Arantxa bilked?

Posted: February 09, 2012

FORMER TENNIS star Arantxa Sanchez Vicario said in a book published this week that her parents lost an estimated $60 million in career earnings through mismanagement.

The four-time Grand Slam singles champion, 40, said she got a monthly payment from her father and trusted him to invest the rest. She retired in 2002, and after "breaking free" of her parents' influence, "the surprise came . . . They left me with nothing and I owe the tax authorities."

Sanchez Vicario's mother, Marisa, responded in an open letter to Spanish media that she and her husband were devastated by their daughter's accusations, which she denied.

Baseball * 

Cincinnati signed outfielder Ryan Ludwick to a 1-year contract and lefthander Jeff Francis to a minor league deal.

* Texas shortstop Elvis Andrus finalized a 3-year, $14.4 million contract.

Soccer * 

Fabio Capello quit as England national coach just hours after likely successor Harry Redknapp was cleared of tax-evasion charges.

* Houston Dynamo goalie Tyler Deric has been charged with assault in an alleged scuffle with an off-duty officer working security at a Houston bar Saturday.

Philly File * 

Wings forwards Dan Dawson and Max Seibald and transition player Kevin Crowley were named as East reserves for the NLL All-Star Game, Feb. 25 in Buffalo. Wings captain Brodie Merrill was named the starter at transition earlier.

* The Soul announced the assignment of former Temple center Jeremy Schonbrunner.

Sport Stops * 

Former Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V and the ex-girlfriend he is accused of killing in May 2010 traded allegations of infidelity and angry emails in the months before her death, with one of his messages saying: "I should have killed you," prosecutors said in opening statements as his murder trial began in Charlottesville. His attorneys said he was very drunk the night Yardley Love died and incapable of plotting to kill her.

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