FOOTBALL

Chad Johnson arrestedon probation violation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson has been arrested on charges that he violated probation stemming from an altercation with his now ex-wife, TV reality star Evelyn Lozada.

Johnson was jailed Monday morning by a Broward County judge and later released after posting $1,000 bail. Another hearing was set for June 3. An arrest warrant was issued earlier this month when Johnson failed to meet his probation officer.

The six-time Pro Bowl player formerly known as Chad Ochocinco is serving a year of probation after Lozada said he head-butted her during an argument last August. She quickly filed for divorce. They had been married only since July 4.

Johnson was released by the Miami Dolphins after the incident. He also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots. Lozada is on the "Basketball Wives" TV show.


BASKETBALL

Men report attack after snapping photo of Lillard

SALEM — Two brothers allege that people standing near Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard assaulted them after one of the victims took a photo of the NBA Rookie of the Year.

The brothers tell Portland television station KGW (http:bit.ly/10IK7uN ) that the suspects were Lillard's "entourage," but police say they haven't determined whether they are associated with the player.

Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says Lillard spoke with officers and "is not a suspect" in the assault. Simpson says the brothers had facial injuries and were treated at the scene after the scuffle early Saturday morning in a downtown nightlife district. They were not taken to a hospital.

The Blazers say they're aware of the incident and based on preliminary reports, none of their players is considered a suspect in the case.


Source: Jordan changing team name to Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A person familiar with the situation says Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is changing his team's name to the Hornets.

The person says Jordan will detail the timetable for the change to be completed at a press conference the Bobcats have scheduled for Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press Monday on condition of anonymity because the name change has not been publicly announced.

NBA deputy commissioner and COO Adam Silver previously has said it would take "about 18 months" for the Bobcats to change their name. That means Charlotte could once again become the Hornets by the 2014-15 season. The Hornets resided in Charlotte from 1988-2002 before then-owner George Shinn moved the franchise to New Orleans. The New Orleans Hornets recently changed their name to the Pelicans.


GOLF

Chinese 14-year-old Guan will tee it up in Memorial

DUBLIN, Ohio — Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old Chinese amateur who made history at Augusta National, is bringing his game to Jack Nicklaus' backyard.

Guan, who last month became the youngest player to make the cut in a major championship when he finished 58th at the Masters, has accepted an exemption to play at the Memorial Tournament next week.

Guan also made the cut at the PGA Tour stop in New Orleans but missed weekend play at last week's Byron Nelson.

Nicklaus, founder and host of the Memorial, met with Guan's parents at the Masters and had hoped the phenom might play at Muirfield Village May 30-June 2.

Compiled from wire reports


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