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first_imgLoughlin and Giannulli were accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as crew team recruits.DOPING-FISH STORYGone fishing? Thrower’s Olympic dreams capsized by silly fibUNDATED (AP) — Scottish hammer thrower Mark Dry told anti-doping authorities he had gone fishing when really he was at his parents’ house. That little white lie has turned into what could be a career-ending fiasco.The 2016 Olympian is facing a four-year ban for tampering with the anti-doping process as a result of the lie he told shortly after officers showed up at his house to find he wasn’t there. He had failed to tell authorities he was leaving the house. And though he portrays the excuse he made as nothing more than a silly mistake, the UK Anti-Doping Agency took it much more seriously. Lee played basketball at Vanderbilt and was a captain before graduating in 2000. She earned a master’s degree in counseling from Vanderbilt in 2002 and got her doctorate in higher education administration in 2012.COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERYLoughlin, Giannulli to serve prison time for college scamBOSTON (AP) — Court papers show actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have agreed to plead guilty to charges that will include prison time in the college admissions bribery case.Loughlin has agreed to serve two months behind bars and Giannulli has agreed to serve five months under the deal that must be approved by the judge. They will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss charges of money laundering and federal programs bribery that were added after the case was filed. An attorney for the couple declined to comment. Dry says it’s an example of massive overreach by the anti-doping agency. The UKAD says lying is a cardinal sin that cannot be tolerated.Up until his missed test, Dry also had a spotless anti-doping record. He had even acted as a whistleblower in an instance years back when he saw doping control officers being paid off in a hallway at a major event.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNBA may be on the cusp of a comeback planUNDATED (AP) — Something is finally clear in the uncertain NBA: Players believe they’re going to play games again this season. VANDERBILT-ATHLETIC DIRECTORVanderbilt’s Lee becomes 1st black woman AD in SECNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has removed the interim title and made Candice Storey Lee the first black woman to become an athletic director in the Southeastern Conference.Lee now is among only five women in charge of a Power Five program. Daniel Diermeier, who takes over as Vanderbilt’s chancellor on July 1, said Lee is the “living embodiment” of the university’s values and aspirations.Lee was named interim athletic director Feb. 4 when Malcolm Turner resigned after one year on the job for the former NBA G League president. The obvious questions — How? Where? When? — remain unanswered. But several people familiar with the details of the conversations have told The Associated Press this week that players around the league are being urged to start getting mentally and physically ready for training camps that could be just a few weeks away.As the NBA continues to work through multiple return-to-play scenarios, two people with knowledge of the situation say Orlando, Las Vegas and Houston remain under consideration as cities that could host regular-season and playoff games.Testing is expected to be a major component to any return-to-play plan that the NBA comes up with. Under scenarios being discussed, fans won’t be at games, and home-court advantage won’t exist since games will almost certainly all be at neutral sites.Wednesday marked the end of the 10th week since the NBA shut down on March 11. The pandemic halted a season that had 259 games left to play, but none of those games have been officially canceled yet.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:center_img May 21, 2020 Update on the latest sports Associated Press — Horse racing’s National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has canceled its induction ceremony in August because of health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hall of Fame president John Hendrickson says the museum believes it’s “in the best interests of everyone involved and for the integrity of the event to postpone the ceremony for a year.” The Hall of Fame ceremony was scheduled for Friday, Aug. 7. This year’s class includes trainer Mark Casse, jockey Darrel McHargue, horses Wise Dan and Tom Bowling, and Pillars of the Turf Alice Headley Chandler, Keene Daingerfield, Jr., and George D. Widener, Jr. They will be inducted with next year’s class. The 44th Annual Museum Ball scheduled for Aug. 14 also was canceled. It’s traditionally one of the highlights of the Saratoga summer social season.