Minor League Hockey
Ice Bears knock off RiverHawks
In Knoxville, Tenn., the host Ice Bears scored four consecutive goals in the second period and went on to defeat the Augusta RiverHawks 5-3 on Thursday night in an SPHL game.
Dan Bremner scored twice for Knoxville, while Emery Olauson, Kevin Swider and Brett Valliquette scored one goal each.
Kyle Watson, Matt Auffrey and Jim Gehring scored for Augusta.
Jail time looms for Mayweather
In Las Vegas, champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. will give up his training schedule, club-hopping and relaxation in his million-dollar country club home after the New Year’s holiday to serve a three-month sentence at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas.
Mayweather’s lawyers and his promoter-manager wouldn’t say Thursday whether the 34-year-old Mayweather will file documents asking a Las Vegas judge to reconsider her decision to sentence the undefeated prizefighter to 90 days in county jail for misdemeanor battery domestic violence and harassment.
Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa on Wednesday called jail time appropriate for Mayweather for attacking his ex-girlfriend, Josie Harris, and threatening their two sons while the children watched a hair-pulling, hitting and arm-twisting argument in September 2010 at Harris’ home. The judge ordered Mayweather to surrender Jan. 6.
Mayweather got credit for three days previously served and was ordered to complete a yearlong domestic violence counseling program, 100 hours of community service and pay a $2,500 fine.
Aussie is named ATP’s new chief
Former Australian tennis player Brad Drewett is the new head of the ATP.
The ATP said Thursday the 53-year-old Drewett has been hired on a three-year contract as executive chairman and president of the men’s tennis tour.
He succeeds American Adam Helfant.
Drewett takes over on Jan. 1. He currently serves as CEO of the ATP International Group, overseeing operations in the Middle East, Asia and Pacific since 1999.
Winter Nationals end on high note
In Knoxville, Tenn., David Boudia won the men’s 10-meter competition, while Kelci Bryant and Abby Johnston won the women’s synchronized 3-meter title in closing out the USA Diving Winter National Championships.
All three, along with Thomas Finchum, qualified for the FINA World Cup.
Boudia earned six 10s on his final dive to take gold. The 2008 Olympian had a three-list total of 1599.90 points to win his 16th career national title. Finchum, another 2008 Olympian, was second with 1576.70 points. Matt Cooper was third.
Bryant and Johnston scored 651.60 on two lists in edging Christina Loukas and Kassidy Cook (638.82) for the national title.
Tottenham earns draw vs. Chelsea
In London, Tottenham maintained the edge over Chelsea in the Premier League’s top four, drawing 1-1 with its London rival to retain a two-point cushion in third.
Emmanuel Adebayor put the hosts ahead after eight minutes but the sting was taken out of Tottenham’s fast start when Daniel Sturridge leveled 15 minutes later.