Colangelo back in charge of Team USA
Jerry Colangelo was re-elected Tuesday to a second term as chairman of USA Basketball after overseeing a program that has dominated under his guidance. Colangelo started as USA Basketball managing director in 2005 before being elected to his first term as chairman. The US men and women won gold in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, and 2010 world basketball championships, and both programs are ranked No. 1 in the world. Men’s coach Mike Krzyzewski of Duke and women’s coach Geno Auriemma of UConn have said they don’t plan to return . . . Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Chase Budinger will miss 3-4 months while recovering from surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his left knee. Dr. James Andrews performed the surgery three days after Budinger was injured in a game against the Bulls. Minnesota is already playing without Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio, JJ Barea, and Brandon Roy because of injuries. Nikola Pekovic sprained his left ankle Monday. Budinger emerged as a valuable perimeter player in his first season in Minnesota, averaging 11.8 points per game . . . Royce White, the Houston Rockets’ first-round draft pick, is currently away from the team and says the club has been ‘‘inconsistent’’ in its agreement to help him cope with his anxiety disorder. White made a deal with the team to travel by bus to some games this season so he could confront his fear of flying and obsessive compulsive disorder over the long term. He flew with the team to its season opener in Detroit, then traveled by bus to games at Atlanta and Memphis. He was not with the team for Monday’s home game against Miami and also missed Tuesday’s practice.
Stern says NBA pulling record revenue
NBA commissioner David Stern estimated revenue will be a record $5 billion in the current season, an increase of about 20 percent from the league’s last full season in 2010-11. Speaking at Beyond Sport United, a gathering of global team, league, and industry executives at Yankee Stadium, Stern said NBA expansion to Europe is probably at least a decade away and that it likely would make sense to add several clubs there at once. The league’s revenue estimate is for the year ending next Sept. 30 . . . The Charlotte Bobcats acquired forward Hakim Warrick from the New Orleans Hornets for guard Matt Carroll . . . The Memphis Grizzlies announced that assistant general manager Kenny Williamson died of cancer. He was 65. The Grizzlies released a statement after Williamson’s wife, Nicole, notified team officials he had died overnight . . . San Diego State said the NCAA suspended freshman forward Winston Shepard for three games for violating an unspecified rule.
Keselowski was not fined for outburst
NASCAR spokesman Kerry Tharp dismissed conspiracy theories that Brad Keselowski was fined for his post-race remarks over the weekend and not for carrying a cellphone in his car. Keselowski was fined $25,000 on Monday for tweeting during the red flag at Phoenix International Raceway. The punishment was confusing to fans, wondering why Keselowski was punished for Sunday’s tweets when he was celebrated by NASCAR for doing the same thing in February’s season-opening race. Some alleged he was actually being disciplined for his profanity-laced outburst after the crash- and fight-marred race. NASCAR said they do not allow electronic devices, such as cellphones, in the car.
Chelsea details ref abuse allegations
Chelsea went public for the first time with detailed racial abuse allegations against referee Mark Clattenburg, insisting there was no misunderstanding and that its players heard him use the word ‘‘monkey’’ during a Premier League match. Chairman Bruce Buck opted to end Chelsea’s public silence on the claims despite an ongoing investigation by the English Football Association into the events during last month’s match against Manchester United. But Clattenburg is no longer being investigated by the police because of a lack of evidence. Black midfielders John Obi Mikel and Ramires said they heard the offending word.
Virginia Beach pining for a pro team
Will Sessoms, mayor of Virginia Beach, said he’s met with the owner of a professional sports team who is interested in moving a franchise to the city, but that the team hasn’t said how much public money it would take for that to happen. Virginia Beach is considering building an arena near the oceanfront in hopes of attracting an NBA or NHL team . . . The newly merged softball and baseball federation will meet senior IOC officials on Wednesday to push their joint bid to regain Olympic status. The new body, called the International Confederation of Softball and Baseball, is seeking a spot on the program for the 2020 Games . . . An attorney for former Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan pleaded not guilty on behalf of the former star accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. District Court Judge Dean Ochiai set a Trial is set for Jan. 2 . . . Minnesota center Zach Mottla will miss the rest of the football season with a broken left leg, the latest blow to an injury-ravaged offensive line . . . Olympic skiing champion Lindsey Vonn remained hospitalized in Colorado with ‘‘severe intestinal pain’’ that has been affecting her for the past two weeks.