Woody Wommack talks recruiting with Quinton
Two college football players who were expelled last year after rape accusations have been cleared by police after authorities say their accuser recanted her story. Nikki Yovino, 18, of South Setauket, NY, has been charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence in connection to an incident at a Sacred Heart University football party in October, the Connecticut Post reports. When pressed about inconsistencies in her original statement, Yovino admitted that she made up the rape allegations against the two football players in hopes of gaining sympathy from another man – a prospective boyfriend, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Police said Yovino told them on Oct. 15 at a hospital where they responded for sexual assault complaint that she attended a Sacred Heart football club party the night before at a house on Lakeside Drive in Bridgeport.
Crowder — and not the Nets’ picks — is the sticking point in the deal, according to one report. The Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls are hung up on a potential trade for All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler, according to NBA.com’s David Aldridge. The snag in the deal stems not from the draft picks, but from Boston’s unwillingness to move starting forward Jae Crowder, Aldridge reports.
These are exciting times for ball technology. The top brands keep finding new, innovative ways to enhance feel, improve spin and boost power. Here's the skinny on two dozen new models, ranging from premium Tour to value options. Our advice? Test two
Feb. 21 (UPI) -- While many UFC fans were focused on the fall of Ronda Rousey, her boyfriend Travis Browne took a beating Sunday in Nova Scotia. Browne had a great first round in UFC Fight Night 105 against Derrick Lewis. Then the Hawaiian turned it on so much that the fight had to be stopped in the second round. Lewis delivered some serious upper body blows to Browne before he fell on his back onto the mat. Lewis then slammed his right fist repeatedly into Browne's skull until he lost consciousness. After the fight, Lewis was asked about how badly he was hurt. "I just got to do a No. 2, that's all," Lewis said on FS1. "It's not really hurting from the kick, I've just got a boo-boo." Lewis delivered
The Maple Leaf will wear these St. Pats jerseys March 18 against the Blackhawks. (Toronto Maple Leafs) The Toronto Maple Leafs will rock their St. Pats uniforms for the first time in 15 years when they host the Chicago Blackhawks on March 18. As part
The Boston Red Sox made some pretty major upgrades to the team this offseason, but they’ll still have a 6-foot-3, 230-pound hole in their roster come Opening Day. To say replacing David Ortiz in 2017 is going to be difficult would be an understatement, but that doesn’t change the fact that the Red Sox have to do it anyway. But luckily for the club, it could already have the pieces it needs to match Big Papi’s production and his leadership. One important thing to remember about the designated hitter’s retirement is that the Red Sox never revolved around only him, even if it felt that way much of the time. Ortiz’s veteran presence has been an integral part of Boston’s success for the last decade-plus
Sammy Sosa is open to a return to the Cubs, but the organization isn’t feeling it. The Chicago Cubs’ World Series run saw a number of franchise icons return to the limelight. Slugging outfielder Sammy Sosa has not returned to Wrigley Field after the two sides experienced a nasty divorce following the 2004 season.
On its front page Wednesday, the nation’s largest newspaper by circulation said NASCAR’s problems “seem to have spun out of control.” “Long a Cultural Icon, NASCAR Hits the Skids,” reads the headline on the article in The Wall Street Journal. One of the article’s two writers, Tripp Mickle, graduated from Myers Park High in Charlotte. The article says NASCAR’s largely working class and white fan base is aging and was knocked harder by the recession than more-affluent fan bases of other major national sports. “There’s no magic pill for this one,” former NASCAR race team owner Ed Rensi told the Journal. “It’s about economics and demographics.” NASCAR also has suffered from a lack of stars, the article
As Indiana’s 2016-17 basketball season continues to spiral all to hell, speculation’s undoubtedly ramping up about Tom Crean’s future in Bloomington. I wrote last week that it wouldn’t shock me to see Crean seek an exit from Bloomington, just out of self-preservation. According to Yahoo’s Pat Forde, that won’t be the Indiana head man’s first option. After Mark Gottfried’s odd mid-season firing at NC State, some speculated that Raleigh could be a soft landing spot for Crean — and the type of mid-level, decent Power 5 job where he could succeed. Forde calls that a non-starter according to “industry sources” in his column this week, before elaborating more on the reasons. But widespread speculation
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick could be called to testify in the Aaron Hernandez double murder trial, according to documents released Wednesday. Belichick is listed among the possible defense witnesses who could be called to the stand. Hernandez, the former Patriots tight end, is already serving a life sentence for the fatal shooting of Oldin Lloyd in 2013. Belichick was listed on the witness list for that trial but was not called to testify. However team owner Robert Kraft was called to the stand. Hernandez is again standing trial after pleading not guilty to the early morning shootings of two men in Boston in 2012. The defense lawyers also may call Hernandez’s former teammate at
Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers might not be done wheeling and dealing yet as we move closer to Thursday's NBA trade deadline. While the Purple and Gold accomplished one of their goals in acquiring a 2017 first-round pick in exchange for Lou Williams, the franchise is reportedly looking to move another one of their veteran wing players. According to Arash Markazi of ESPN.com, the Lakers' other goal going into the trade deadline was to find an NBA team that would be willing to take Nick Young off of their hands for just about anything. Even though Young has enjoyed one of the best seasons of his career under Luke Walton, he's averaging 13.8 points per game while shooting 41.3% from beyond
Putting a cap on a West Coast swing that produced one marquee winner after another, Dustin Johnson lapped the field at the Genesis Open at Riviera and vaulted to No. 1 in the World Ranking. What does your top five look like? Shane Bacon, golf analyst, Fox Sports ( @shanebacon ): I’m going to go my top-five in the world currently, with Rory simply landing on the list because, when healthy, he’s a top-two player and, when on the couch, he still doesn’t drop out of the Top 5. The only major move I’d make is to swap out Rory, at least until he returns healthy, for Stenson.
