BY Staff and Wire reports
Thursday, February 07, 2013
2/07/13 at 2:41 AM
Agency says no connection with Florida clinic: The agents who represent Seattle Mariners catcher Jesus Montero and Toronto outfielder Melky Cabrera say no one at their agency has ever heard of or knows anyone at the Florida anti-aging clinic currently under investigation by Major League Baseball.
In a statement Wednesday, Sam and Seth Levinson say no one at their agency, ACES, had ever heard of Anthony Bosch until his name surfaced in news reports recently.
The New York Daily News reported Wednesday that Montero is named in records from Biogenesis of America LLC. The Miami New Times recently released clinic documents that purportedly linked Cabrera, Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez and other players to purchases of banned drugs from the now-closed anti-aging center.
Cabrera was suspended for 50 games last year following a positive test for testosterone. A consultant to ACES, Juan Nunez, took responsibility for fabricating a website that Cabrera was intending to rely on in the union's grievance to overturn the suspension. An investigation by the players' association concluded the Levinsons didn't know about the scheme but failed to properly manage the employees of the firm who tried to carry it out.
ORU's Luper finalist for CLASS award: Oral Roberts University senior guard Kevi Luper has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2012-13 Senior CLASS Award.
To be eligible for the Senior CLASS Award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.
On the court, Luper leads the Golden Eagles with 17.8 points and 2.4 steals per game. She has 2,632 career points, 31st-best in NCAA Division I history, and 427 steals, 11th-most in Division I history.
Off the court, Luper has a 3.58 GPA in business, with a 4.0 mark for the fall 2012 semester.
East Central's Pitts tears ACL again: East Central senior standout Bria Pitts suffered an ACL tear for the third time in her career during Monday's loss to Bartlesville.
Pitts collided with a Bruin player in the first two minutes and felt a pop in her left knee, head coach Samy Mack said. A doctor confirmed the tear Tuesday.
The University of Arkansas signee first tore the left ACL as a freshman and tore the ACL in her right knee last year during the state tournament.