Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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LSU loses key defensive tackle to torn biceps

BATON ROUGE — LSU defensive tackle Quentin Thomas is out for the season with a torn biceps, the school said Friday.

The redshirt junior and the Tigers' most experienced defensive tackle entering fall camp was hurt Wednesday. He is expected to miss about six months.

Coach Les Miles confirmed the injury but otherwise didn't comment.

The 6-foot-4, 303-pound Thomas had nine tackles in 11 games as the primary backup to departed senior Ego Ferguson last season.

Georgia Tech: The school will honor its scholarship offer to quarterback Jayled Ratliffe. The high school senior from Laurinburg, N.C., a consensus three-star recruit, fractured his skull in an ATV accident last week. Doctors said they don't know if he will be able to return to football.

Hawaii: Receiver Devan Stubblefield has a torn ACL and meniscus and will miss his freshman season. He was a consensus three-star recruit and expected to start.

Nebraska: Starting safety LeRoy Alexander was suspended for the season for an undisclosed violation. It came a day after starting cornerback Charles Jackson was lost for the season with torn ligaments in his left knee.

Northwestern: Running back Venric Mark was suspended for two games for an undisclosed violation. He ran for 1,366 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2012 before missing most of 2013 with a broken ankle.

Cancer returns to famed Nebraska boy

LINCOLN, Neb. — The 8-year-old who received national attention for his touchdown run in the 2013 Nebraska spring game has had a recurrence of brain cancer. Jack Hoffman of Atkinson had been in remission since October.

His father, Andy, said doctors found a "spot of concern" in Jack's brain in April and follow-up tests showed the tumor had grown. Andy Hoffman wrote on Jack's CaringBridge page that the tumor would be treated with chemotherapy.

Jack's touchdown won an ESPY Award for best sports moment of 2013. Players mobbed him and lifted him on their shoulders in triumph after his 69-yard run.

Basketball: Duncan Robinson will make a rare transition from Division III to Division I in the fall when he enrolls at Michigan. The 6-foot-8 forward will sit out due to transfer regulations but have three seasons of eligibility starting in 2015-16. Last season, he averaged 17.1 points and 6.5 rebounds in a school-record 1,110 minutes (34.7 per game) while making 81 of 179 3-pointers (45.3 percent) for Williams in Williamstown, Mass., one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country, and led it to the national final.

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