FOX SPORTS FIRES EX­EC­U­TIVE AMID MIS­CON­DUCT CLAIMS

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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.

Footnote.

Colorado State Univer­sity golfers Jake Sta­iano and Parathakorn Suyasri qual­i­fied for the U.S. Ama­teur. Den­ver Post staff and wire ser­vices

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