Briefs: USC hoop recruit Mayo receives two-week suspension

first_imgO.J. Mayo, who has signed to play for USC’s basketball team next season, will miss his next three high school games as punishment for being ejected and making contact with a referee in a Jan. 26 contest. The two-week suspension, retroactive to Feb. 3, was agreed to by Mayo’s attorney, the Secondary School Activities Commission and Huntington High School in Charleston, W.Va. Mayo called the suspension fair. “I guess we have to serve whatever penalty we got, accept the consequences and move on,” Mayo said after a hearing in Cabell County Circuit Court in Huntington on an injunction that postponed sanctions for Mayo’s actions. In a Jan. 26 game, referee Mike Lazo called two technicals on Mayo, who then came into contact with him, causing the referee to fall as he approached the scorer’s table. TRACK AND FIELD: Allyson Felix (L.A. Baptist of North Hills) won her first competitive race at 300 meters, setting an American record of 36.33 seconds at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. Felix, the 2005 outdoor world champion and 2004 Olympic silver medalist at 200 meters, had never raced at 300 meters. CYCLING: Discovery Channel will drop its sponsorship of former Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong’s team after this season. The team will still race under the Discovery banner in 2007, including the Tour de France, but must find a new sponsor for 2008, said Bill Stapleton, Armstrong’s longtime agent and general manager of the team. center_img WINTER SPORTS: Anja Paerson won the women’s combined event, her second gold medal in as many races at the world championships, in an event in Sweden. American Julia Mancuso took the silver medal. Paerson won with a two-run time of 1 minute, 57.69seconds. Canadian ice dancers Marie-France Dubreuil and Patrice Lauzon ended Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto’s three-year reign at Four Continents in Colorado Springs, Colo. Dubreuil and Lauzon won by 1.61 points. SOFTBALL: Eddie Feigner, the hard-throwing showman who barnstormed for more than 50 years with “The King and His Court” four-man team, died in Huntsville, Ala., from a respiratory ailment at 81. With a fastball once clocked at 104 mph, Feigner threw 930no-hitters, 238 perfect games and struck out 141,517batters while playing more than 10,000 games. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img