‘Pacman' Jones, Henry meet with Goodell
Carpenter to miss start
Falcons' Jackson, ‘Cats' Shepherd earn honors
NBA fines Knicks coach for criticizing officials
Mitchell asks baseball union for interviews
Dolphins send Mare to Saints for 6th-round pick
Lady Bucs seventh in golf
NEW YORK - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and league officials met with Adam "Pacman" Jones Tuesday as the Tennessee Titans' cornerback attempted to avoid a long suspension following a series of arrests. Goodell and his staff also met with Cincinnati wide receiver Chris Henry and members of the NFL Players Association executive board as he prepared a tougher policy on NFL players who violate the law. Goodell has said he will announce his decision on suspensions or other disciplinary action before the draft April 28 and perhaps in the next 10 days. Henry is one of nine Bengals who were arrested last season, leading to calls for a crackdown on player behavior. But Jones has become the focus for Goodell. Since being drafted in April 2005, Jones has been arrested five times and questioned by police in 10 episodes. Also Tuesday, the Titans said they have talked with the agent for San Diego running back Michael Turner, who met with the Titans on Monday and underwent a physical. The Titans, who released veteran Travis Henry in March, have three running backs on the roster.
ST. LOUIS - Chris Carpenter will miss his next turn in the St. Louis Cardinals' pitching rotation due to right elbow inflammation. Carpenter allowed five runs in six innings of a 6-1 loss to the New York Mets in Sunday night's opener. He had been slotted to pitch again Friday. Adam Wainwright will pitch Friday in the opener of a three-game series at Houston.
Two players out of the Highlands District were selected to The Associated Press All- Group AA basketball teams announced Tuesday. Abingdon senior Kari Jackson made the first squad while Virginia High senior Brooke Shepherd was voted to the second unit. Senior Andrea Barbour of Charlottesville was the player of the year while Hidden Valley's Mike McGuire was the girls coach of the year. On the boys' side, Orange County senior Brad Starks was the Group A player of the year while William Fleming's Mickey Hardy was coach of the year.
NEW YORK - New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for questioning the treatment Stephon Marbury is getting from referees. Thomas criticized the officials after the Knicks' 103-94 loss to the New Orleans Hornets on Saturday night. "I see a lot of other players drive to the basket and get fouled and go to the foul line, and I don't understand what he's done to receive the type of treatment he's getting and the lack of respect he is getting from the officials," Thomas said after Saturday's game.
NEW YORK - Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell finally asked to interview active baseball players as part of his steroids investigation and is awaiting a reply from the players' association. Union general counsel Michael Weiner said a March 28 letter making the request to speak with "a number of current and former players" was received Monday. "We haven't responded yet," Weiner said in an e-mail Tuesday.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Miami Dolphins traded kicker Olindo Mare to New Orleans on Tuesday for a sixth-round draft pick in the upcoming draft. Mare became expendable last month when the franchise signed former New York Giants kicker Jay Feely as his replacement.
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - The East Tennessee State women's golf team moved up five spots after Tuesday's final round of the John Kirk/Lady Panther Intercollegiate at the Eagles Landing Golf Club. The Lady Bucs posted the second-lowest score of the day and finished tied for seventh in the 17-team field at 608. Maryland won with a two-day total of 585.