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                                                                                                                                              FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2009 | THE BROWNSVILLE HERALD | PAGE B3


                                                                                        SPORTS
Browns Stallworth suspended indefinitely by NFL
                                                                        THE ASSOCIATED PRESS       striking Mario Reyes on            league discipline for your        Beach’s Fountainebleau
                                                                                                   March 14. He began serv-           actions,     which     have       hotel,     police     said
                                                                        NEW YORK — Donte’          ing a 30-day jail sentence         caused irreparable harm           Stallworth hit Reyes, who
                                                                    Stallworth will get out of     Tuesday and has reached            to the victim and his fam-        was rushing to catch a
                                                                    jail in four weeks. Now        a financial settlement             ily, your club, your fellow       bus after finishing work
                                                                    it’s up to Roger Goodell to    with the family of the 59-         players and the NFL.”             about 7:15 a.m. Stallworth
                                                                    say when the Cleveland         year-old      construction             In the letter, excerpts       told police he flashed his
                                                                    Browns receiver can            worker.                            of which were released            lights in an attempt to
                                                                    return to the field.              After jail, the 28-year-        by the NFL, Goodell said          warn Reyes, who was not
                                                                        Stallworth was indefi-     old Stallworth must serve          he will eventually contact        in a crosswalk.
                                                                    nitely suspended by the        two years of house arrest          Stallworth’s representa-             Stallworth had a blood-
                                                                    NFL          commissioner      and spend eight years on           tives before determining          alcohol level well above
                                                                    Thursday, two days after       probation. The house               the length of the suspen-         Florida’s legal limit. He
                                                                    he began a 30-day jail sen-    arrest provisions would            sion.                             stopped after the crash
                                                                    tence for killing a pedes-     allow him to play.                     Browns      spokesman         and reported the acci-
                                                                    trian while driving drunk         “The conduct reflected          Neal Gulkis said the team         dent. Police estimated
                                                                    in Miami.                      in your guilty plea result-        would comment later.              Stallworth was driving
                                                                        In     a   letter    to    ed in the tragic loss of life          The last indefinite sus-      about 50 mph in a 40 mph
                                                                    Stallworth, Goodell said       and was inexcusable,”              pension by Goodell was of         zone.
                                                                    Thursday the player’s          Goodell wrote. “While the          Adam “Pacman” Jones of               Miami-Dade        State
                                           X/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS   actions caused “irrepara-      criminal justice system            the Dallas Cowboys in             Attorney        Katherine
                                                                    ble harm.” He will not be      has determined the legal           October 2008. The sus-            Fernandez Rundle cited
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte' Stallworth, center, and his   paid while suspended.          consequences of this inci-         pension later became a            Stallworth’s cooperation
lawyer Christopher Lyons, right, arrive at the Miami-Dade County        Stallworth     pleaded     dent, it is my responsibili-       six-week ban.                     and willingness to accept
courtroom in Miami on Tuesday. Stallworth is going to serve 30      guilty this month to a DUI     ty as NFL commissioner                 After a night of drink-       responsibility as factors
days in jail after pleading guilty to a DUI manslaughter charge.    manslaughter charge for        to determine appropriate           ing at a bar in Miami             in the plea deal.




