Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 22, 2013

Sports in Brief: 04/22/2013

FROM STAFF REPORTS
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TC West drops softball twinbill

MUSKEGON — Traverse City West’s softball finally was able to play it’s first game of the season.

And the Titans had to play on a Sunday to do that.

West traveled to Muskegon Reeths-Puffer and dropped two games, but was able to put some runs on the board in the process, despite only having twwo outdoor practices this season.

Reeths-Puffer won 10-7 and 12-2.

Amber Bruatigam and Carley Drzewiecki each had two hits, while Abby Howard drove in three runs and Angelica Diehl and Kerri McAdams each had two RBIs.

Drzewiecki added two more hits in the nightcap for the Titans, who travel Tuesday to Gaylord.

Bucs deal No. 1 pick for CB Revis

TAMPA, Fla. — Revis Island is relocating to Tampa Bay.

The Buccaneers took a bold move to fix the NFL’s worst pass defense Sunday, acquiring star cornerback Darrelle Revis from the New York Jets in exchange for the 13th overall pick in this year’s draft and another selection next year.

The Bucs announced the deal Sunday, saying Revis agreed to a new six-year contract. Revis’ agents Neil Schwartz and Jon Feinsod confirmed the deal is worth $96 million, with no guaranteed money, but makes him one of the highest-paid defensive players in the NFL. It includes $1.5 million annually in both roster and workout bonuses.

The Jets also receive a conditional fourth-round pick in next year’s draft that will become a third-rounder if Revis is on the Buccaneers’ roster on the third day of the 2014 league year.

NBA may split All-Star events

NEW YORK — The NBA is considering the idea of splitting the 2015 All-Star weekend between the Knicks and Nets.

Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver says the league is holding discussions with both New York teams and they are open to a joint bid.

The Nets play at the $1 billion Barclays Center that opened in September, while the Knicks’ Madison Square Garden will have completed the last phase of a three-year renovation by then.

NBC’s Michaels arrested

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels was arrested over the weekend in Southern California on suspicion of drunken driving, authorities said Sunday.

Michaels was pulled over at about 9:30 p.m. Friday after officers manning a DUI checkpoint witnessed him make an illegal U-turn, Santa Monica police Sgt. Richard Lewis said.

Michaels, the play-by-play man for “Sunday Night Football,” was taken to the station, where he registered a blood alcohol level over the .08 percent legal limit, according to Lewis.

Brown interested in return to Cavs

CLEVELAND — A person familiar with the situation says former Cavaliers coach Mike Brown is interested in returning for a second stint with the team.

Brown, who went to the NBA finals during his five seasons with Cleveland, is “receptive to the idea” of coaching the Cavaliers again, said the source.

Brown went 272-138 and went to the playoffs every year with the Cavs, but he was fired after the team was beaten by Boston in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals and replaced by Byron Scott. Brown spent one full season with the Los Angeles Lakers, who fired him five games into this season.

Scott was fired earlier this week following his third straight losing season.

Falcons’ Moore released from jail

ATLANTA — Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore has been released from jail on $2,500 bond following his arrest on a misdemeanor simple battery charge.

Moore, a Pro Bowl alternate in 2012, was granted the bond during his first appearance before a Fulton County magistrate judge Friday morning. Fulton County sheriff’s spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan said Sunday Moore was released late Friday.

Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos says Moore was arrested Thursday after officers were called to a Northwest Atlanta address and advised that Moore and a woman were involved in an argument. Campos says during the argument Moore “threw the victim’s phone and grabbed the victim’s shoulder.”