Sports briefs 2/28/06

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

High school

* An East Texas jury on Monday found a man guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the shooting of Canton high school football coach Gary Joe Kinne.

The same panel then began considering a penalty Monday afternoon for Jeff Doyal Robertson, who faces a prison sentence of two to 20 years. The jury in this small town about 60 miles east of Dallas rejected a charge of aggravated assault on a public servant in favor of the lesser charge.

Robertson, a hearing and air conditioning repairman, shot Kinne in April. Kinne was critically injured but has since recovered and is on the coaching staff of Baylor University.

Miscellaneous

* Lance Armstrong will have something to keep his mind off a certain cycling competition in July: He'll be hosting the 14th annual ESPY Awards, officials said Monday.

-- From wire reports

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