Former Lady Bears and current Minnesota Lynx guard Odyssey Sims was arrested on June 6 and faces DWI charges according to a report in the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Wednesday.
Sims was reportedly pulled over by a state trooper for traveling 77 in a 55 mph zone and commiting a lane violation just after 1 a.m. on Interstate 394 west of downtown Minneapolis. Breath tests reportedly showed Sims’ blood alcohol concentration to be .20, more than twice the legal limit in Minnesota of .08.
However, the arrest did not prevent Sims from playing on the night of June 6 as she posted 15 points, five rebounds and two assists in the Lynx’s 58-56 victory over the Phoenix Mercury.
The Star Tribune reported that Sims has a court date on July 16.
Sims, the 2014 Big 12 Player of the Year, ranks third in career points at Baylor as she tallied 2,533, averaging 17.5 per game in 145 games from 2010 to 2014.
Sims was drafted with the second overall pick by the Tulsa Shock in 2014. After the Shock relocated to Dallas and became the Dallas Wings, Sims was traded from the Wings to the Los Angeles Sparks in 2017, and then from the Sparks to the Lynx before this season began.
Attorney: Girl hit during Astros game had skull fracture
HOUSTON — An attorney for the family of a 2-year-old girl struck by a foul ball during a game last month between the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros said Wednesday that the girl suffered a skull fracture.
Attorney Richard Mithoff provided the first update by the girl’s family on her condition since she was hit during the May 29 game in Houston.
Mithoff said the girl had bleeding and swelling in her brain as well as a brain contusion after she was hit. He said she had a seizure after she was hospitalized and is taking medication to prevent more seizures. The girl was injured when Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. hit a fourth-inning line drive into the stands down the third base line.
Like all major league stadiums, Minute Maid Park has netting to protect fans near the field from foul balls. On the third base side in Houston, it extends to the end of the visiting team’s dugout. In a statement released Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the family said they were sitting one section away from where the netting ends at Minute Maid Park.
The Astros declined comment on the situation on Wednesday.
Texas Tech player Corprew suspended over Title IX complaint
LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech basketball player Deshawn Corprew has been suspended while the school investigates a Title IX complaint against the junior forward.
The school said coach Chris Beard suspended Corprew after learning of the allegations. Title IX complaints can involve allegations of sexual misconduct or gender discrimination, but the school declined to comment beyond its statement.
Corprew averaged 5.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 13.5 minutes per game as a sophomore in his first season with the Red Raiders, who lost to Virginia in overtime in the national championship game.
The 6-foot-5 Corprew, who attended a prep school in North Carolina, spent his freshman year at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, about 30 miles west of Lubbock.
Goalie Roberto Luongo retires after 19 NHL seasons
SUNRISE, Fla. — Roberto Luongo announced his retirement Wednesday — doing so via Twitter in two different voices, one to support each side of his personality. The first was in his usual self-deprecating comic fashion, saying he “decided to take my talents to a South Beach retirement home.” The other was a heartfelt open letter to fans, where he revealed that he cried when he told his children he was done.
“This is one of the toughest decisions I’ve faced in my life and it took me a long time to make it,” Luongo wrote. “After thinking about it a lot over the past two months and listening to my body, I made up my mind. It just feels like the right time for me to step away from the game. I love the game so much, but the commitment I required to prepare, to keep my body ready, has become overwhelming.”
Luongo never hoisted the Stanley Cup, though his legacy is secure regardless. His 489 career victories are third in NHL history behind only Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy, and Brodeur is the only goalie to have appeared in more games or made more saves than Luongo.