         N OT R EADY
  United States
                                                                                                                                           Wimbledon in
                                                                                                                                           doubt for Nadal
                                                                                                                                              BY MATTIAS KAREN
  has plenty of                                                                                                                             THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
  work before                                                                                                                               LONDON — Rafael
                                                                                                                                         Nadal looked hampered
   World Cup                                                                                                                             by his injured knees
                                                                                                                                         during a 6-4, 6-3 loss to
                                                                                                                                         Lleyton Hewitt in an
      BY STUART CONDIE                                                                                                                   exhibition Thursday. He
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS                                                                                                                 will decide Friday if he
                                                                                                                                         can       defend        his
   PRETORIA,           South                                                                                                             Wimbledon title.
Africa         — If the                                                                                                                     Nadal played without
Confederations Cup is a                                                                                                                  tape on his knees but
dress rehearsal for next                                                                                                                 frequently appeared a
year’s World Cup, it                                                                                                                     step slow on the grass
appears that the United                                                                                                                  court at Hurlingham
States is not yet ready.                                                                                                                 Club. This was Nadal’s
   Thursday’s compre-                                                                                                                    first match since his
hensive 3-0 loss to Brazil                                                                                                               loss to Robin Soderling                             TOM HEVEZL/
left the United States on                                                                                                                in the fourth round of                     THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
the brink of elimination                                                                                                                 the French Open. He
after only two games and                                                                                                                 pulled out of last week’s        Spain's Rafael Nadal arrives
showed         how        the                                                                                                            grass-court tournament           to face Australia's Lleyton
Americans        still    lag                                                                                                            at Queen’s Club to rest          Hewitt for their tennis
behind the top sides.                                                                                                                    his knees.                       matchThursday at the Fortis
   They       could      still                                                                                                              Nadal looked increas-         Tennis Championship in the
advance to the semifinals                                                                                                                ingly frustrated against
with an unlikely combina-                                                                          PAUL THOMAS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS                                       Hurlingham Club in London.
                                                                                                                                         the          hard-serving        Nadal is uncertain about
tion of scores if they beat                                                                                                              Hewitt, repeatedly fail-
                                  USA goalkeeper Tim Howard, on the ground, holds on to the ball as Brazil's Andre Santos, second                                         playing in Wimbledon
Egypt on Sunday and                                                                                                                      ing to get to balls he nor-
Brazil beats Italy, but that      from right, jumps over Howard Thursday during their Confederations Cup Group E match at Loftus                                          because of a knee injury.
                                  Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa.                                                            mally      reaches     and
really is just a slim math-                                                                                                              struggling            with       after he was diagnosed
ematical chance.                  utes with 10 men in a 3-1         just played against back       swift movement and                    unforced        backhand         with      tendinitis    in
   It’s true that the United      opening loss to Italy and         to back on a few days’         speed of passing but                  errors. He frequently            November.
States would be almost            conceded another red              rest. The Italy game was       needs to find another way             muttered to himself in              Toni Nadal said his
impossibly unlucky to get         card against Brazil, which        difficult and we chased        of dealing with that than             Spanish after missed             nephew’s main problem
a first-round World Cup           also profited from their          the game a lot and we          the kind of reckless chal-            shots and often had to           is bending properly, and
group as hard as their            opponents’ difficulty in          were clearly tired today.      lenge that led to midfield-           rely on his top-spin fore-       wearing some kind of
Confederations Cup one            defending a basic set                “We had to play two         er Sacha Kljestan’s 57th-             hand to escape trouble.          support wouldn’t help.
with Brazil, Italy and            play.                             pretty much perfect            minute red card for a foul               He did not speak to           He said Nadal has been
Egypt, but the team has              “There’s some realities        games to get results out       on Ramires.                           reporters, but uncle and         receiving      treatment
still heaped pressure on          that are clear,” stand-in         of these two games and            “He played the ball off            coach Toni Nadal said it         during his week in
itself with some simple           captain Landon Donovan            we didn’t do that.”            before I got there and I              was still uncertain              London, but “it’s not
mistakes.                         said. “Two of the best               The United States           got him in the foot,”                 whether he can play at           enough.”
   It had to play 57 min-         teams in the world we             struggled with Brazil’s        Kljestan said.                        Wimbledon,           which          In the other singles
                                                                                                                                         starts Monday.                   match Thursday at the
                                                                                                                                            Nadal plays another           small private club by
                                                                                                                                         match Friday against             the River Thames,

TENNIS                            opportunity to pick up the
                                  game.
                                     Program director and
                                  Augustine’s coach Tony
                                                                    an international soccer
                                                                    player for Trinidad and
                                                                    Tobago, and she has
                                                                    developed strong legs for
                                                                                                   I told myself to play like it
                                                                                                   was the first game of the
                                                                                                   match,” Augustine said.
                                                                                                   “One thing I have learned
                                                                                                                                         Stanislas
                                                                                                                                         Toni Nadal said the top-
                                                                                                                                         ranked
                                                                                                                                                        Wawrinka.

