Bosh out of Olympics to rest, rehab injury
MIAMI — Chris Bosh is still hurting, and his Olympic plans are being pushed aside so he can heal.
The Miami Heat forward told USA Basketball on Friday that he is withdrawing from consideration for the London Games so he can continue recovering from the strained abdominal muscle that sidelined him for a portion of his team’s run to the NBA championship. Bosh announced the decision through agent Henry Thomas one day after Heat teammate Dwyane Wade pulled out of the Olympic mix because of looming left knee surgery.
Lions extend contract with coach Schwartz
DETROIT — The Detroit Lions have accomplished one more goal this offseason, keeping another cog in the franchise’s turnaround.
Detroit and coach Jim Schwartz, who had one year left on his deal, agreed on a contract extension. Lions spokesman Bill Keenist said Friday night that the team won’t disclose details of the new contract.
Schwartz and the team consistently refused to comment on negotiations this offseason.
Pistorius fails to qualify for 400m at Olympics
PORTO NOVO, Benin — Oscar Pistorius’ four-year quest to run in the 400 meters at the London Olympics came down to less than a quarter-second at the end.
That’s how close the “Blade Runner” was to carving out his place in history.
The South African double-amputee missed out on qualifying in his individual event by an agonizing 0.22 seconds on Friday in his last chance ahead of next month’s games.
UGA tailback Crowell dismissed following arrest
ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia tailback Isaiah Crowell was dismissed from the team Friday by coach Mark Richt after the sophomore was arrested on felony weapons charges.
Police found a gun in Crowell’s vehicle early Friday morning. Georgia announced the dismissal Friday afternoon. Richt’s short statement in the announcement did not mention Crowell.
Adrian wins 100 free, Jones takes 2nd at US trials
OMAHA, Neb. — Brendan Hansen and Eric Shanteau were the favorites.
The race was a different matter.
In another major breaststroke upset, Scott Weltz won the 200 meters at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Friday night, leaving Hansen and Shanteau with only one individual event at the London Games.
On a night when Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps were focused on getting through semifinal races, Nathan Adrian won the 100 freestyle and Cullen Jones claimed the second spot for London, while Natalie Coughlin barely survived her last chance to make it back to the Olympics.
By wire sources