U.S. team improves to 3-0
Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans collected 21 points and nine rebounds, Kenneth Faried of the Denver Nuggets added 15 points and 11 boards, and the U.S. team beat New Zealand 98-71 at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Bilbao, Spain.
The Americans, a collection of NBA players, improved to 3-0 in Group C play and New Zealand dropped to 0-3.
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Walen, 20, contends ongoing symptoms eventually forced him to withdraw from school. His father is Mark Walen, a former UCLA and NFL Dallas Cowboys player.
UCLA’s Manfro is injured
UCLA running back Steven Manfro, a redshirt junior, reportedly suffered a torn knee ligament in practice and is likely out for the season.
Manfro was part of the No. 11 Bruins’ three-tailback rotation, along with Paul Perkins and Jordon James.
Schweinsteiger is captain
Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has been named Germany captain, replacing Philipp Lahm. Both are 30 and play for Bayern Munich; Lahm retired from international competition after Germany won the World Cup earlier this year.
• Sports-catering business Centerplate of Stamford, Conn., announced the resignation of chief executive Desmond Hague after video from an elevator security camera in Vancouver, B.C., posted online shows a man kicking a puppy and yanking its leash.
Centerplate provides food and beverage services at Safeco Field, home of the Mariners.
Hague, who admitted last week to mistreating the dog, apologized and said in a statement he is “ashamed and deeply embarrassed” by his actions.
Chris Verros is the acting president and CEO.
• Cyclist Alberto Contador seemingly took control of the Spanish Vuelta in the 10th stage, a time trial won by German Tony Martin of the Omega Pharma — Quick-Step team.
Spaniard Contador, who competes for the Tinkoff-Saxo team, has a 27-second lead over countryman Alejandro Valverde of the Movistar team.
Movistar rider Nairo Quintana of Colombia crashed on a downhill curve. Quintana started the stage as the leader of the 21-stage event, but has dropped to 3:25 behind Contador.
• Austrian skier Marlies Schild, 33, retired. She won a record 35 World Cup women’s slalom races.
“My biggest wish is to have a family,” she said.
• Clemson assistant Earl Grant, 37, has been named men’s basketball coach by the College of Charleston, ending a nearly monthlong search since the firing of Doug Wojcik.
Wojcik, 50, was fired after an investigation into allegations he verbally abused players, assistant coaches and athletic-department staffers.
• Charlie Powell, who was one of the first black NFL players and later was a heavyweight boxer ranked as high as fourth in the world, died Monday at a San Diego hospital. He was 82.
Defensive end Powell started his seven-season NFL career with San Francisco in 1952.
In boxing, two of his losses were to Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) and Floyd Patterson.
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