The Knoxville News Sentinel reports an attorney for University of Tennessee Lady Vols media relations director Debby Jennings was given less than four hours by athletics director Dave Hart to decide to retire or be fired for insubordination earlier this month.
Attorney David Burkhalter represents Jennings and said he sent a letter to Tennessee chancellor Jimmy Cheek earlier his month to resolve the issue amicably. Burkhalter advised Jennings she could sue the school for discrimination and retaliation over internal complaints of gender and age discrimination. Jennings was told May 15th to retire or be fired after 35 years of service with the Lady Vols athletics programs.
The New York Daily News reports the Steinbrenner family is considering selling the storied New York Yankees. Several baseball and financial sources say the family is considering selling after the record sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers recently. Yankees president Randy Levine is downplaying the rumors. The late George Steinbrenner bought the team from CBS for $8.8 million in 1973.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports St. Louis Cardinals placed first baseman Matt Carpenter on the 15 day disabled list Wednesday. Carpenter suffered a tear of his right oblique during the first inning of Tuesday night’s game with San Diego. Carpenter is the fifth player and third first baseman to go on the DL in the last seven days.
Baseball tonight includes St. Louis hosting Philadelphia and Atlanta wraps up a series at Cincinnati.
Miami and Indiana meet in game six of their NBA Eastern Conference semi final in Indianapolis, with the Heat leading the series 3-2.