Sports Briefs 10-10-12

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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa cornerback Micah Hyde says he made a stupid mistake and let a lot of people down after being arrested in Iowa City last weekend.

Hyde apologized to his family, coaches and teammates on Tuesday in his first public comments since being booked on suspicion of public intoxication and interference with official acts early last Saturday.

Coach Kirk has removed Hyde, a three-year starter, as a team captain. He also tightened the team's curfew after Hyde and reserves Ray Hamilton and Drew Clark were arrested in separate alcohol-related incidents.

Ferentz says he didn't suspend any of those players for Saturday's game at Michigan State largely because of their positive behavior prior to last weekend.

• Football

Bolt to football?: Football may be in Usain Bolt's future. The Olympic great says he might try his hand at the global game once he retires from track.

Bolt says "I always wanted to try to play soccer. Maybe at the end of my career. It would be something that I would love to try. I watch it on TV and see these guys play. I play it all the time with my friends."

Leaving school: Suspended TCU quarterback Casey Pachall is leaving school for the rest of the semester and entering an inpatient rehabilitation facility. Coach Gary Patterson made the announcement five days after the junior starter was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in his second brush with the law in the past eight months.

• Hockey

Radio voice dies: Budd Lynch, a veteran radio broadcaster who spent more than 60 years working for the Detroit Red Wings and became the team's public voice, died. He was 95.

Lynch, the hockey club's public address announcer, died following a brief illness at a Detroit-area rehabilitation center, the team said in a release. At 63 years, Lynch was the longest-tenured employee in team history.

Returns to OSU: Locked out by the NHL, Columbus Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger is returning to his alma mater to help coach the Ohio State men's hockey team. The three-year letterwinner with the Buckeyes, who has spent the last four of his seven NHL seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets, will be a volunteer assistant to coach Mark Osiecki.

• Elsewhere

Flees country: A man suspected of slashing a 25-year-old youth soccer coach to death and slicing off his ear last weekend on a New York City street fled to Mexico City, a law enforcement official said. Orlando Orea, also known as Orlando Gutierrez or Orlando Estevas, bought a one-way ticket on an Aero Mexico flight with cash moments before it was scheduled to leave from Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday morning, according to the official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.

Detectives discovered Orea's name at about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday and immediately placed him on a no-fly list, but he was already gone, the official said. Orea, 32, is suspected of killing Michael Jones at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday after the two men were seen together.

Match delayed: The eagerly anticipated showdown between Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods at the World Golf Finals has been pushed back a day because of thunderstorms at the Sultan course. Torrential rain from the thunderstorm began lashing Antalya Golf Club shortly after the morning matches in the eight-player event were completed today, forcing organizers to postpone the four afternoon matches to Thursday with the semifinals being staged afterward.

WAC changes: The Western Athletic Conference is adding Cal State-Bakersfield and Utah Valley next year as it punts away football after a half-century on the gridiron. The 50-year-old WAC is the first Division I conference to give up on football since the Southwest Conference dissolved in 1995, but the additions of Cal State-Bakersfield and Utah Valley assured at least for now that it won't also go the way of the SWC, and cease to exist altogether.

Karras released: Alex Karras was recently released from a California hospital after having kidney failure so he could spend his final days with family. "He may be dying of kidney failure because now his body is catching up to the deterioration of his mind," Craig Mitnick, Karras' attorney in a lawsuit against the NFL, told The Associated Press.

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