BROCTON, N.Y. — The teammates of a high school football player in upstate New York who died after being injured in a game have voted to end their season early.
Damon Janes was injured during the third quarter of Westfield-Brocton’s Sept. 13 against Portville. He was able to get on his feet but lost consciousness on the sidelines. He died three days later and an exact cause of death has not been released.
The Wolverines’ varsity players took a paper-ballot vote and decided that the pain was too great, that their season would end after just two games.
“I wanted to play, I love the game,” said teammate Stevie Wisecarver III, a 16-year-old quarterback who has played football since third grade. “But it just wouldn’t feel right without him. The team just didn’t feel right.”
Mills replaces Grunwald as Knicks GM
NEW YORK — Steve Mills is returning to the New York Knicks as president and general manager, replacing Glen Grunwald in a front-office shake-up just days before the start of training camp.
Grunwald took over in 2011 and constructed much of the roster that helped the Knicks win a playoff series last season for the first time since 2000. He will remain with the organization as an adviser, the Knicks said in a release Thursday.
Pima women cruise to soccer win
Rachel Ridlinghafer scored two goals as the Pima College women’s soccer team defeated Glendale 5-0 Thursday at Kino Sports Complex. The Aztecs are 5-5-1 overall and 4-5-1 in the ACCAC.
• The Pima College men’s soccer team (6-5) lost 3-2 in overtime to Glendale on Thursday at Kino Sports Complex.
• Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials announced Thursday that they are adding an IndyCar road race to the May schedule.
It marks the first time the historic Brickyard will hold two IndyCar races during the month of May.
• UCLA women’s basketball guard Kari Korver will miss the upcoming season with a right knee injury.
• Reigning Olympic figure skating champion Kim Yu-na will miss the Grand Prix season after injuring her right foot. Kim will be sidelined for up to six weeks because of an injured metatarsal.
• The IOC doesn’t have the authority to intervene in Russia’s law banning gay propaganda and is convinced there will be no discrimination against athletes or spectators at the Winter Games in Sochi, a top Olympic official said Thursday. Jean-Claude Killy, chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission, gave his stamp of approval of preparations for the games during a news conference for the Olympics, which begin Feb. 7.