Sports log: Jets QB Geno Smith called ‘spoiled’


Jets quarterback Geno Smith’s behavior has raised questions about his maturity, NFL talent evaluators told in a story published Friday. His immaturity may have cost him about $3 million a year after his draft-day slide. A league source told that at least one team in the top 10 passed on him because of a pre-draft visit, saying, “He’s going to have a tough time in New York. Right now, he’s coming off as a spoiled, pampered brat.” . . . The Houston Chronicle reported that Texas safety Ed Reed had arthroscopic hip surgery to fix a labral tear . . . Baltimore hired former Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo as senior defensive assistant. Spagnuolo was fired following a season in New Orleans in which the defense allowed an all-time worst 7,042 yards, but was Giants defense coordinator when they upset the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII in 2008, and also was the Rams’ head coach from 2009-11, going was 10-38 . . . Cardinals linebacker and leading tackler Daryl Washington was arrested for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend, who authorities said is the mother of his baby . . . The Florida Legislature ended its sessions without passing any funding plan that would assist the Dolphins’ quest to refurbish their stadium.


Former Celtics coach O’Brien retires

Mavericks assistant Jim O’Brien is retiring after a 30-year career that included head coaching stints in Boston, Philadelphia, and Indiana. Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said that O’Brien is being replaced by Kaleb Canales, who was Portland’s interim coach last year. O’Brien led the Celtics to back-to-back playoff berths before resigning during the 2003-04 season . . . Saying he couldn’t find a buyer who would guarantee the team will stay in Minnesota, owner Glen Taylor pulled the Timberwolves off the market. He also rehired former coach Flip Saunders, who was named Minnesota’s new president of basketball operations . . . Former Maryland center and anticipated lottery selection Alex Len underwent successful surgery to stabilize a partial stress fracture in his left ankle, his agency Sports International Group announced. Len will be sidelined for 4-6 months . . . Kobe Bryant is in a court battle to try to keep his mother, Pamela Bryant, from auctioning off mementoes from his earlier days.


Cardinals closer Motte out for season

St. Louis closer Jason Motte will have Tommy John surgery and miss the season. The team had been taking a wait-and-see approach with the righthander, who thought he could avoid surgery. The Cardinals demoted Mitchell Boggs to Triple A Memphis after struggling in Motte’s place, with Edward Mujica taking over as closer . . . Setup man David Robertson is out for the Yankees’ series against the A’s because of a left hamstring injury. Joba Chamberlain (right oblique) was officially placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 28.


BC football upgrades pregame options


Boston College will offer new pregame hospitality options for the 2013 football season meant to enhance game-day experience. The enhancements will include a buffet meal, live broadcasts of other games from around the country, and a cash bar . . . Providence basketball player LaDontae Henton was charged with misdemeanor assault after what police said was a domestic dispute inside his dorm room. Henton is due in court May 16.


Turkish Olympian may lose her gold

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Olympic 1,500-meter champion Asli Cakir Alptekin of Turkey was charged with doping and could be stripped of her gold medal. Alptekin could face a life ban for a second offense. Another female Turk, hurdler Nevin Yanit, was charged with doping violations and could lose her European indoor title . . . Brad Drewett, a former tour player who led the ATP as executive chairman since 2012, died in his Sydney home of Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was 54 . . . In Oeiras, Portugal, top seed David Ferrer advanced to the Portugal Open semifinals, beating Victor Hanescu, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2) . . . In Munich, Daniel Brands beat top-seeded Janko Tipsarevic, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, at the BMW Open . . . The US Women’s soccer team will play a friendly against the Korea Republic June 15 at Gillette Stadium.