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East Valley briefs: Cards to add Williams to Ring of Honor

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Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2008 11:50 pm | Updated: 9:03 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Former Arizona Cardinals cornerback Aeneas Williams will become the 13th person put into the team’s Ring of Honor. The induction ceremony will come Nov. 10, during halftime of the “Monday Night Football” game against San Francisco.

Williams, who spent 10 seasons with the Cardinals before finishing his career with the Rams, has 55 career interceptions, and is expected to be in the Hall of Fame discussion when he becomes eligible after the 2009 season.

WNBA

• The Mercury traded point guard Leilani Mitchell to the New York Liberty on Wednesday for a third-round pick in next year’s WNBA draft.

Mitchell, from the University of Utah, was Phoenix’s second-round pick in last month’s draft.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

• A judge has postponed a hearing to discuss whether University of Arizona basketball coach Lute Olson should be held in contempt of court for withdrawing funds from a bank account co-owned by his estranged wife.

The hearing has been rescheduled for June 19.

Olson had been scheduled to appear in court Wednesday to explain the transaction before Pima County Superior Court Judge Sarah Simmons.

Kathleen McCarthy, the attorney representing Christine Olson, claims Lute Olson transferred funds from a Charles Schwab account, one of five joint accounts he shared with his estranged wife, to another Schwab account that only bears his name.

SOFTBALL

• The Amateur Softball Association, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, announced the top 10 finalists for the seventh USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award, including two Sun Devils, Katie Burkhart and Kaitlin Cochran.

The USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, in its seventh year, is designed to recognize outstanding athletic achievement by NCAA Division I collegiate softball players across the country.

TENNIS

• The 21st-ranked Arizona State women’s team (14-7 overall, 5-4 Pac-10) will hit the road again this weekend to open the 2008 NCAA tournament against Sacramento State in Fresno, Calif., Friday.

Should the Sun Devils top the Hornets, they would advance to the second round where they’ll face the winner of Lamar and 16th-ranked Fresno State on Saturday.

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