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Sports Briefs

AGENCIES

■BASEBALL

Adenhart trial may move

The man charged with killing Major League Baseball pitcher Nick Adenhart last year wants to move the murder trial outside of Orange County, California. The attorney for 23-year-old Andrew Thomas Gallo says the publicity surrounding the crash on April 9 last year will make it hard for Gallo to get a fair trial. Gallo has pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder and other felonies in the crash that killed Angels pitcher Adenhart and two friends. Police say Gallo had nearly triple the legal blood-alcohol level when his car ran a red light and crashed in Fullerton. Adenhart died hours after he made his season debut by pitching six scoreless innings.

■BASKETBALL

Hawes out for season

Sacramento Kings center Spencer Hawes will miss the remainder of the season because of a left knee injury, the team announced on their Web site on Thursday. Hawes, who was averaging 10 points and 6.1 rebounds on the season, had an MRI that revealed a bone contusion and will seek a second opinion, but miss the Kings’ final six games.

■BASKETBALL

Ex-NBA player convicted

Former NBA player Kirk Snyder was convicted on Thursday of breaking into a neighbor’s home in the middle of the night and beating him up in his bedroom. A Warren County, Ohio, jury found the 26-year-old Snyder guilty of aggravated burglary, felonious assault and assault. The jury had deliberated for less than a day following testimony in the trial, which began on Monday. He played for the Utah Jazz, New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets, Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA between 2004 and 2008 and then played a season in China. Snyder broke into the home of dentists Brad and Eugenia Roberts in Deerfield Township, north of Cincinnati, on March 30 last year. He smashed their rear doors with a rock and charged through the house to the master bedroom, shoving Eugenia Roberts aside before pummeling Brad Roberts, prosecutors said. He could receive up to 18 years in prison at his sentencing next month. Snyder has been treated for mental illness and had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

■BASKETBALL

Wade’s wife raps petition

Dwyane Wade’s estranged wife has responded to the Miami Heat star’s petition for sole custody of the couple’s two children, saying the filings are retaliation to her asking for an order of protection last month. Siohvaughn Wade’s attorneys say “it is regrettable” that the 2006 NBA finals MVP is continuing to “battle and abuse the mother.” Dwyane Wade filed for custody of the boys, aged 8 and 2, this week. He also asked a Chicago court that his wife be psychologically evaluated.

■FOOTBALL

Feagles still a Giant

Jeff Feagles, considered one of the National Football League’s most accurate punters, will return for a 23rd season after the 44-year-old re-signed with the New York Giants on Thursday. Feagles, who holds every significant NFL career punting record, will have to battle former Australian Rules Football player Jy Bond, who signed for the team last month, for the starting job. “In my meeting with [head coach] Tom [Coughlin] it was very, very clear that I was going to compete for my job this year,” Feagles said on the team’s Web site. “And my answer to that was, ‘That’s fine.’ I have been competing for a long time.”

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