landlord: cowboys' bryant left odors, damage
DALLAS — Dez Bryant faces a lawsuit from his former landlord over allegations of more than $60,000 in damages to a house that the Cowboys wide receiver leased.
The civil suit was filed last week by Texas state Sen. Royce West, an attorney who defended Bryant in a domestic violence case involving the 2014 All-Pro's mother. West seeks damages between $100,000 and $200,000. West's attorneys say Bryant and his representatives refused to respond to requests for reimbursement, and that an attorney representing Bryant threatened a lawsuit if West tried to collect. Bryant's agent, Kim Miale, didn't respond to a request for comment.
The lawsuit says the 6,400-square-foot home needed extensive repairs and cleaning, citing "irreparable damage to carpeting, flooring, window, shutters, and blinds; the presence of animal feces, trash, debris, and personal property inside the residence; and distinct and pervasive odors throughout.''
MANZIEL IN ACCIDENT: Dallas police said former Browns QB Johnny Manziel reported a hit-and-run accident Monday where he was the one hit. The publicist for the former Texas A&M star said Manziel hit his head but not seriously injured.
GREYHOUNDS: Husker Magic, who won 105 races from 167 starts — the only Derby Lane dog in history with at least 100 victories— was retired from racing Wednesday, kennel owner Jim Abernathy said. The female ranks tied for 33rd on the sport's all-time win list. She is expected to spend several months at the Abernathy residence in St. Petersburg before going to Grapevine, Ark., to begin a breeding career.
GOLF: Second-ranked South Korean Inbee Park withdrew from the U.S. Women's Open because of a left thumb injury. The tournament is July 7-10 at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif. Yunjie Zhang, a 17-year-old Chinese amateur who was the first alternate from Chinese qualifying site, got Park's spot and Hannah Burke of England, the first alternate from the English qualifying site, also got in.
TRUCK RACING: John Hunter Nemechek's Camping World Truck Series team was docked 10 points for failing to meet the proper ride height in a postrace inspection at Iowa Speedway, dropping Nemechek from sixth place to a tie for ninth in the standings. Nemechek was also fined $5,000 and placed on probation through the end of 2016 for approaching the race area after an incident with Austin Wayne Self.
tennis: Novak Djokovic cannot face Andy Murray until the final at Wimbledon after they were seeded first and second, respectively, for the third Grand Slam of the year. Play begins Monday. Djokovic and Murray will be in separate halves of the draw when it is made Friday. The women's seedings follow the WTA rankings, with six-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams at No. 1 and Garbine Muguruza at No. 2, followed by Agnieszka Radwanska, Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep. Murray has lost 13 of his last 15 matches against Djokovic, including at the Australian and French Open finals this year, but he has won their last two meetings on grass. Seventeen-time major champion Roger Federer is seeded third, followed by Stan Wawrinka. Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic, who has hired John McEnroe as coach.
Don Jensen, Times correspondent; Times wires