Sports briefs for Sept. 2, 2014

Posted Sept. 02, 2014, at 7:28 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 02, 2014, at 9:23 p.m.

Maine Sports Legends’ induction set Oct. 12

Tickets are available for the Maine Sports Legends’ induction ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Alfond Youth Center in Waterville.

Inductees are: Northern Maine: Phil Caverhill, Larry Murphy and Jim Carter; Eastern Maine: Allen Holmes, James C. Murphy; Central Maine: Marshall “Duke” Dulac, John Huard; Sam Shapiro; Southern Maine: Rocco Frenzilli, Nundi Romano.

These individuals have been chosen by regional committees to recognize their accomplishments and contributions to youth and sports in Maine, according to a Maine Sports Legends news release. The event assists Maine Sports Legends in its efforts to provide scholarship funds for outstanding scholar athletes, which is the primary goal of the organization.

Eight scholar athletes, one male and one female from each of four regions, will receive awards. The recipients are: Nicholas Lajoie, Van Buren; Clara Collins, Caribou; Samuel Lyons and Brianna Cirone, Jonesport-Beals; Andrew James Stanley, Sacopee Valley of South Hiram; Miranda Nicely, Mt. Blue of Farmington; Ryan Keefe, Kennebunk and Alexandra Logan, Cheverus of Portland.

Tickets, at tables of eight, are $40 each. Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 24. They can be obtained by calling Maine Sports Legends at 622-1539 or by email to PaulMcClay@msn.com.

Colts owner pleads guilty to intoxicated driving

James Irsay, owner of the National Football League’s Indianapolis Colts, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in a deal with prosecutors to a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and was suspended by the league for six games.

Irsay, 55, who was arrested in the Indianapolis suburb of Carmel in March after a traffic stop, will be on probation for a year but will not go to jail under the plea agreement. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail with all but two days suspended and was given two days credit after his arrest, the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

Following his guilty plea, the NFL suspended Irsay for the team’s first six regular-season games and fined him the maximum $500,000 for violating the league’s Personal Conduct Policy.

In a letter to Irsay, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said, “I have stated on numerous occasions that owners, management personnel and coaches must be held to a higher standard than players.”

Durant re-signs with Nike, spurning Under Armour deal

WASHINGTON — Reigning National Basketball Association MVP Kevin Durant has signed a new shoe deal with sports apparel retailer Nike, spurning a deal from rival Under Armour that reportedly was worth as much as $285 million over 10 years.

“We are pleased to extend our relationship with Kevin Durant, one of the most exciting players in the game,” Nike spokesman Brian Strong said Monday in an e-mail to Reuters.

Strong declined to reveal the terms of the deal.

Durant, 25, one of the NBA’s top shooters, has averaged 27.4 points per game since coming into the league seven years ago.

Hornets’ Vonleh to miss 6-8 weeks after hernia surgery

EditorsNote: fixes fourth graph Hornets’ Vonleh to miss 6-8 weeks after hernia surgery

Charlotte Hornets forward Noah Vonleh was recovering from surgery Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, to repair a sports hernia that he suffered during a recent workout.

Recovery time is projected at six to eight weeks from the surgery.

Vonleh, the ninth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, won the Big Ten freshman of the year award and was third-team All-Big Ten in 2014 during his only season at Indiana. He averaged 11.3 points and 1.4 blocked shots and led the conference with 9.0 rebounds per game.

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