Police report: Kings’ Artest slapped, grabbed woman

first_imgFOOTBALL: Joey Porter has agreed to a five-year, $32million contract with the Miami Dolphins. The former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker is guaranteed $20million in the deal, according to a person with knowledge of the discussion who requested anonymity because Porter has not yet passed his physical and the contract may not be signed until today or Thursday. Porter spent his first eight seasons with the Steelers, who released him last week in a salary-cap move. HOCKEY: Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says he will turn to the National Hockey League to prevent the Pittsburgh Penguins from moving, one day after the team said it had reached an impasse in negotiations with state, county and local officials to finance a new arena. On Monday, the Penguins said they will actively pursue relocation and blamed government officials for failing to cut a new arena deal. SOCCER: Liverpool eliminated defending champion Barcelona from the European Champions League, advancing to the quarterfinals despite a 1-0 loss at Anfield. Liverpool, the 2005 champion, won the first leg 2-1 in Spain two weeks ago. Chelsea, AS Roma and Valencia also advanced to the quarterfinals. “Victim sustained visible trauma after being repeatedly grabbed by Artest and pushed to the floor,” said the Placer County Sheriff’s Department report. “Artest then slapped victim’s face (and) by use of force prevented victim from leaving.” Artest was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and using force or violence to prevent his victim from reporting a crime. He was released from custody after posting a $50,000 bond and is awaiting a March22 arraignment. Sacramento Kings forward Ron Artest slapped a woman’s face and grabbed her repeatedly, causing visible injuries, according to a sheriff’s report made public Tuesday. Artest was arrested Monday after a woman inside his home in a Sacramento suburb called 911 and said she had been assaulted. center_img BOXING: Victor Burgos has come out of a post-surgery medically induced coma and is responding to commands given by doctors at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, said Alan Hopper, director of public relations for Don King Productions. Burgos was seriously injured during a fight against flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan on Saturday at Home Depot Center. – Robert Morales 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more