Sports in Brief: Michigan bans photographer

Dustin Byfuglien charged with boating while intoxicated.
Dustin Byfuglien charged with boating while intoxicated.
Posted: September 21, 2011

Michigan has banned Dennis Talbott from photographing its teams on campus.

Talbott has been linked to ex-Ohio State star Terrelle Pryor in the Buckeyes' memorabilia-for-cash scandal.

The NCAA outlined three potentially major violations in its letter of allegations sent to South Carolina on Monday. The NCAA says South Carolina athletes received $55,000 in impermissible benefits or staying at a hotel for a reduced rate and for dealings with a Delaware-based mentoring group.

The Sugar Bowl acknowledged it made several campaign donations to then-Gov. Kathleen Blanco of Louisiana in the mid-2000s - in violation of federal tax law - and a group has filed a complaint about the matter with the IRS.

In other college football news, Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert, who lost his starting job after the second game, will miss the rest of the season for the No. 19 Longhorns after having shoulder surgery. . . . Third-year starting quarterback Thomas O'Brien has quit the South Dakota State team.

Members of two Pennsylvania high school football teams - Sharon and Hickory - have been suspended after a brawl prompted officials to end their game early. Penalties are also planned for more than a dozen players involved in the rumble during the fourth quarter of Friday's game at Sharon. No one was seriously hurt in the brawl.

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association has scheduled an Oct. 5 meeting.

HOCKEY: Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien was charged with boating while intoxicated three weeks ago on a lake in the suburbs west of Minneapolis.

Byfuglien was charged with third-degree boating while intoxicated, a gross misdemeanor carrying a penalty of up to a year in jail, and refusing to submit to a test. He was also charged with failing to display the proper warning lights on the boat and not having enough flotation devices for everyone on board.

Authorities said Byfuglien admitted to taking a muscle relaxant but couldn't remember the name of the drug and he said he takes a "handful of supplements from 16 or 17 different bottles every day."

BOXING: Former welterweight champion Antonio Margarito said he worried his career might be over after Manny Pacquiao's punch fractured his orbital bone last November. The Tijuana Tornado returns to the ring Dec. 3 in a rematch against Miguel Cotto for the Puerto Rican star's WBA super-welterweight title at Madison Square Garden.

TENNIS: Top-seeded Francesca Schiavone lost to Vera Dushevina of Russia, 7-6 (4), 6-2, in the first round of the Korea Open in Seoul.

Top-seeded Maria Kirilenko advanced to the second round of the Guangzhou Open in China by beating Alona Bondarenko of Ukraine, 6-4, 6-2.

BASKETBALL: A person with knowledge of the plans said staffs from the NBA and players' association will meet Wednesday, without top negotiators from either side.

Dallas Mavericks forward Rudy Fernandez signed with Real Madrid's basketball team during the NBA lockout.

Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari is reportedly close to rejoining his former Italian team Olimpia Milano due to the NBA lockout.

CYCLING: Judith Arndt of Germany won the time trial at the road cycling world championship in Copenhagen, Denmark. Amber Neben of the United States finished eighth. Neben bumped Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong from the U.S. time trial team after lodging a protest with USA Cycling.

GOLF: The final round of a college golf tournament was called off because of an unusual hazard at the 18th green: bees. Texas-Arlington's UTA/Waterchase Invitational was canceled after a limb from a tree holding an estimated 70,000 bees fell and exposed a beehive.

Dave Fields of Brookside Country Club shot a 3-under-par 68 at White Manor Country Club to take a 1-stroke lead after the first round of the Philadelphia PGA Championship. Rich Steinmetz of Spring Ford and George Forster of Radnor Valley were tied for second at 69, both at White Manor. Bill Sautter of Philadelphia Cricket Club had the low score of the day at St. Davids Golf Club, a 1-under 69, and was tied for fourth.

AUTO RACING: The Detroit City Council approved an application to bring back the Detroit Grand Prix beginning in 2012. - Staff and wire reports

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