FOX SPORTS FIRES EXECUTIVE AMID MISCONDUCT CLAIMS
LOS ANGELES» Jamie Horowitz, who oversaw programming and digital news operations for Fox Sports, was abruptly fired Monday after only two years on the job.
The move was “fully warranted,” Daniel Petrocelli, a lawyer for Fox Sports, said in a statement issued Monday by the company. He didn’t offer any specifics.
Fox Sports president Eric Shanks, in an email to employees announcing Horowitz’s exit, alluded to a question about conduct. Fox Sports is an arm of media magnate Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox.
“Everyone at Fox Sports, no matter what role we play, or what business, function or show we contribute to, should act with respect and adhere to professional conduct at all times,” Shanks’ email said.
An attorney for Horowitz, who joined Fox Sports National Networks in May 2015 and served as president, immediately fired back.
“The way Jamie has been treated by Fox is appalling,” attorney Patricia L. Glaser said in a statement. “At no point in his tenure was there any mention by his superiors or human resources of any misconduct or an inability to adhere to professional conduct.”
Buffs add wideout to 2018 class.
Colorado’s football program added Daniel Arias, a three-star wide receiver at Henry M. Jackson High School in Washington, as a verbal commitment to CU for the 2018 recruiting class.
“I’m so happy that I chose CU,” Arias told BuffZone.com. “Ever since they offered, I knew it would be a place that would be hard to turn down.
Rapids to auction game jerseys.
The Rapids will auction their gameworn jerseys from Tuesday night’s match against the Seattle Sounders to help Laurie Ford, the mother of Rapids defender Kortne Ford, in her fight against cancer.
A fund set up for her has raised more than $20,000. To help more, Ford’s teammate, Micheal Azira, suggested the idea of auctioning jerseys. He got goalkeeper Tim Howard to assist in organizing the auction.
Win boosts funding for sailing team.
WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND» Team New Zealand will receive $5 million from taxpayers to allow it to retain key personnel in the immediate aftermath of its America’s Cup win over Oracle Team USA in Bermuda.
Prime Minister Bill English said the government would support the team “boots and all” as it began preparations to defend the oldest trophy in sailing. But he said Team New Zealand could not expect an open checkbook and would have to find additional funding.
Economic development minister Simon Bridges said America’s Cup defenses in 2000 and 2003 showed hosting the Cup has the potential to generate significant economic benefits for New Zealand.
Appling pleads guilty to gun charge.
DETROIT» Former Michigan State basketball star Keith Appling is expected to serve jail time after pleading guilty to carrying a concealed weapon and resisting police charges.
Prosecutors said it includes a sentence agreement of five years’ probation, with the first year being served in jail. The agreement does not include early release. Sentencing will be held Aug. 3.
Woods completes his treatment.
Tiger Woods tweeted Monday that he has completed treatment after saying in June that he was getting “professional help” to deal with medications used for back pain and sleep issues. The 14-time major champion has been recovering from April 19 back surgery and was arrested on DUI charges on May 29.
Colorado State University golfers Jake Staiano and Parathakorn Suyasri qualified for the U.S. Amateur. Denver Post staff and wire services