Lou Holtz considering a run for Congress
ORLANDO, Fla. — Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz is mulling a run for Congress in Florida as a Republican, a GOP strategist said Tuesday.
Holtz could decide in the next several weeks whether to seek the central Florida congressional seat held by Democrat U.S. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas, said the strategist who requested anonymity because he is not authorized to talk about the matter.
The 72-year-old Holtz has never run for office and has not been involved with the local party. He has worked as an analyst at ESPN since retiring from his last coaching stint at the University of South Carolina at the end of the 2004 season.
Holtz is the only coach to guide six schools to a bowl game, and he led Notre Dame to its last national championship in 1988. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame last year.
A call to Holtz's home in Orlando was not returned Tuesday night.
ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz wouldn't go into the specifics of Holtz's contract and how a run for public office would affect his work.
"Each situation is different and it's pretty much speculative at this point what it would mean, but he tells us that he is committed to ESPN," Krulewitz said.
"I doubt sincerely that 90 percent of the people who live in that district have heard the name before," said Lew Oliver, chairman of the Orange County Republican Executive Committee in Orlando. "It would be different if the guy was named Bob Griese or Don Shula, or someone with Florida connections."
Angels activate Guerrero; Wilson to Bees
CHICAGO — The Los Angeles Angels have activated Vladimir Guerrero from the disabled list, and the eight-time All-Star was in the lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Chicago White Sox.
Guerrero missed the previous 21 games with a strained left calf and a strained lower left hamstring. It was his second stint on the DL; he missed 35 games with a torn chest muscle. He batted .303 with 18 RBIs in the 38 games between injuries. Guerrero was listed as the DH and was batting cleanup.
The Angels went 18-3 with Guerrero and center fielder Torii Hunter on the DL.
To make room for Guerrero, the Angels sent third-string catcher Bobby Wilson to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Roenick expected to announce retirement
San Jose Sharks forward Jeremy Roenick is expected to announce his retirement Thursday, ending the provocative hockey star's 20-year career.
The Sharks have scheduled a news conference for Thursday in which Roenick will make an announcement about his career. The nine-time All-Star has scored 1,216 points, third-most among American-born players in NHL history.
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the Sharks' television broadcaster, said the 39-year-old Roenick planned to retire. Roenick didn't immediately return a phone call or text message from The Associated Press.
Roenick all but announced his intention to retire last spring, when his second season in San Jose ended with the top-seeded Sharks' stunning first-round ouster from the playoffs.
With 513 goals and 703 assists, Roenick is tied with Larry Murphy for 39th place on the NHL's career scoring list. The Massachusetts native trails only Mike Modano and Phil Housley among American NHL scorers, while Modano and Keith Tkachuk are the only Americans with more goals than Roenick, 36th on the career goals list.
Chiefs sign veteran wide receiver Toomer
RIVER FALLS, Wis. — Amani Toomer, a 13-year NFL veteran wide receiver, has signed a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Kansas City brought in Toomer, David Terrell and D.J. Hackett for a workout on Monday, then completed a deal with Toomer before Tuesday's practice.
Toomer spent his first 13 seasons with the New York Giants, catching 668 passes for 9,497 yards and 54 touchdowns. He had a decent season for the Giants in 2008, catching 48 passes for 580 yards and four TDs, but the team opted to let the 34-year-old become an unrestricted free agent.
Buick ends 50 years of PGA sponsorship
Buick ended more than 50 years of PGA Tour sponsorship Tuesday when it announced that it no longer will sponsor golf tournaments in Michigan and California because of the court-ordered restructuring of parent General Motors.
The decision came two days after Tiger Woods won the Buick Open in Grand Blanc, Mich. Woods acknowledged the end of the tournament, which he won for the third time, by heaving his golf ball toward a massive gallery after his final putt.
The additional blow came with the end of the Buick Invitational at Torrey Pines, where Woods has won a record six times. The Buick Invitational is among the top tournaments in the early part of the PGA Tour schedule because it typically is the first event on network TV. and has the highest TV rating because of Woods.
The Buick Open will be replaced on the schedule next year by a new tournament at The Greenbrier in West Virginia, according to two officials with knowledge of the deal.
Buick was the oldest continuous corporate sponsor on the PGA Tour and once had its name on four tournaments — the Buick Classic in New York, the Buick Challenge in Georgia, the Buick Open and the Buick Invitational. The PGA Tour now has lost four title sponsors this year — Buick's two events, U.S. Bank in Milwaukee and Stanford Financial in Memphis, which was played in June without a sponsor.
— Associated Press
Mayweather's uncle, trainer arrested in attack
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s uncle and trainer, Roger Mayweather, was arrested at a Las Vegas apartment in an attack on a female boxer he once trained, authorities said Tuesday.
An aide to Clark County District Attorney David Roger said criminal charges were pending following the Sunday morning arrest of Roger Mayweather.
Mayweather, 48, was arrested on felony coercion and battery-strangulation charges and later freed from the Clark County jail on $13,000 bail, said Detective Ramon Denby, a police department spokesman. A date for an initial court appearance was not immediately available, and it was unclear if Mayweather had a lawyer, police and court officials said.
According to a police report, an officer responding to a disconnected 911 call found Mayweather fighting with a 25-year-old woman at the apartment in northwest Las Vegas.
The woman told police she had been punched in the ribs and hit Mayweather with a lamp during a struggle. She was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to a Las Vegas hospital for treatment of injuries that included redness around her throat, police said.