Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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COLLEGES

TIDE STAR FACING DRUG, WEAPONS CHARGES

MONROE, La. — Alabama star OT Cam Robinson and reserve DB Laurence "Hootie" Jones were released from jail after their arrest on drug and weapons charges. Ouachita Parish Sheriff's records show Robinson and Jones were cited Tuesday for the misdemeanor charge of carrying a weapon in the presence of narcotics. Robinson also faces a charge of felony possession of stolen firearms.

Robinson and Jones were released on bond Tuesday morning, said Glenn Springfield, a spokesman for the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's office. He said he didn't know the amounts.

Robinson, who is heading into his junior season, is considered one of the top prospects for the 2017 NFL draft.

MEN'S GOLF: USF was at 24-over 600 and in third place after the second round in the NCAA Albuquerque Region. Florida led the Kohler Region at 11-under 565, with FSU nine back. The top five teams after today's final round advance to the championship.

NFL

Bucs add DT option

The Bucs still don't have a proven answer as they search for a fourth defensive tackle, but they've changed out one of their options, signing A.J. Francis, who was cut by the Seahawks last week, and releasing Davon Coleman to make room for him. Francis, 26, who is 6 feet 5 and 330 pounds, saw his first NFL action last season, playing in three games and getting two tackles. None of the Bucs' other defensive linemen are bigger than 307 pounds. Francis' competition for the fourth DT job is undrafted rookies such as Kansas State's Travis Britz and Auburn's DaVonte Lambert.

SOCCER

Man U clinches fifth

Manchester United beat Bournemouth 3-1 in an English Premier League game hastily rearranged because of a bomb scare, sealing fifth place and a spot in the Europa League group stage.

GREEK CUP: Midfielder Ronald Vargas set up a goal in each half for host AEK Athens to beat Olympiakos 2-1 and win a tournament marred by violence and administrative disputes.

ET CETERA

HOCKEY: The United States advanced to the quarterfinals of the world championship in St. Petersburg, Russia, even though it lost its last group game to Slovakia 3-2 in OT. The U.S. will face the Czech Republic.

HORSES: Gun Runner, the third-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, will skip the Preakness, leaving a likely field of 11 for Saturday's race.

OLYMPICS: Despite increasing worries about Zika, World Health Organization director-general Margaret Chan said the Rio de Janeiro Games should not be postponed, canceled or moved.

TENNIS: Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki withdrew from the French Open that begins Sunday, citing a right ankle injury.

Greg Auman, Times staff writer, Times wires

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