                                                                                                                                                     player
                                                                                                                                         decide after that. When
                                                                                                                                                                will
                                                                                                                                                                          Tomas Berdych beat
                                                                                                                                                                          Marat Safin 7-6 (7), 6-4.
                                                                                                                                                                             Hewitt challenged
                                                                                                                                                                          Nadal from the start,
        FROM PAGE B1              Brock took over for Ashe          her      heavy      ground     from Coach Brock is to                pressed              about       forcing the Spaniard to
                                  in 1998 to help low-              strokes.                       not let your mind get in              Wimbledon, the coach             save two break points in
and realized she enjoyed          income children who oth-              Augustine showed her       the way. You have to play             did not sound optimistic.        the first game before
the game and decided to           erwise would not have the         athleticism Wednesday          your game.”                              “If it’s me, I’m (fly-        holding serve. The for-
make a career out of it.          opportunity to develop            with strokes that were            With       the       win,          ing) to Mallorca,” he            mer           top-ranked
   She was born in                their tennis games.               very powerful from a           Augustine advanced to a               said, referring to the           Australian then man-
Orlando, Florida, but has            “Our     program      is       woman who stands only 5-       tournament quarterfinals              island where Nadal               aged to break at love for
lived in the Los Angeles          geared      to    develop         4 and weighs 110 pounds.       for the second time in her            grew up.                         a 3-2 lead after three
area most of her life. The        younger players,” Brock               Augustine dropped the      career, where she will                   Nadal has struggled           unforced errors from
Safe Passage Tennis               said. “The program is not         first set, 6-2, and won the    face Maureen Diaz. The                with knee problems for           Nadal. Hewitt held
Program in Los Angeles,           geared to make players            second, 6-1, forcing the       two have met twice and                months and missed last           his next service game
which started out as the          into professinoals. We            third set. She was down 5-     split victories.                      year’s Davis Cup final            at love.
Arthur Ashe Safe Passage          just want to teach them           4 and faced elimination           Tournament           play
Foundation         Tennis         the game.”                        before coming back to          begins at 10 a.m. Friday
Program in 1975, has pro-            Augustine works out of         win three straight games       with four quarterfinal
vided Augustine and               The Home Depot Center             in the 7-5 third-set victo-    matches and two semfi-
many other inner-city             in Carson, a Los Angeles          ry.                            inal matches in women’s
youth of Los Angeles an           suburb. Her father was                “When I was down 5-4,      doubles.


                                  new heights or long               “It was really a terrific      turned      around       San

HOF                               success.
                                     Detmer      was    the
                                  football coach at Mission
                                  High     from     1989-97,
                                                                    job. The teams we played
                                                                    against were terrific. Rio
                                                                    Grande Valley football
                                                                    was a really exciting and
                                                                                                   Benito’s
                                                                                                   program. San Benito

                                                                                                   allegations     of
                                                                                                                       football

                                                                                                   fired him in 1996 due to
                                                                                                                         sexual
        FROM PAGE B1
                                  winning 68 of his 100             outstanding place to be.       harassment        from      a
                                  games. He coached his             It’s probably one of the       former secretary, but he
leagues and Mexican               second son, Koy, who was          best kept secrets in the       was re-hired in 1997, his
leagues.                          named the Rio Grande              state of Texas.”               final    year      as    the
   The siblings of the            Valley’s all-time best                Roberts, who had a         Greyhounds’           coach.
deceased Cox will accept          football     player     in        189-77-10          career      Roberts      finished     his
the honor on his behalf.          RGVSports.com’s       100         coaching record, led two       coaching career with a
Cox was one of the                Greatest series in 2008,          Valley football programs       189-77-10 record.
Valley’s greatest running         and in 1990 the two led           to prominence. Roberts            Wright had a stellar
backs. From 1974-77, he           the Eagles to a 12-2              also led Port Isabel to a      football coaching career
totaled 5,117 rushing             record and a trip to the          47-4-1 record from 1978-       at both Edcouch-Elsa
yards for La Feria, a             state semifinals. Detmer          81     with      a   state     and Mission leading the
mark that was good for            looks back fondly on his          semifinals appearance in       Yellowjackets to one
15th all-time at the time.        years of coaching in the          1981. After a brief stint      district title in 1959 and
   The football coaches           Valley.                           as an assistant coach in       and the Eagles to two
included in this year’s              “The whole thing was           the USFL, he returned to       District 16-3A titles in
group led their team to           a highlight,” Detmer said.        the Valley in 1986 and         the 1960s.

				
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