Sports Digest


September 04, 2002


Knight agrees to pay $25,000 for shoving former IU assistant

Former Indiana men's basketball coach Bob Knight will pay $25,000 to a former assistant coach after signing an agreement in which he admitted to shoving Ron Felling in anger, Felling's attorney said.

William Potter, Felling's attorney, said Knight, now coach at Texas Tech, agreed to the conditions Friday after coming to Indianapolis for a mediation hearing.

Felling originally asked for $1 million, but Knight's attorney, Russell Yates, said their request continued to decline throughout the day. When the sum of $25,000 was proposed, Yates said he convinced Knight it would make more sense to accept the deal.

Knight also has agreed to cooperate with Felling in a lawsuit against Indiana, Potter said. The suit, citing battery by Knight, alleges that the university was negligent in supervising its former coach.

Felling, 60, was fired in 1999, after claiming Knight overheard a conversation between him and Dan Dakich. Both were Indiana assistant coaches at the time.


UM exhibition opener to start hour earlier

The exhibition opener for the University of Maryland men's basketball team, set for the Comcast Center on Nov. 12, will tip off at 7 p.m. instead of 8 p.m.

The game against the Harlem Globetrotters will be televised on ESPN2. It was originally announced for coverage on ESPN.

JALEN ROSE: A passenger in a car driven by Bulls guard Jalen Rose was shot in the face during a carjacking attempt in Los Angeles.

Rose was not hurt. The passenger was hospitalized, but his injury was not life-threatening, Officer Ed Funes said.

Et Cetera

Top older horse, Street Cry, retired because of injury

Street Cry, the world's top-rated older horse who was training for the Breeders' Cup Classic next month, was retired because of an ankle injury.

The 4-year-old never finished out of the money in 12 career starts and earned $5,150,837 with five victories, six seconds and one third-place finish.

Owned by Dubai-based Godolphin Racing Inc., Street Cry will stand at stud at Sheik Mohammed's Jonabell Farm near Lexington, Ky.

MORE HORSE RACING: Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye, injured in a spill at Del Mar (Calif), won't ride for the rest of the meeting, which ends next Wednesday.

GOLF: A television cameraman died in a forklift accident while taping the Shell's Wonderful World of Golf exhibition between Fred Couples and Mark Calcavecchia in Carmel, Calif.

Brian Blodgett, 37, died while being taken to Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula. The cause of death was pending an autopsy.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Miami (Fla.) punter Freddie Capshaw is expected to play against Florida on Saturday after missing the No. 1 Hurricanes' season opener with a cracked bone in his right foot. ... UCLA guard Shane Lehmann pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery charge and was suspended for the season opener Saturday against Colorado State.

AUTO RACING: Former Indy Racing League champion Greg Ray was hired to drive in the last two races of the season for Sam Schmidt Motorsports.

The quiz

Closing time: Mike Williams recently broke the Pirates' team record for saves. Whose mark of 34, set in 1988, did he pass? (Answer in For The Record)

Quiz answer

Jim Gott's.

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