Decathlon veteran won’t pursue spot
•?Olympic decathlon champion Bryan Clay says he won’t pursue a spot on the Olympic team in London after faltering at the U.S. track trials.
Clay stumbled in the 110-meter hurdles, then struggled in the discus in last weekend’s competition, finishing in 12th place.
Knicks’ Stoudemire fined for tweet slur
•?Amare Stoudemire has been fined $50,000 by the NBA after the New York Knicks star tweeted a gay slur.
Stu Jackson, the league’s executive vice president of basketball operations, announced the fine Tuesday in a release, calling Stoudemire’s language offensive and derogatory. Stoudemire apologized Sunday to a fan for using the slur in response to a crude tweet in which the fan admonished the All-Star to “make up for this past season.”
• David Morway has resigned as general manager of the Indiana Pacers amid reports that Larry Bird is on the way out, too. Morway was hired by the Pacers in 1999 and had been GM since 2008. The Indianapolis Star reported Tuesday that Bird is expected to leave the Pacers, citing an unidentified source with direct knowledge of the situation. The Pacers and owner Herb Simon declined comment.
18th Director’s Cup
•?Stanford has extended its unprecedented run of overall athletic dominance.
The prestigious academic university won its 18th straight Directors’ Cup on Tuesday. The award is presented annually by the National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors of America to the nation’s top overall athletic program.
Stanford finished with 1,384.25 points. Florida was second with 1,241 and Ohio State was third with 1,104.25. UCLA (1,064.75) and Texas (1,032.50) rounded out the top five.
•?Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin has suspended linebacker Steven Jenkins and defensive back Howard Matthews one game each for violating team policy. Jenkins is a junior who appeared in 13 games with six starts last season for the Aggies. He had 61 tackles, including three for losses. Matthews, a sophomore, also appeared in 13 games last season and had two starts. He finished with 28 tackles, including three for losses, and had a forced fumble.
•?After opening last season on an aircraft carrier, Michigan State’s men’s basketball team is ready to head overseas for a game on a U.S. Air Force base in Germany. Michigan State and Connecticut are planning the unique matchup, which is set for Nov. 9 at Ramstein Air Base, pending approval by the Defense Department.
Sakic, three others elected to hall
•?Twelve-time All-Star Joe Sakic was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Tuesday in his first year of eligibility, joining Mats Sundin, Pavel Bure and Adam Oates as the newest class of inductees.
•?The San Jose Sharks have re-signed defenseman Justin Braun and forwards Tommy Wingels and Andrew Desjardins.
Martin’s ex-husband gets 25 years in jail
•?Former boxer Christy Martin’s ex-husband has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for trying to kill her.
A judge in Orlando sentenced James Martin on Tuesday. He was convicted in April of attempted second-degree murder with a firearm and two other counts.
Prosecutors say James Martin stabbed his wife in the chest, sliced her in the leg and shot her in the back during a fight in their home in 2010.
Lions’ Berry faces DUI, other charges
•?Police in Harrisburg, Pa., say Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry faces DUI and other charges stemming from a weekend accident in his hometown.
Authorities say the 24-year-old, who played college ball at the University of Pittsburgh, was arrested around 4 a.m. Saturday, accused of driving his vehicle into parked cars and attempting to flee. Police said he was arrested a short distance away. No one was hurt.