Former Fab 5 member in trouble over child support

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Former Fab 5 member in trouble over child support

From Comcast SportsNet Wednesday, August 17, 2011
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) -- University of Michigan "Fab Five" member and ex-Toronto Raptors player Jimmy King said he is working with authorities to resolve a child support claim after being arrested earlier this month. The state says he failed to pay 17,000. "We are working with the attorney general's office," King told reporters Tuesday outside a hearing in Pontiac. "We are going to do everything in our power to make sure that this is taken care of. I'm just going to continue doing what I'm doing to support my family." King, 38, is scheduled to return to court Sept. 9 for a preliminary hearing. King was arrested Aug. 9 at a basketball camp at a northwest Detroit church. He was arraigned the next day on a charge of failing to pay support he owed for one child. The charge carries up to four years' imprisonment but is commonly used to get parents to settle. King's lawyer Andrew Abood said his client has already paid 60,000 in support of his 17-year-old son. Authorities have been working since 2008 to get King to get up-to-date with the payments, and he ignored repeated warnings to get back on schedule, the state attorney general's office has said. King, Jalen Rose, Chris Webber, Ray Jackson and Juwan Howard made up the Wolverines' Fab Five in 1991-92 and 1992-93, when Michigan reached the Final Four of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. King played for the NBA's Toronto in 1995-96 and also played in Europe and for the Continental Basketball Association.

Red Sox score 7 in 7th to beat Rangers 9-4

Red Sox score 7 in 7th to beat Rangers 9-4

BOSTON (AP)  Dustin Pedroia waved home the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch, then singled in two more during Boston's seven-run seventh inning on Wednesday night and the Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 9-4 for their third straight victory.

Chris Sale (5-2) struck out six, falling short in his attempt to become the first pitcher in baseball's modern era to strike out at least 10 batters in nine straight games in one season. He allowed three earned runs, six hits and a walk in 7 1/3 innings and received more runs of support in the seventh inning alone than in any previous game this season.

Sam Dyson (1-5) faced seven batters in relief of Martin Perez and gave up four hits, three walks - two intentional - and a wild pitch without retiring a batter. Mike Napoli homered for Texas, which has lost three of four to follow a 10-game winning streak.