevails: A goal by William Gallas and an own goal by Gary Caldwell gave Arsenal of England a 2-0 victory at Glasgow Celtic of Scotland in the first leg of the final qualifying round for the UEFA Champions League.
The teams meet again at Arsenal next week in the second leg of the total-goals series.
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