Ex-Jag Siler holding hoops camp in July
Former Augusta State All-American and current Phoenix Suns center Garret Siler is holding his Blue Star Basketball Academy from July 11-15.
The camp for boys and girls ages 8 to 16 will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day at the Episcopal Day School gym. Cost is $180 and includes a T-shirt, lunch and awards. Go to www.bigghoops.com for more details.
- The Young Professionals of Augusta will face the Celebrities of Augusta in a charity softball game at 7 p.m. Saturday at Lake Olmstead Stadium. Tickets cost $10 each and include a ticket to the Augusta GreenJackets' June 29 game. Proceeds will benefit the Augusta Museum of History.
South Carolina DB charged with DUI
South Carolina defensive back DeVonte Holloman has been charged with drunken driving.
A state Department of Public Safety spokesman said Holloman was stopped at a checkpoint near Williams-Brice Stadium early Saturday. Team policy says any player arrested is automatically suspended from the team.
Holloman started 10 of 14 games last season as a sophomore, recording 66 tackles and an interception. He is moving from a strong safety position to a linebacker spot this fall.
- Former West Virginia coach Bill Stewart will receive $1.65 million as part of a settlement agreement, the university said Monday. The agreement is dated June 10, the same day he resigned. Coach-in-waiting Dana Holgorsen was introduced as coach that night.
Lidstrom returning to Detroit Red Wings next year
Nicklas Lidstrom will return to play for a 20th season with the Detroit Red Wings, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $6.2 million, same as last year. The 41-year-old Swede is a Norris Trophy finalist for the 11th time in 13 seasons. If he wins the award for being the NHL's top defenseman -- it would be his seventh -- he will match Doug Harvey 's total and trail Bobby Orr 's record by one.
- The Columbus Blue Jackets say former Minnesota Wild head coach Todd Richards is joining their team as an assistant coach.
- The Calgary Flames re-signed goalie Henrik Karlsson to a two-year, $1.725 million deal.
NBA owners, players to meet as clock ticks
NBA owners and players are scheduled to meet again today, a session Commissioner David Stern indicated would be critical in gauging whether a new collective bargaining agreement can be reached before the current deal expires June 30.
This will be at least the sixth meeting this month. After Friday's 41/2-hour session, both parties left believing the commitment to getting a deal done was there, yet unsure whether there would be enough time to avoid a lockout.
Though the league agreed last week to leave contract guarantees as is, major disagreements remain. Players argue that the current system doesn't need an overhaul. Owners want a hard salary cap system and a reduction of contract lengths, all part of their desire to slash player costs by about a third, about $750 million of the $2.1 billion spent on player salaries and benefits last season.
FIFA vice president quits amid scandal
FIFA Vice President Jack Warner quit Monday amid an election bribery scandal.
By resigning, the president of CONCACAF and the Caribbean Football Union ensured FIFA closed its investigation into his part in alleged bribing of CFU leaders in his native Trinidad last month during the world governing body's presidential campaign.
That means that for Warner, "the presumption of innocence is maintained," FIFA said.
The Trinidad and Tobago government minister therefore walks away in full possession of his political career, for now. The island's police had expressed interest in any evidence FIFA unearthed.