Dolphins player loses arm in crash
MIAMI — Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton suffered multiple injuries in a car crash that required his left arm to be amputated.
Sports agent Malki Kawa confirmed the injuries in a tweet on Thursday morning.
Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Alex Camacho says the Ford F250 Norton was driving crashed into a concrete barrier and overturned early Thursday on State Road 836 near Miami. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews rendered aid to 22-year-old Norton, who was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.
Ex-Cowboy wanted on probation violation
DALLAS — A former Dallas Cowboys player previously convicted in a drunken driving crash that killed a teammate is now wanted for violating his probation.
The Dallas County Sheriff’s office says a warrant was issued for the arrest of Josh Brent after the former defensive lineman was charged with assaulting a police officer.
Brent was arrested Sunday in the Dallas suburb of Coppell after police say the 31-year-old resisted an officer trying to handcuff him for public intoxication.
In 2014, Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter for his role in the crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown Jr. Brent was sentenced to 180 days in jail and 10 years’ probation.
‘Mr. Two Bits’ dies at 97
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s most famous cheerleader has died.
George Edmondson Jr., better known as Mr. Two Bits while riling up crowds at Florida home games for 60 years, died Tuesday at age 97, the school announced Thursday.
Edmondson officially retired from his role after the 2008 season. He never attended Florida but was named an honorary alumnus in 2005.
Edmondson first performed his “Two Bits” cheer in 1949. He was in the stands at Florida Field when fans booed the Gators as they took the field for the season opener against the Citadel. An insurance agent from Tampa, Edmondson decided to cheer and encouraged others to join him.
1 killed, 2 hurt in Mississippi wreck
QUITMAN, Miss. — Officials say a wreck in eastern Mississippi has killed one community college football player and injured two others.
WTOK-TV reports that 20-year-old Zquavius Crain of Gulfport was fatally injured when the vehicle he was driving rolled over in Clarke County on Wednesday afternoon.
A statement from East Mississippi Community College says Crain was a rising freshman on the school’s football team. The statement says two other players, Jeremiah Braziel and Keon Moore, were badly injured in the crash.
Phillies place Nicasio on IL
ATLANTA — The Philadelphia Phillies have placed reliever Juan Nicasio on the 10-day injured list with a strained left groin.
Manager Gabe Kapler says Nicasio’s strain is “pretty mild.” Kapler says Nicasio needed the break because the right-hander also has been feeling tightness in his quadriceps.
Nicasio gave up three runs while recording only one out in Wednesday night’s 9-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves . He has a 5.24 ERA with one save in 32 games.
Tomic fined at Wimbledon
WIMBLEDON, England — Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic was fined his full prize money of 45,000 pounds ($56,500) at Wimbledon on Thursday for not meeting “the required professional standards” in his first-round loss.
Tomic, a quarterfinalist in 2011, lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 on Tuesday — a match that lasted only 58 minutes.
Tomic can appeal.
Dutch star announces soccer retirement
AMSTERDAM — Former Bayern Munich and Netherlands forward Arjen Robben has announced his retirement from soccer.
The 35-year-old Robben, who was thought to be looking for a new club after playing his last game for Bayern in May, said Thursday in a statement, “I have decided to put an end to my career as a professional football player. It is without a doubt the most difficult decision I have had to make in my career.”