A woman was sentenced Friday to more than seven years in prison for threatening to reveal a sexual tryst with basketball coach Rick Pitino unless he paid her millions in cash, luxury cars and a house.
Karen Cunagin Sypher cried intermittently and gave a short, incoherent statement during Friday’s hearing in Louisville, Ky., before being sentenced to 87 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Charles R. Simpson III.
No matter his age or the pain in his back, Fred Couples knows his way around Riviera. The 51-year-old Couples started his day with an eagle putt from nearly 100 feet, threw in a few 30-foot birdies putts and wound up with a 5-under 66 to take the lead among the early starters in the Northern Trust Open in Los Angeles. Couples, a two-time winner at Riviera, was at 8-under 134 and two shots clear of J.B. Holmes, who double bogeyed the last hole for a 69. Half the field played in the wind and rain that arrived in the afternoon. … Russ Cochran and Bernhard Langer shot 8-under 64s to share the lead after the first round of the ACE Group Classic in Naples, Fla. … Ted Ligety gave the United States its first gold medal of the world championships when he won the giant slalom title in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. … The Boston Bruins acquired defenseman Tomas Kaberle from Toronto, sending prospect Joe Colborne and two draft picks to the Maple Leafs for the three-time All-Star. The Bruins traded Mark Stuart and Blake Wheeler to Atlanta to make cap room for Kaberle. … The Carolina Hurricanes honored the captain of their only Stanley Cup championship team by retiring Rod Brind’Amour’s jersey No. 17 before Friday’s 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. … Caroline Wozniacki regained the No. 1 ranking after beating Shahar Peer of Israel to reach the semifinals of the Dubai Championships in the United Arab Emirates. … D.C. United has reacquired Brazilian midfielder Fred in a trade with New England, sending the Revolution a 2013 second-round draft pick. Fred had 11 goals and 16 assists over three seasons in Washington.
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