Saturday, February 17, 2018
Sports

Timetable for FSU's James 5-7 weeks after surgery

TALLAHASSEE — Florida State defensive back Derwin James will miss 5-7 weeks after having surgery on Monday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

The second-ranked Seminoles (2-0) travel to No. 10 Louisville (2-0) on Saturday.

James suffered the injury in the second half of last week's win over Charleston Southern. The 6-foot-3, 211-pound James is used as a safety, corner in nickel situations and as an edge rusher. He had eight tackles and an interception in the opener against then-No. 11 Mississippi and recorded three tackles against Charleston Southern.

Army back at work: Army coach Jeff Monken and his Black Knights knew the best way to honor Brandon Jackson was to return to practice with a purpose. So that's what the team did Monday, a day after Jackson, a 20-year-old sophomore defensive back from Queens, N.Y., died in a single-car crash. "Right from the get-go and just being out there was therapeutic for our team," Monken said Tuesday. "I think they were just glad to be out there together, and to be able to feel like they were doing something together to honor Brandon." The fatal accident occurred at around 1:50 a.m. Sunday about 20 miles south of the West Point campus, according to police and the U.S. Military Academy. The crash remains under investigation.

North Carolina: A magistrate issued an arrest warrant for Allen Artis, a 21-year-old junior linebacker, who is accused of sexual battery and assault on a woman in February. The warrant says he had sex with the woman while she was "mentally incapacitated and physically helpless."

UNLV: The program received the largest single gift in its history and will put the $10 million from the Fertitta family toward a new training facility. The gift will go toward the new facility, named the Fertitta Football Complex. The two-level, 73,000-square-foot complex will include an academic center, locker rooms, a workout center, training center and a nutrition bar.

USC: Sophomore linebackers Osa Masina and Don Hill were suspended from team activities while they are under investigation for sexual assault.

Comments
Winter Olympics: Perseverance breaks U.S. speed skating drought

Winter Olympics: Perseverance breaks U.S. speed skating drought

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — At the center of an arena still pulsing with life, under the watch of a hundred cameras and the parents who had winced and ached at every near-miss, John-Henry Krueger (right) found a place to rest his head.He slid down the w...
Updated: 20 minutes ago

Sunday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYAutosDaytona 5003 p.m.Fox; 102.5-FMBowlingPBA: 60th Anniversary Challenge1 p.m.ESPNCollege basketballWomen: USF at UCFnoonCBSSN; 1040-AMWomen: Wake Forest at N.C. StatenoonESPNUWomen: Miami at Virginia12:30 p.m.Fox SunDuke at Clemson1 p.m.Ch. 44...
Updated: 28 minutes ago
Florida blows double-digit lead at Vanderbilt

Florida blows double-digit lead at Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE — If Florida has a label, it's inconsistency.Up by 11 with just less than 14 minutes left Saturday, the Gators seemed poised to bounce back from Wednesday's overtime loss to Georgia with a road win over SEC also-ran Vanderbilt.But wit...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Winter Olympics: Americans had hockey brawn. Russians had more goals.

Winter Olympics: Americans had hockey brawn. Russians had more goals.

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — It was a game for Cold War nostalgia and present-day geopolitical angst, for feisty, post-whistle scraps in the corners and for cheap jokes on Twitter. It was a game drenched in history at the start and simmering with ill fee...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Rays trade Odorizzi to Twins, acquire Cron from Angels, DFA All-Star Dickerson

Rays trade Odorizzi to Twins, acquire Cron from Angels, DFA All-Star Dickerson

The Rays traded No. 2 starter Jake Odorizzi to the Twins, designated for assignment 2017 All-Star DH Corey Dickerson and acquired first baseman/DH C.J. Cron from the Angels in a series of late Saturday night moves.The return for Odorizzi is shortstop...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Who was right in Archer-Honeywell exchange? How about both?

Who was right in Archer-Honeywell exchange? How about both?

ROSTER REPORTFirst of our weekly semi-educated guesses at the makeup of the 25-man opening day roster, projecting that Jake Odorizzi and Denard Span will be traded:PITCHERS (12): Jose Alvarado, Matt Andriese, Chris Archer, Alex Colome, Nathan Eovaldi...
Updated: 3 hours ago
For Rays Wilson Ramos, horrors of 2011 kidnapping remain

For Rays Wilson Ramos, horrors of 2011 kidnapping remain

PORT CHARLOTTE – Lying on the floor of a Venezuelan mountain hideout as his kidnappers and would-be rescuers exchanged gunfire for more than five minutes, Wilson Ramos, understandably, feared the worst."Everything I was thinking in that moment ...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Denard Span happy to be with Rays now, would be happier March 29

Denard Span happy to be with Rays now, would be happier March 29

PORT CHARLOTTE – OF Denard Span was truly happy to be here in Rays camp on Saturday.But the Tampa product said he'll be much happier – and more relaxed – if he actually makes it to the regular season with his hometown team.The Rays ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
Emphasis on ‘D’ continues at Lightning face Devils

Emphasis on ‘D’ continues at Lightning face Devils

The emphasis was on defense during Friday's practice and today's morning skate as the Lightning look to reduce not only the number of shots on goal allowed but also scoring chances.It allowed 39 in Thursday's win against the Red Wings and 33 in Thurs...
Updated: 11 hours ago
Tom Jones’ Two Cents guide to spring training

Tom Jones’ Two Cents guide to spring training

Times columnist Tom Jones give his Two Cents guide to spring training.Best place to watch a gameBradenton's LECOM Park, although if you're a true Floridian and spring training aficionado, you still and will always refer to it as McKechnie Field. The ...
Published: 02/17/18