SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Alcohol was found in the woman who was driving Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart before they were both killed in a collision in April, according to toxicology tests.
The tests show Courtney Stewart, 20, consumed alcohol shortly before the crash, but the coroner's office could not determine how much she drank.
Stewart, along with Adenhart and Henry Pearson, died when their car was broadsided April 9 in Fullerton by a minivan allegedly driven by Andrew Gallo, who police said had a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit at the time of the crash.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An emotional Phil Mickelson returned to the PGA Tour, trying to keep some normalcy in a life that has been turned upside-down by the discovery that his wife has breast cancer.
Mickelson will play the St. Jude Classic, which starts Thursday, and then return to Bethpage Black for the U.S. Open. He said his wife's cancer was discovered early enough that she won't have to rush into surgery or make quick decisions. He expects surgery the first week in July, and only then will they have a better idea what they are facing.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings never told Brett Favre to make up his mind by this week if he wants to play, according to coach Brad Childress.
Childress said the team has no timetable for Favre to decide about coming out of retirement again to quarterback the Vikings.
Childress called into local radio station KFAN during his drive to work and refuted an earlier ESPN report that he had mandated Favre determine his status for the 2009 season this week. Asked if there was a deadline, Childress said "absolutely not" — unless it came from Favre's wife, Deanna, or "somebody like that."
SEATTLE (AP) — Nick Montana, the son of former Notre Dame and NFL great Joe Montana, has given a verbal commitment to play his college ball at Washington. He will be a senior at Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, Calif. this fall. He told his coach Bill Redell on Tuesday night of his decision to become a Husky after visiting the school last weekend.
Montana is considered one of the top prep quarterbacks for the class of 2010, rated by Scout.com as the No. 13 quarterback prospect in the country. Last season as a junior, he led Oaks Christian to a 14-0 record, threw for more than 2,500 yards and 33 touchdowns.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski's decision on his future as U.S. national team coach is expected to come next month.
Krzyzewski and USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo discussed the job over dinner this week. Colangelo previously had said he expected to announce the coach in the fall.
USA Basketball spokesman Craig Miller said that the two men agreed a coaching decision would come before the Americans' minicamp for young players from July 22-25 in Las Vegas.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A new study shows that 43 percent of the professional positions in the NBA's league offices are held by women, giving the league its highest grade for gender.
The report issued by the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport showed an increase of 2 percent of women from last year in the league office. That's higher than any other men's pro league since studies were first issued in 1998.
The NBA slipped slightly from its highest grade for race (96.2 to 94.9), although it again received men's pro sports' only "A'' for a combined grade for race and gender.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Stars fired coach Dave Tippett, the first major move by the team under new general manager Joe Nieuwendyk.
A person familiar with the decision confirmed the firing to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the team was not releasing the news.
The Stars hired Nieuwendyk, who helped them win a Stanley Cup in 1999, 10 days ago.
Tippett was hired May 21, 2002, and had a 271-162-59 record in six seasons. The Stars made the postseason in Tippett's first five seasons and won two division titles.
WEMBLEY, England (AP) — David Beckham started his first competitive game for England in two years, a 6-0 victory over Andorra in a World Cup qualifier.
The Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder made his 112th international appearance, 13 shy of the English record set by goalkeeper Peter Shilton.
The 34-year-old had started only exhibitions for England since a European Championship qualifier in Estonia in June 2007. Beckham played in central midfield in place of Gareth Barry, who was suspended, and Michael Carrick, who is injured.
Beckham spent the last five months on loan to AC Milan and is to rejoin the Galaxy for its July 16 match at the New York Red Bulls. He hopes to return to AC Milan in January.
PARIS (AP) — More than 500 doping tests, including targeted checks, will be conducted before and during the Tour de France, according to the head of the cycling union.
A group of 50 targeted riders, considered as race favorites or whose biological passport data have raised suspicion, will be under more scrutiny, International Cycling Union chief Pat McQuaid said.
Last year's Tour de France was marred by a string of doping charges. Six riders tested positive during the race or in retroactive checks.