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Press Box: Holdsclaw released on $100,000 bond

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Former WNBA player Chamique Holdsclaw was scheduled to be released from jail Friday in Georgia after she surrendered to police Thursday evening following an alleged altercation with Tulsa Shock forward Jennifer Lacy.

Holdsclaw, a six-time WNBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist, appeared before a judge Friday morning and was ordered to stay away from Lacy and wear an ankle brace as part of the conditions for her release. Bond was set at $100,000.

She was charged with aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and reckless conduct.

A warrant had been issued for Holdsclaw's arrest Thursday after, according to a police report, she smashed out windows in Lacy's vehicle with a baseball bat and fired a shot with a pistol through the rear driver's side window while Lacy was sitting in the driver's seat.

The bullet didn't hit Lacy. Officers recovered a shell casing, Atlanta police spokesman John Chaffee said.

The incident started at an Atlanta church where Lacy was working out. According to the police report, Lacy came out to her vehicle and noticed a gas smell. Holdsclaw then followed her as she left the church. When Lacy arrived at a friend's home, Holdsclaw began to strike Lacy's SUV with the bat before she fired the shot and then left the scene.

Lacy described Holdsclaw as her ex-girlfriend.

Holdsclaw, 35, retired from the WNBA in 2010 after 11 seasons.

SOCCER

--U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo tied the knot with former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens a few hours after he appeared in court Tuesday.

The marriage ceremony took place near Snohomish, Wash., king5.com in Seattle reported.

Stevens was in Kirkland Municipal Court Tuesday on suspicion of assaulting Solo during a party early Monday morning. Solo was present in the courtroom but left without speaking with reporters.

A judge found that there was no evidence to charge Stevens with an assault and released him. According to Kirkland police, Stevens was arrested Monday for investigation of fourth-degree domestic violence and was not charged, but the case remains under investigation.

Police said there was a physical altercation at a party that involved eight people. Solo wasn't identified by police as the victim, bur court records indicated that it was Solo. She had a cut on an elbow.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

--Rick Majerus, currently on a leave of absence, will not return as St. Louis' head basketball coach, the school announced on Friday.

Majerus, 64, took a leave of absence from the Billikens in late August because of health concerns, and he is still undergoing treatment for a heart condition. The school now says Majerus' time as St. Louis head coach is over.

The team finished 28-6 last season, and Jim Crews is acting as the team's interim head coach this season.

St. Louis went 93-67 in five seasons under Majerus.

The Billikens were picked to finish second in the Atlantic-10 this season.

--Florida point guard Scottie Wilbekin has been reinstated to the men's basketball team, the school announced Friday.

Wilbekin had been scheduled to be the starting point guard for the Gators, who are currently ranked No. 10, but he was suspended for the first three games for a violation of team rules.

Florida coach Billy Donovan said Wilbekin will play Sunday in Tampa against Middle Tennessee State, but he will not start, according to the Gainesville Sun.

--Fordham forward Chris Gaston will undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his knee that will sideline him for about a month. Gaston averaged 17.1 points and 9.9 rebounds per game last season and was a preseason All-Atlantic 10 selection this year.
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