COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A day after coach Jim Tressel’s forced resignation for
lying aboutOhio State
players receiving improper benefits, the focus has
shifted to the investigation of star quarterback Terrelle Pryor and his
succession of used cars.
The salesman who put Pryor behind the wheel of several expensive vehicles
said in a sworn affidavit released by Ohio State on Tuesday that he didn’t offer
any special deals to Buckeyes.
“The deals that I did for Ohio State student-athletes were no different
than any of the other 10,000-plus deals that I’ve done for all my other
customers,” Aaron Kniffin said in the statement
NEW YORK -- swim
swim swim I SAY is the only female and minority owned swimming company
in the Harlem/Upper Manhattan NYC area that is teaching a "Fear of Water
To Loving the Water" (TM) swimming curriculum.
The company's president and CEO, Agnes Davis (pictured), who is also an instructor
of swim swim swim I SAY, comments, "We are so excited with the success
of our Fear of Water to Loving the Water Swimming Classes."
"To see tots,
children and adults who just don't want to get into the water (even if
they could stand), fear the water just because.
NEW YORK -- A capsule look at the NBA finals between theMiami Heat
, which begin Tuesday night (with playoff stats):
(3.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.1 bpg), FChris Bosh
(18.6 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 1.1 apg), FLeBron James
(26.0 ppg, 8.9 rpg, 5.5 apg), GDwyane Wade
(23.7 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 4.1 apg), GMike Bibby
(3.6 ppg, 1.9 rpg, 1.2
NEW YORK -- Tia Norfleet is used to breaking barriers. She's used to being
overlooked, and she well knows the low odds and risks involved. None of
this matters though.
Norfleet, 24, loves what she does and she'll stop at nothing to make it.
Racing ... is her life.
Growing up the daughter of a minister and a professional racecar
driver (Bobby Norfleet), Tia was introduced to the sport at a very young
age. In a predominately white, male sport, she is the exception to the
Female drivers are rare enough, but an African-American as well?
MARYLAND -- In his newly released book entitledAfrican American Authentic Manhood Training,
author Jeff L. Robertson teaches and equips young men with life-skill
principles that are vital to becoming authentic men of purpose.
teaches them the vital role that forgiveness plays in building healthy
relationships with family members, coworkers, classmates, friends, and
the community at large.
In the book, African American men are trained to master the following
1) To be "tenderhearted" (compassionate), not
INDIANAPOLIS -- The
2011 BCA Coach of the Year recipients are Coach Shaka Smart, VCU Head
Men’s Basketball Coach as the Fritz Pollard BCA Male Coach of the Year and
Coquese Washington, Women’s Basketball Head Coach, Penn State.
recipient of the BCA Myles Brand Administrator of the Year award will be
presented to Mr. Dan Guerrero, Athletic Director at UCLA.
BCA will honor two (2) individuals as the High School Coach of the
year. Coaches Carmen Jackson, Track and Field Coach at Miami
Northwestern Senior High Community School and Coach Ruth Lovelace, Boys
Varsity Basketball Coach at Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, N.
PARIS -- The 2018 Ryder Cup will be contested at Le Golf National on the outskirts of Versailles near Paris, officials announced Tuesday
Ryder Cup Europe officials conducted a competition in which France,
Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain sought to be the host
country for the 42nd Ryder Cup.
France won with Le Golf National, "an impressive 'stadium' course,
which has received high praise over the past 20 years," a Ryder Cup
Europe release said. The course will be the site of golf's French Open
next month for the 10th consecutive year.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A former captain of the Providence College basketball team faces
felony drug charges for alleged running a large-scale marijuana growing
operation, police said.
Police searched three Providence, R.I., apartment buildings owned by
Corey Wright, 37, and seized 85 grams of marijuana and $37,000 in cash
from one of the properties where Wright was living on the first floor,
The Providence Journal reported Tuesday.
At his arraignment Wright's defense lawyer argued Wright should be
released on bail because he is a patient in the state's medical
CHICAGO -- A former NFL running back arrested for heroin possession in Chicago
denied he had the drug and says the arresting officer had an "attitude."
Mack Herron, who played for the New England Patriots in 1973 and
1974, was arrested last week on the city's West side after police said
they saw him drop a tin-foil packet containing $10 worth of heroin
outside an abandoned building, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday.
In an interview, Herron acknowledged past drug problems but said he's largely clean now.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The New York Islanders and Nassau County officials Wednesday
announced plans to build a new arena that hinges on voter approval of a
Islanders owner Charles Wang, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray appeared together in Uniondale to
pitch the $400 million plan, NHL.com reported.
The deal calls for an arena to be built on the site of aging Nassau
Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mangano said a referendum would be held
NEW YORK -- Nearly a fifth of Americans say they are less likely to watch
professional football this year as a lockout threatens the NFL season.