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is adamant baseball needs to respond to fans’ desires to change the game. PHOENIX – Not even two minutes into his latest state of baseball address, commissioner Rob Manfred, now comfortably into his third season on the job, revealed publicly what for years lurked in boardrooms and offices with windows. As the lead labor lawyer for Major League Baseball, he did what at one point seemed impossible: tipped the imbalance of negotiations, forever in the players’ corner, back to the league.
Candice Wiggins celebrates a win in 2011. The WNBA has historically been the most forward-thinking sports league in America when it comes to gay rights. While the WNBA hasn’t always made the LGBTQ community proud with how it chooses to promote and accommodate its gay players, it’s fair to say that they’ve made meaningful strides.
With an uncertain future in MMA, Ronda Rousey is continuing to pursue opportunities outside of the octagon. The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion has landed another acting role. According to TMZ, Rousey will make a guest appearance on NBC’s “Blindspot
Three-time Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes AMG Petronas has revealed his new helmet design for the 2017 season, which saw a competition opened to fans to design it the Bell Racing helmet. Hamilton wrote in an Instagram post that from more than 8,000 entries, a design from Brazilian artist Raí Caldato most captured what Hamilton wanted to wear. Hamilton wrote: “Raí evolves my layout by adding new stripe elements on the sides. As a tribute to my hero, Ayrton Senna the helmet features the colours of Brazil – green, yellow and blue. These are accompanied with the 3 stars that represent my Championship wins.” The traditional yellow that’s been a large part of Hamilton’s helmets
Michigan tight end Devin Asiasi is transferring out of the program, head coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed to the media on Tuesday evening. Rumors had been swirling on the Asiasi front since the end of the regular season, with reports indicating that he would be transferring out of the program to be closer to his family in California. It is a definite blow to the Wolverines, who saw him play a role on offense early on in 2016 as a true freshman and he was expected to see a huge increase in playing time next year with Jake Butt graduating from the program. Asiasi had two catches for 18 yards and one touchdown in his lone season with the program. This story is developing.
The Green Bay Packers were recently reported as a team that could be interested in edge rusher Connor Barwin, but don’t expect the Packers to start sending trade offers to the Philadelphia Eagles. Only if the Eagles release the veteran rusher would Green Bay become a potential landing spot. According to Mark Eckel of NJ.com, the Eagles will likely look to move Barwin before the start of the new league year, with a trade representing one of the possibilities. Eckel mentioned the Packers as one team with potential interest, although he was clearly speculating on the matter. A trade with the Packers should be considered unlikely. Barwin’s current deal is worth over $8 million on the 2017 cap, and
The Los Angeles Dodgers enter the season with one of baseball’s most talented teams on paper and have a great shot to win the World Series. Again. It’s the same old story, isn’t it? In 2016, the Dodgers won between 91 and 94 games and took the NL West for the fourth straight season. And for the fourth straight year, they bowed out of the playoffs before the World Series. The Dodgers haven’t won the NL pennant since 1988. Twenty-four of the other 29 MLB teams have won a pennant since the Dodgers last did. That’s remarkable under the circumstances. The current iteration of the Dodgers houses a huge payroll, one of the smartest front offices in baseball -- led by president Andrew Friedman and
Thursday's NBA trade deadline is fast approaching, and rumors are flying like mad. Serge Ibaka to the Raptors — we've also seen the Lakers and Rockets cut an interesting deal. On Tuesday night, hours after Magic Johnson was named the new president of basketball operations for the Lakers, the Lakers dealt Lou Williams to Houston for Corey Brewer and an unprotected first-round pick.
At The Honda Classic, the famed three-hole stretch tests the mettle of the game’s best. Here’s how they survive. The notorious Bear Trap -- holes 15, 16 and 17 -- at PGA National’s Champion course is the gauntlet all Honda Classic winners must
Bob Huggins fell to his knees and clutched his chest during a scary moment just before halftime. West Virginia players picked up their coach, got him to the bench and made his job easier by maintaining a comfortable lead the rest of the way Monday night. Jevon Carter had 24 points and Lamont West had a career-high 23, helping the 12th-ranked Mountaineers roll to a 77-62 win over Texas following Huggins' frightening fall.
On the day he hoped would save his elbow, Garrett Richards laid face down on a table with his back exposed. Richards was wide awake, the blessing of local anesthesia saving him from physical pain but not the anxiety that crept into his head: Is this really going to work? Rather than the standard tear across his ulnar collateral ligament, Richards’ ran lengthwise along the middle of his UCL, a rare manifestation of an increasingly commonplace injury that almost always ends with Tommy John surgery.
Moussa Dembele could snub Europe's biggest clubs and stay at Celtic for the duration of his four-year contract, according to his agent. Real Madrid are the latest top side to have been linked with Dembele, who has scored 27 goals in all competitions since joining from Fulham in June. The boy is doing well, Celtic are doing well and we as agents are doing the right things for everyone – but it's so important to focus on the right things.