UA baseball coach Andy Lopez announced Thursday that six players have signed national letters of intent to attend the school and play baseball beginning in the 2013-14 academic year.

Salpointe Catholic first baseman Michael Hoard was one of the six, the Star reported Thursday.

The other five are infielder Willie Calhoun of Benicia, Calif.; infielder Bobby Dalbec of Parker, Colo.; left-handed pitcher Evan Hebert of Loreauville, La.; outfielder Kenneth Meimerstorf of Las Vegas; and right-handed pitcher Billy Roth of Vista, Calif.

Last spring, Meimerstorf helped Bishop Gorman High School to a 40-3 record, the 4A Nevada state championship and the No. 1 high school ranking by USA Today. He batted .405 with 47 RBIs, nine doubles, three triples and nine home runs.

He hails from the same high school that produced former Wildcat Joey Rickard and current members Johnny Field and Stephen Manthei.

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Arizona announces four player signings

The Arizona women's basketball program announced Thursday the signing of four players.

The Wildcats will add 6-foot-1-inch forward Dejza James of Elk Grove, Calif.; 6-1 forward LaBrittney Jones of Cedar Hill, Texas; 6-1 guard Ashley Merrill of Corona, Calif.; and 6-1 forward Breanna Workman of Las Vegas.


Holdsclaw, ex-WNBA star, wanted by police

ATLANTA - Atlanta police say a warrant has been issued for former WNBA star and Olympic gold medalist Chamique Holdsclaw who is accused of shooting into a woman's car after using a bat to break its windows.

Police said Thursday that Holdsclaw followed the woman, Jennifer Lacy, to her car Tuesday afternoon. The 29-year-old Lacy, a seven-year WNBA veteran, played for the Tulsa Shock this past season.

No one was injured. Lacy identified the 35-year-old Holdsclaw as an ex-girlfriend, and both played for the Atlanta Dream in 2009.

Police say Holdsclaw is wanted on charges of aggravated assault and reckless conduct.

A number for Holdsclaw listed in the report went to voicemail.


Hewitt suspended from Hall of Fame

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Former doubles champion Bob Hewitt has been suspended from the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport after an investigation into allegations that he sexually abused girls he coached, and his legacy has been stripped from the institution, officials said Thursday.

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