Shaq files to end 4-year marriage

first_imgThe Heat did not have an immediate comment, and Shaquille O’Neal did not respond to a request for comment made through the team. According to the filing, which was first reported by The Miami Herald on its Web site, O’Neal is asking his wife to provide a “correct accounting of all money, funds, stocks, bonds, and other securities” that she had access to or obtained during the marriage. They are the parents of six children; Shaquille and Shaunie O’Neal had four together, and each had one other before their Dec. 26, 2002, wedding. Motorsports From news services Shaquille O’Neal has filed to divorce his wife after nearly five years of marriage, his attorney said Tuesday night. Attorney Ira Elegant said the petition was filed on behalf of the Miami Heat center in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on Tuesday. It was not immediately clear who is representing Shaunie O’Neal in the case. Tony Eury Jr. will be Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s crew chief at Hendrick Motorsports. “Tony Jr. and Dale have a successful history working together,” team owner Rick Hendrick said. “They have trust in each other, which is the biggest part of the relationship between driver and crew chief.” Eury has been vocal in his desire to follow Earnhardt, who is also his cousin, to Hendrick. Earnhardt said in May he’s leaving Dale Earnhardt Inc. at the end of this season, and Eury has been trying to get out of his contract with DEI since the announcement. ETC.: J.J. Yeley will replace Tony Raines at Hall of Fame Racing. Yeley spent the past two seasons driving the No. 18 Chevrolet for Gibbs, but he’s in the final year of his contract and will be replaced by Kyle Busch in 2008. … Brad Keselowski has no lingering effects from his frightening accident at California Speedway and was cleared to race this weekend in Richmond. … Renault is set to appoint Bernard Rey as president of its Formula One team following the departure of Alain Dassas. Deaths Former Clemson basketball standout Clarke Bynum, who once helped thwart a plane hijacking, died Monday after a long battle with cancer, the school said Tuesday. He was 45. The 6-foot-7 Bynum averaged five points and two rebounds in four seasons with the Tigers from 1980-84. He was an All-Academic selection in the ACC as a senior. Bynum may be best known for subduing a man who attacked a pilot in the cockpit of a British Airways jet in December 2000. The passenger managed to grab the controls, sending the plane into two nosedives, but Bynum and other passengers burst into the cockpit and wrestled the man down, restraining him until the flight with 398 people on board could land. Bynum was awarded South Carolina’s highest honor – the Order of the Palmetto – and a presidential commendation from Clemson in 2001 for his heroism. Jurisprudence A grand jury indicted four men in the armed robbery of Miami Heat forward Antoine Walker. Two of the men had been charged previously in the robbery of another NBA player. Prosecutors say 28-year-old Antoine Larkins; Demorris Hill, 25; Phillip Allison, 28; and Gregory Reedfields, 23, broke into Walker’s Chicago home June 9 and bound Walker and a relative with duct tape. The men then made off with Walker’s Mercedes, cash and jewelry, prosecutors added. The men were indicted on one count each of armed robbery, home invasion and aggravated kidnapping ETC.: Former Florida A&M basketball coach Mike Gillespie pleaded no contest to charges of stalking a former girlfriend and was sentenced to a year of probation. The court also ordered Gillespie, who is married, to permanently stay away from the victim in the case. ETC.: Former Villanova basketball star and NBA veteran Howard Porter was trying to trade money and crack cocaine for sex with a prostitute when he was beaten to death, according to murder charges filed against Rashad Arthur Raleigh, 29, a St. Paul man. Porter, 58, died May 26, a week after he was found unconscious in a Minneapolis alley. … Florida Panthers defenseman Jay Bouwmeester pleaded guilty to one count of impaired driving in Edmonton. Judge Michael Allen fined him $1,000 and banned him from driving for a year. Basketball Glen Davis, a second-round draft pick out of LSU, where his girth earned him the nickname “Big Baby,” signed with the Boston Celtics. He was selected 35th overall and was acquired by Boston from Seattle. Cycling Russian cyclist Vladimir Efimkin pushed ahead of the pack and held on to win the grueling fourth stage of the Spanish Vuelta to take the overall lead. Efimkin took over the leader’s gold jersey from Spanish rider Oscar Freire with an overall time of 16:02:50. ETC.: The T-Mobile cycling team fired rider Lorenzo Bernucci after his positive doping test at the Tour of Germany last month. The rider tested positive for a non-amphetamine appetite suppressant. College sports Loyola Marymount’s Heather Hughes was named Collegiate Volleyball Update’s National Player of the Week. CVU.com honored the senior for tallying 7.80 kills while hitting .405 over the Lions’ three matches. She was also named WCC Player of the Week. Later in the day, Hughes had 28 kills and 16 digs to lead LMU to a 30-21, 27-30, 25-30, 30-20, 15-9 victory at UC Irvine. ETC.: Cal State Dominguez Hills defeated Biola, 1-0, on a goal by Yvonne Vasquez in a women’s soccer game at CSDH. JC sports Harbor dropped a 2-0 women’s soccer match to Glendale despite 10 saves by goalkeeper Yvonne Velazquez, dropping the Seahawks to 0-1-2. El Camino dropped its match, 4-2, to host Moorpark (3-0), despite goals by Stephanie Hall and Samira Yakubu. El Camino fell to 2-1-1. In a men’s game, Harbor (4-0) defeated visiting Glendale, 1-0, on a goal by Alex Guerrero off a pass from Pascual Diaz. Soccer Pat Noonan scored in the third minute of overtime to lift the New England Revolution to a 2-1 win over the Carolina RailHawks in a semifinal of the U.S. Open Cup in New Britain, Conn. ETC.: Carlos Ruiz scored 58 seconds into the first overtime, leading FC Dallas over the Seattle Sounders, 2-1, in the other semifinal. Abe Thompson converted a penalty kick with a minute and a half left in the second overtime period to clinch the game for Dallas. Hockey Maple Leafs forward Mark Bell was suspended indefinitely without pay by the NHL after his plea last month of no contest to drunken-driving and hit-and-run charges. He will serve six months in a California jail at the end of next season. ETC.: Pierre Turgeon, 38, is expected to announce his retirement today. The top overall draft pick by the Buffalo Sabres in 1987, he went on to score 515 goals and 1,327 points in 1,294 career games with the Sabres, New York Islanders, Montreal, St. Louis, Dallas and Colorado. … Nine-time All-Star center Jeremy Roenick signed a one-year contract with the San Jose Sharks, postponing retirement for another shot at a Stanley Cup. … The Predators signed forward Josh Langfeld to a one-year deal. Olympics Pyeongchang declared its intention to bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics, a third consecutive attempt after the South Korean city narrowly lost two previous bids. Pyeongchang, 110 miles northeast of Seoul, lost the 2014 Games to Russia’s Sochi by four votes in July. Four years ago, Canada’s Vancouver won the 2010 Games after beating Pyongyang by three votes. Track and field Olympic bronze medalist Naman Keita of France had “abnormal” results on an anti-doping test during the track and field world championships, anti-doping officials said. “We are not at the point of a positive result,” an official from the anti-doping department of the sport’s world governing body told The Associated Press. “There is an abnormal result.” The official said Keita had been asked to provide documents to explain the result.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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