Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 5, 2013

Sports in Brief: 11/05/2013

FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
Traverse City Record-Eagle

— Two Hounds win awards for October

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Hounds’ David Krejcik and Garrison Sanipass were honored by the Midwest Junior Hockey League with player of the month awards.

Krejcik, a 19-year-old Czech Republic native, was named the Goalie of the Month after going 4-1-0-2, winning his first four starts for the Hounds.

Sanipass, a 19-year-old from Northbrook, Ill., recorded six goals and 10 assists in five games before being called up to the Johnstown Tomahawks of the North American Hockey League.

Other MWJHL award winners for October were: Nick Murphy of the Soo Firehawks, the league’s Forward of the Month, and Rob Speer of the Detroit Fighting Irish, the Defenseman of the Month.

 

Petoskey’s Muller honored by MIAA

HOLLAND — Hope College’s Jason Muller has been selected as the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week.

The senior from Petoskey scored four goals for the week as the Flying Dutchmen stayed alive in their bid for a share of the MIAA championship with two victories.

Muller scored two goals in a 3-0 shutout of Olivet, then scored just before halftime and again three minutes into the second half in a 4-1 win over Kalamazoo. He is second in the MIAA in goals (12) and points (28) in league play.

Muller is being honored as player of the week for the third time this season and fourth time in his career.

 

Sources: Incognito sent racist texts

DAVIE, Fla. — In the stadium program sold at the Miami Dolphins’ game on Halloween, Richie Incognito was asked who’s the easiest teammate to scare. His answer: Jonathan Martin.

The troubled, troubling relationship between the two linemen took an ominous turn Monday with fresh revelations: Incognito sent text messages to his teammate that were racist and threatening, two people familiar with the situation said.

The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Dolphins and NFL haven’t disclosed the nature of the misconduct that led to Sunday’s suspension of Incognito, a veteran with a reputation for dirty play.

 

Report: A-Rod failed MLB test in 2006

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez tested positive for a banned stimulant in 2006, The New York Times reported Monday, an accusation denied by a representative of the legal team for the New York Yankees’ third baseman.

The newspaper cited two unidentified people involved with baseball’s drug-testing program.

Baseball’s joint drug agreement specifies the discipline for a first positive test for a banned stimulant is six additional unannounced drug tests over the year following the violation. A second stimulant violation would result in a 25-game suspension.

Rodriguez’s legal team accused MLB of leaking the allegation of a positive test, using a statement and making a filing to arbitrator Fredric Horowitz.

Lanny Davis, a former Clinton administration official working for Rodriguez’s legal team, denied the player tested positive, the Times said. James McCarroll, a lawyer for the three-time AL MVP, did not address whether Rodriguez had a positive test, only that he was not banned.

 

ASU’s Graham gets a scare on recruiting trip

TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State coach Todd Graham appeared to still be a bit shaken after a plane he was riding in with his son during a recruiting trip over the weekend plummeted about 25,000 feet before leveling off and making an emergency landing.

“It was really kind of surreal,” Graham said on Monday. “It was very, very scary.”

Graham and his son Bo, Arizona State’s running backs coach, were flying to Dallas to watch a recruit play when they were startled by a loud noise as their small plane hit 35,000 feet.

Father and son awoke to find the plane shaking, sirens going off and the pilots putting on their oxygen masks. Not long after, father and son put their oxygen masks on, the plane went into a dive as the pilots tried to control it.

With the plane still descending and the Grahams not sure of what was happening, Todd Graham climbed out of his seat and went to the cockpit.