Sports Digest


August 31, 2006

Terps football

Weatherly's status for opener unknown

Maryland receiver Drew Weatherly wore a boot on his right foot at practice yesterday. Coach Ralph Friedgen withholds injury information during game weeks and declined to answer what the injury was and whether Weatherly would play in Saturday's season opener against William and Mary. ... Friedgen declared kicker Dan Ennis the starter for Saturday, saying that Obi Egekeze will be used for kickoffs.

Heather A. Dinich

College football

Ex-Sooner Quinn enrolls at Montana

Former Oklahoma offensive lineman J.D. Quinn enrolled at the University of Montana with plans to walk on to the Division I-AA football team if the NCAA reinstates him, school officials announced. Quinn, a sophomore, was dismissed by Oklahoma this month for violating NCAA rules by receiving pay for more hours than he worked at a car dealership.

North Carolina -- Backup tight end Richard Quinn could be out up to 12 weeks after he broke his right shoulder blade during practice yesterday, team officials said.

Pro basketball

Nelson officially returns to Warriors

Don Nelson, the second-winningest coach in NBA history, officially returned to the Golden State Warriors, vowing to coach his former team back to respectability. "I'm really excited about this opportunity, and want to thank Mr. Cohan for opening the doors again," Nelson said of owner Chris Cohan, who sued Nelson when the coach accepted a job with the Knicks after leaving Golden State in 1995.

Rockets -- Patrick Ewing resigned as an assistant coach. Ewing said he quit to spend more time with his three children.

Hawks -- Lorenzen Wright signed a two-year deal with Atlanta for about $3 million per year to become the Hawks' backup center.

Sprewell -- Police questioned former NBA player Latrell Sprewell in Milwaukee in connection with a sexual assault allegation. A 21-year-old Milwaukee woman reported a sexual assault on a boat at the McKinley Marina on Tuesday, but police spokeswoman Anne E. Schwartz would not discuss specifics.

WNBA Finals -- Kara Lawson scored a career playoff-high 22 points to lead the Sacramento Monarchs past the host Detroit Shock, 95-71, in Game 1.

Pro hockey

Red Wings to retire Yzerman's No. 19

Steve Yzerman, who led the Detroit Red Wings to three Stanley Cups, will have his No. 19 jersey retired Jan. 2 at Joe Louis Arena. Yzerman, 41, retired in July after playing 22 seasons in Detroit.

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