Former Bruin Stan Jonathan has been charged with criminal negligence in causing the shooting death of a Hamilton, Ontario man while hunting. Jonathan, 57, was deer hunting Nov. 11 when he fired a shot into an area of bush, striking Peter Kosid. Kosid was wearing camouflage and was bow hunting on a friend’s property Jonathan, who played more than 400 games in the NHL from 1976 to 1983, is due to appear in a Brantford, Ontario, court Dec. 14.
White criticizes Rockets over travel
Houston rookie Royce White remains absent from the team in a dispute over how the Rockets are helping him confront his anxiety disorder. White, the 16th overall pick in the 2012 draft, made a deal with the team to travel by bus to some games this season, so he could confront his fear of flying. White, who has yet to play in a game, said on his Twitter account that the Rockets have been ‘‘inconsistent’’ in helping him . . . The NBA players’ association is continuing its appeal on behalf of Kings center DeMarcus Cousins even after he has served his two-game suspension for confronting San Antonio announcer Sean Elliott in a ‘‘hostile manner.” Cousins can’t get the games back but is hoping to recoup his pay for each game missed. He lost about $70,500 . . . A cheerleader and stunt team member is in stable condition after falling on her head during a performance at an Orlando Magic game. The family of 31-year-old Jamie Woode said she suffered three vertebrae fractures and a broken rib but is expected to make a full recovery.
Big 12 reprimands Texas Tech coach
The Big 12 said it will issue Texas Tech football coach Tommy Tuberville a public reprimand for his sideline outburst at a graduate assistant during last weekend’s double-overtime win against Kansas. Tuberville said he has apologized to Kevin Oliver, whose headset and cap were knocked off when the coach pulled on Oliver’s headset . . . Texas A&M police said freshman wide receiver Thomas Johnson is missing. Police said the 18-year-old was last seen leaving his residence in College Station Monday evening . . . Joe Gilliam Sr., who coached Tennessee State football as an assistant or head coach during four decades, has died. He was 89 . . . Brown senior quarterback Patrick Donnelly and Framingham State junior defensive tackle Alex Torti received this week’s Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Gold Helmet Awards from the New England Football Writers.
Florida lands top basketball recruits
Florida landed the top two high school basketball prospects in the state. Guard Kasey Hill and forward Chris Walker, both regarded as five-star recruits and widely ranked in the top 10 nationally, signed letters of intent to play for the Gators . . . Tennessee women’s basketball coach Holly Warlick demonstrated the Lady Vols can still attract elite talent in the post-Pat Summitt era by receiving a letter of intent from Springfield (Ore.) post player Mercedes Russell, rated by ESPN’s HoopGurlz recruiting service as the nation’s No. 1 player in her class . . . Five-time Olympic medalist Missy Franklin made it official, signing a national letter of intent to swim for California starting next September. Franklin said she plans to swim collegiately for two years and then turn pro.
FC Dallas CEO arrested, takes leave
Douglas Quinn, CEO of the FC Dallas soccer team, is taking an indefinite leave of absence after being accused of beating and choking his wife at a New York City hotel. Police said Quinn assaulted wife Elizabeth after an argument in their Manhattan hotel room last Saturday. A criminal complaint said he repeatedly punched her in the face, put a pillow over her head, and applied pressure so she couldn’t breathe. He was freed on $20,000 bond and is scheduled to return to Manhattan criminal court Thursday . . . D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid and forward Lionard Pajoy were fined by MLS for their actions in a playoff game last week against the New York Red Bulls . . . Mix Diskerud scored his first international goal in the third minute of injury time, giving the United States a 2-2 tie against Russia in an exhibition game at Krasnodar . . . In East Rutherford, N.J., Neymar scored in the 64th minute and then skied a penalty kick well over the crossbar in the 81st, leaving Brazil with a disappointing 1-1 draw against Colombia before 38,624 fans . . . Roush Fenway Racing announced a change to its crew chief lineup, moving veteran Jimmy Fennig to work with Carl Edwards next season. Fennig has been paired with Matt Kenseth, who is leaving at the end of the season . . . Three-time world gymnastics champion and Olympic silver medalist Chellsie Memmel announced her retirement.