Jets fan's suit over spying dismissed
Fans miffed by the New England Patriots' secret videotaping of their opponents' signals can boycott games or team merchandise, but they can't seek legal damages for "Spygate," a U.S. appeals court ruled yesterday. The appeals panel upheld a district judge's ruling that dismissed the suit by lawyer Carl Mayer, a Jets season ticket holder from Princeton, N.J. Mayer had argued that fans spent large sums to see games that were essentially rigged, and he sought $185 million in damages for Jets fans.
Del Potro will miss U.S. Open
Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro says he expects to miss the U.S. Open because of surgery on his right wrist. He said yesterday he might return to the ATP Tour after the last of the four Grand Slam tournaments. The U.S. Open begins on Aug. 30. He also will miss the French Open and Wimbledon.
Chi Chi robbed at home
Chi Chi Rodriguez was robbed inside his home by three assailants who stole cash and jewelry worth $500,000, police said. Masked men woke Rodriguez and his wife around 1:45 a.m. and tied them up inside their apartment at the Legado Golf Resort the south coast town of Guayama, said Maria Morales, the golfer's publicist.
Markov lost after surgery
HORSE RACINGLukas gets Mine That Bird
Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas is the new trainer for 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird. Chip Woolley Jr., who guided the gelding to a 50-1 upset in last year's Derby, says the horse has been sent to Lukas' barn at Churchill Downs.
Chamique Holdsclaw, the six-time All-Star, was released by Atlanta after coach Marynell Meadors said the forward asked for a trade three days prior to training camp and did not report to the team. - AP