Traverse City Record-Eagle

September 24, 2013

Sports in Brief: 07/24/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Cherry Bombs double up on Flint

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Roller Derby traveled to Flint and came back with a 242-116 victory over the Flint City Derby Girls.

The Cherry Bombs put up a strong defensive effort and led at the half with 137-71. The Cherry Bombs were able to capitalize on power jams and score major points throughout the second half.

Next up for Traverse City Roller Derby is the Mitten Kitten Mash Up-North Tournament on Oct. 12-13 in Kalkaska.

49ers move ahead without Aldon Smith

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The San Francisco 49ers placed linebacker Aldon Smith on the reserve non-football injury list Monday as he enters rehab for substance abuse and begins what team CEO Jed York has termed an indefinite absence.

Smith played Sunday and had five tackles just two days after he was arrested and jailed Friday morning on suspicion of DUI and marijuana possession.

Smith had previously been arrested on suspicion of DUI in January 2012 in Miami shortly after the 49ers lost in the NFC championship game.

Leafs’ Clarkson gets 10 games

NEW YORK — Toronto forward David Clarkson was suspended 10 regular-season games without pay for leaving the bench to take part in a fight during the Maple Leafs’ game against the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night.

Clarkson’s automatic suspension, which also includes the rest of the preseason, results from the game misconduct penalty he received for joining the brawl during the third period of Toronto’s 5-3 win over Buffalo. The NHL announced the discipline on Monday night.

John Scott then dropped his gloves to tangle with Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel, who didn’t engage the Buffalo enforcer and instead swung his stick at Scott’s ankles to fend him off. A Traverse City resident, Scott is 6-foot-8 and 270 pounds, while Kessel goes 6-0, 202 pounds.