FOUL PLAY

Soccer Player Jailed for Killing Referee

A suburban soccer player has been sentenced to eight to 15 years in prison for fatally punching a referee during a recreational league game near Detroit last year. Thirty-seven-year-old Bassel Saad punched referee John Bienewicz, 44, in the neck or throat last June. He pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in February. Saad, a Lebanese citizen, could reportedly be deported over the charge.