Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Sports

Sports in Brief

college football

Reports: vols rb coach to join fsu staff

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State has hired Tennessee running backs coach Jay Graham to fill one of its two assistant coaching vacancies, according to reports Monday.

FSU didn't confirm any of the reports. New Tennessee head coach Butch Jones said on Twitter Graham, 37, was leaving for another job.

There was no word on what Graham's role at FSU would be.

FSU just hired a running backs coach, Randy Sanders, a longtime Volunteers assistant who was Graham's position coach in college at Tennessee. Graham will also be reunited with FSU defensive ends coach Sal Sunseri, who was Tennessee's defensive coordinator in 2012.

Before going to Tennessee last season, Graham coached running backs and tight ends at South Carolina. He may be best known for recruiting former South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore, considered among the top prospects in April's NFL draft before sustaining a knee injury last season.

Miami investigation: Louisville defensive line coach Clint Hurtt faces NCAA allegations of receiving and providing impermissible benefits while an assistant at Miami from 2001-09. The NCAA says he received a $2,500 loan and provided perks to recruits. The governing body sent Hurtt and Louisville a letter of allegations Feb. 19; the university released it as part of an open records request. The NCAA says Hurtt, 34, provided false and misleading information during its investigation of what it says was a decade of improper conduct spearheaded by a former booster. Hurtt has until May 20 to respond to the charges.

tennis

Federer finds way in second set

Roger Federer rallied past Tunisian wild card Malek Jaziri 5-7, 6-0, 6-2 today to reach the second round of the Dubai Championships in United Arab Emirates.

The second-ranked Federer was playing the 128th-ranked Jaziri for the first time. Jaziri broke serve to go up 6-5 in the first set and closed it out with a backhand down the line.

Federer dominated from that point, racing through the second set in 23 minutes and breaking Malek twice in the third.

Delray Beach championships: Third seed Sam Querrey moved into the second round when Michael Russell retired with a left leg injury with Querrey leading 6-2, 2-2. In the biggest upset, 62nd-ranked Ivan Dodig beat fifth seed Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3, 6-3.

et cetera

Charities: Athletes' charitable foundations often raise surprisingly little money, overspend on fundraising events and direct small percentages of revenue toward their stated goals, reported the Boston Globe, which examined 50 foundations. One example: A foundation started by Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez gave only 1 percent of proceeds to charity during its first year of operation in 2006, then stopped submitting mandatory financial reports to the IRS and was stripped of its tax-exempt status. Yet the group's website still tells visitors the A-Rod Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization.

Greyhounds: Tiger Boy was Derby Lane's lone representative on the 2012 All-American first team announced by the American Greyhound Track Operators Association in Las Vegas. Venus Espinosa made the second team. Each team had eight dogs.

Orlando Sentinel; Knoxville (Tenn.) News Sentinel; Don Jensen, Times correspondent; Times wires

Comments
Lightning beats Predators in overtime

Lightning beats Predators in overtime

NASHVILLE — Steven Stamkos’ celebration said it all.The Lightning captain delivered an emphatic fist pump after his rocket one-timer clanked in off the crossbar, tying the score with just over two minutes left at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday night. T...
Updated: 7 hours ago

High school scoreboard for Jan. 23

Tuesday’s scoreboardBoys basketballBoca Ciega 55, Canterbury 53Girls basketballBoca Ciega 65, Largo 19
Updated: 8 hours ago

James joins exclusive group with 30K points

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — LeBron James became the youngest player ever with 30,000 career points, but LaMarcus Aldridge scored 30 to lift the Spurs over the slumping Cavaliers 114-102 on Tuesday night. James had 28 while becoming the seventh member of the...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Lightning journal: Mikhail Sergachev a healthy scratch

Lightning journal: Mikhail Sergachev a healthy scratch

NASHVILLE — Lightning rookie D Mikhail Sergachev was a healthy scratch Tuesday for the first time this season.Coach Jon Cooper didn’t elaborate before a 4-3 overtime victory over the Predators, just labeling it a "coach’s decision."It was a bold deci...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Joe Smith’s takeaways from Lightning-Predators

Steven Stamkos is showing signs of snapping out of his slump. Stamkos, who Tuesday snapped a nine-game goal drought, had more jump (and four shots) Monday. On Tuesday, Stamkos had a slick setup on a 2-on-1 for Vladislav Namestnikov’s goal. Stamkos’ 3...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Wednesday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYCollege basketballMarquette at Xavier6:30 p.m.FS1South Carolina at Florida7 p.m.SEC; 1250-AMGeorgia Tech at Florida State7 p.m.FSF; 1010-AMBoston College at Syracuse7 p.m.ESPNUSt. Joseph’s at St. Bonaventure7 p.m.CBSSNNebraska at Rutgers7 p.m.Bi...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Two quick goals in second lift Penguins

PITTSBURGH — Dominik Simon and Jean-Sebastien Dea scored 76 seconds apart in the second period, fellow rookie Casey DeSmith made 34 saves and the Penguins beat the Hurricanes 3-1 on Tuesday night. Jake Guentzel added a goal midway through the third a...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Back on right path, Robinson High’s Byron Pringle hopes to impress at Senior Bowl

Back on right path, Robinson High’s Byron Pringle hopes to impress at Senior Bowl

MOBILE, Ala. — Byron Pringle understands how easily his life could have gone another way."I’ve been through a lot, but I’m very blessed," he said. "What happened in the past, it made me who I am today. It’s made me realize you have to value the thing...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Downcast Nadal hobbles out, unable to finish fifth set

Downcast Nadal hobbles out, unable to finish fifth set

MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal limped off the court after quitting in pain early in the fifth set Tuesday to send Marin Cilic into the semifinals of the Australian Open, 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2, 2-0.The top seed, who had been treated on his upp...
Updated: 10 hours ago
Senior Bowl journal: Washington State teammates playing with heavy hearts after QB’s suicide

Senior Bowl journal: Washington State teammates playing with heavy hearts after QB’s suicide

MOBILE, Ala. — Washington State QB Luke Falk and G Cole Madison began their practices at the Senior Bowl on Tuesday with heavy hearts, still reeling from last week’s news that Cougars QB Tyler Hilinski had committed suicide.They remembered their frie...
Updated: 10 hours ago