In a Harris Interactive poll released Wednesday, 67 percent of fans
say they are as likely as ever to watch the new season if a contract is
reached between owners and players, but 19 percent say they are less
likely or much less likely to do so.
Only 4 percent are more likely to be tuning in, with 10 percent unsure.
The poll also finds disaffection rises from 12 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds to 25 percent of fans 55 years and older.
NEW YORK -- A former clubhouse manager for the New York Mets pleaded not guilty
to charges he stole $2.3 million in collectibles from the team.
Charlie Samuels entered his plea in Queens Criminal Court Wednesday
to charges he stole signed jerseys, bats, helmets and other equipment
from the team, the New York Post reported Thursday.
"The autographed sports memorabilia and collectibles industry has
become a multibillion-dollar industry and this case exposes its darker
side -- the enthusiast who does not collect for personal enjoyment but
rather stockpiles hundreds of pieces of sports memorabilia as a
long-term investment," Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
CALIFORNIA --Gus Johnson
the Fox Sports Media Group Tuesday and details have been released on his role with the network.
Johnson will work withCharles Davis
and call Big 12, Conference USA and Pac-12 regular-season games on FX.
In addition, the duo will call a pair of games for the Big Ten Network,
one of FOX’s two conference football championship games and the AT&T
Cotton Bowl Classic.
In 2012, Johnson and Davis will call FOX’s regular-season
over-the-air broadcast schedule, culled primarily from the network’s
recently completed rights agreement with the Pac-12, as well as the
aforementioned postseason assignments.
ARDEN HILLS, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings and officials of Ramsey County announced
Tuesday they have reached an agreement to build a new football stadium
for the team.
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, along with several county commissioners,
told reporters they have struck an agreement to construct an $884
million, retractable-roof stadium on the site of a former ammunition
plant in Arden Hills a suburb north of St. Paul.
Another $173 million would go for infrastructure improvements to the
site about 10 miles northeast of the team's current Metrodome home in
LONDON -- A top FIFA official denied a claim by a British soccer official that
he asked for bribes in exchange for support for Britain's bid to land
the 2018 World Cup.
Former Football Association Chairman David Triesman told a
parliamentary panel Tuesday members of FIFA's executive committee asked
for money, a knighthood and television broadcasting rights to gain their
support for Britain's bid, The Financial Times reported.
"There were some things put to me which in my view didn't represent
proper and ethical behavior on the part of [the executive committee]
members," Triesman told members of the culture, media and sport
committee of the House of Commons.
NEW YORK -- Ebony
Blackmon Humphrey, the wife of a national football champion defies the
odds, and taps into what she calls "the power of God" to author a series
of books entitledInside the Locker Room.
This series of books
gives a detailed account of her life as a devoted woman of God, and a
wife of a professional sports player.
The first book of the series entitledInside the Locker Room: The Journey of Faith and the Power of Prayeris scheduled to be released in May 2011, and will be distributed
everywhere books are sold by Charisma Media (formerly Strang
NEW YORK -- Social media is
Employees use their Facebook and Twitter accounts to keep up
with family and friends, to network, to post music, to inform their
online "community" of personal and/or social events, and, sometimes, to
vent about their day on the job.
What happens when one of their Facebook
friends shares the online rant about a supervisor with said supervisor
or someone else on the job?
And what if the employer has a policy that
prohibits employees from making "disparaging" remarks about their
COLUMBUS -- Ohio State officials are investigating the sale of as many as 50
automobiles to determine if NCAA rules were violated, The Columbus
Dispatch reported Saturday.
The newspaper reported the cars were bought by Ohio State athletes and their relatives.
The story said the school's chief NCAA rules compliance officer, Doug
Archie, was looking into the purchases. It is against NCAA rules for a
player to buy an item for a price that is not available to the public.
An automobile salesman was quoted in the story as saying he worked
for two dealerships where athletes and their relatives bought used cars.
BOSTON — As the football world absorbs Monday’s news thatDave Duerson had the football-related brain damage
he suspected before fatally shooting himself in February, an overlooked detail has emerged: had Duerson reached out for help via theN.F.L.
’s disability plan, which he helped administer, his neurological injuries would not have qualified for a high level of benefit, if any at all.
The disability program jointly run by the league and the players union gives its “football degenerative” award for total and permanent disability, up to $110,000 per year, for injuries deemed related to football that arise within 15 years of a player’s retirement.
BOISE, Idaho -- A slew of mostly minor allegations in multiple sports add up to a major institutional problem at Boise State, the NCAA alleges.
The NCAA found 22 violations with the most severe ones in women's
tennis. Infractions also were found in football, men's tennis, and track
and field/cross country so the athletic organization chose to bundle
them up into a single major violation.
Boise State officials must attend a June 10 hearing before the NCAA
infractions committee. A final report isn't expected for months.