Sports briefs: Chris Collinsworth leaves BYU basketball team
COLLEGE BASKETBALL • Chris Collinsworth's short and injury-riddled basketball career at BYU is over. The school announced Monday that the sophomore forward will have career-ending microfracture ankle surgery and has decided to call it quits.
Collinsworth played 35 games as a freshman, averaging 4.8 rebounds and 3.2 points per game, before leaving on an LDS Church mission in Australia.
The past two seasons since returning home, Collinsworth has played in only 11 games. The Provo High graduate played nine games in 2010-11 before microfracture surgery in 2011 on his right knee.
Collinsworth's brother, Kyle, is on a church mission in Russia.
Olympian White faces charges
EXTREME SPORTS • Authorities say two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White has been charged with public intoxication and vandalism after an incident at a Nashville, Tenn., hotel. According to a police affidavit, White tried to attack a hotel guest who had followed him out of the hotel early Sunday morning. When the guest told White he had called the police, the skateboarder "attempted to attack the man and fell and hit his head."
The report says White appeared to be drunk. A separate affidavit states that White deliberately broke a phone belonging to the hotel.
A spokeswoman for Baptist Hospital said White was treated there and released on Monday.
Center Harrellson signs with Heat
NBA • The Miami Heat signed center Josh Harrellson on Monday. The 6-foot-10, 275-pound Harrellson played 37 games as a rookie for the New York Knicks last season, averaging 4.4 points and 3.9 rebounds. Harrellson appeared in 94 games over three seasons at Kentucky, averaging 4.7 points and 4.7 rebounds. The Heat have 18 players under contract for training camp, which opens with the first practice Sept. 29.
From wire reports