Neb. Moves to Revoke Dennard’s Probation

Lincoln, Neb. — Nebraska prosecutors are moving to have probation revoked for New England Patriots’ defensive back Alfonzo Dennard.

Online court records say an arraignment on the revocation motion is scheduled for July 31.

The 23-year-old Dennard was pulled over in Lincoln, Neb., early Thursday morning and is charged with first-offense drunken driving, refusing a chemical test and a traffic infraction.

It was Dennard’s second arrest in 15 months. The former Cornhuskers star hasn’t served a 30-day jail sentence for assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest outside a Lincoln bar on April 21, 2012.

That term is scheduled to begin next March. He also was sentenced to two years of probation.

Basketball

Nets Coach Gets Probation

Hampton Bays, n.y. — Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge and was placed on interim probation nearly a year after he smashed his Cadillac SUV into a utility pole on eastern Long Island.

In exchange for the guilty plea, Kidd agreed to speak to Long Island high school students about the dangers of drunken driving.

If he fulfills his community service, his plea will be reduced to a violation — driving while ability impaired — when he returns to court on Sept. 30.

Tennis

Hall of Famer Unretires

Carlsbad, Calif. — Tennis Hall of Famer Martina Hingis plans to come out of retirement and play doubles at the Southern California Open.

Hingis will play with Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia.

The 32-year-old Hingis will be making her first WTA tournament appearance since September 2007.

The former No. 1 player in the world was often troubled by foot injuries. She retired for the second time in 2007, when she drew a two-year suspension for testing positive for cocaine at Wimbledon. Hingis denied taking the drug but did not appeal the ruling.

The tournament is July 27-Aug. 4.

Bobsledding

Nightclub Incident Probed

Lake Placid, n.y. — The U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation is looking into a nightclub altercation that allegedly involved Olympic hopeful Lolo Jones.

Jones reportedly argued early Saturday with a woman before bouncers at the Roomers club separated them. Police say no charges were filed.

USBSF spokeswoman Amanda Bird said the federation is interviewing athletes and witnesses and would act if needed when the process ends.

Jones is an Olympic hurdler entering her second bobsled season. She’s been criticized for joking about her bobsledding prize money, once challenged former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand to a race without knowing he was paralyzed, and has been ripped for her lucrative sponsorship deals.

Soccer

U.S. Edges Costa Rica

East Hartford, Conn. — Brek Shea scored his first international goal off a feed from Landon Donovan in the 82nd minute Tuesday night to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica and the top spot in its Gold Cup group.

Seconds after Sean Johnson made a brilliant save off a corner kick, Joe Corona cleared the ball, setting up the winning sequence.

The veteran Donovan, trying to work his way back into a starring role on the national team after a self-imposed hiatus, took the ball on the right side. He quickly spotted Shea, who came on just five minutes earlier, streaking down the middle.

Donovan’s pass hit Shea in stride, and the Stoke City player sent a left-footed shot from 15 yards off goalkeeper Patrick Pemberton for the winner, the Americans’ eighth straight, a team record.

They will play El Salvador on Sunday in Baltimore, while Costa Rica meets Honduras.