— Tokyo Olympic organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto spoke Thursday about the need to take “countermeasures” to combat the coronavirus at next year’s postponed games. Muto acknowledged in an online news conference that “there are some in Japan” talking about holding the games without fans. Muto did not say this was going to happen. He was responding to comments in a BBC interview in which International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said an Olympics without fans “is not what we want.” But Bach did not rule it out, and said any such a decision would take more time.— The governing body of swimming has postponed the short course world championships for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. FINA (FEE’-nuh) says the championships scheduled for December in Abu Dhabi will now be staged Dec. 13-18, 2021, in the United Arab Emirates because of the “the uncertainty related with the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.” FINA’s president says swimming organizers have worked closely with the United Arab Emirates’ authorities and “we believe this is the most suitable solution for all those taking part in this competition.”— German soccer club Dynamo Dresden has reported another case of coronavirus. The already quarantined second-division club has now had four players test positive. Dresden says on its website that the latest positive result was found in a fifth wave of tests conducted on Wednesday. It adds that another “category one” close contact of its coaching staff has also tested positive for COVID-19. The player, staff member and staff member’s contact person must now go into quarantine at home for 14 days. Dresden’s entire team was ordered by local health authorities into 14 days of quarantine on May 9 after two players tested positive. The club says that all players who tested positive before were cleared in the fourth and fifth wave of tests and that they and the rest of the team will be able to resume training on Saturday.— English soccer club Manchester United says it believes it will miss out on $24 million because the Premier League will have to make refunds to broadcasters even if the pandemic-disrupted season is completed. The league is in talks with its rights holders about rebates because of delays and changes to the broadcasting schedule. The season was suspended in March. Empty stadiums will also change the TV product. The rebates will vary based on the final position in the standings and the number of games aired live. United is in fifth place with nine games remaining. The Premier League hasn’t provided details of the broadcasting rebate.last_img read more


Women of Troy seek to snap four-game skid

first_imgAli Khosroshahin has been the USC women’s soccer coach since 2007. Already, they have dropped seven games this year, the most in Khosroshahin’s tenure and the most since they lost nine games in 2004.Leadership · Senior midfielder Samantha Johnson, who has recorded one goal and one assist this year, looks to help snap USC’s losing streak. – Jaideep Chadha | Daily TrojanThis weekend the Women of Troy (3-7, 0-1) face what could already be described as must-wins. USC hosts No. 19 Oregon State today and Oregon on Sunday. USC is 0-5 at McAlister Field this year, and the No. 19 Beavers (7-2-1, 1-0) will be the fourth ranked opponent the Women of Troy have faced.As has been the case all season, no matter the opponent, no matter the venue, Khosroshahin is focused exclusively on his team — and with good reason.“There’s a lot of talent in that group,” Khosroshahin said. “We have a lot of talent. Maybe if I didn’t think we had as much talent as our opponents I’d be more worried about them. But we can play with anyone and we’ve showed it.”Indeed, USC’s seven losses have been by a combined eight goals. USC’s most lopsided loss has been 3-1 to San Diego in the second game of the year. Of particular note, they have lost 2-1 to No. 23 Portland, 2-1 in overtime to then-No. 23 Texas and 1-0 to then-No. 4 Oklahoma State.“We’re a few bounces away from being 9-1,” Khosroshahin said. “I mean that Oklahoma State game says it all. We outplayed them. We outplayed the No. 2 team in the country [the Cowgirls have climbed to No. 2 in the rankings this week]. We just had one let down, they got one lucky bounce and that was it.”Last week against Washington State the Women of Troy nearly took a 2-0 lead when senior midfielder Carly Butcher rocketed a shot from the top of the penalty box that drilled the crossbar and bounced straight down. With the score still 1-0, the Cougars attempted a center pass that was poorly struck, but found its way through the mass of bodies in the penalty box, hit the post and bounced in.“We rip one off the bar and it comes out, and they just barely kiss one off the post and it bounces in,” Khosroshahin said. “We need some bounces.”But Khosroshahin is not making excuses.“We know what our problem is,” Khosroshahin said. “We can’t keep letting our guard down defensively. That’s the last place on the field we can make a mistake.”Defensively, the Women of Troy will have their hands full against Oregon State.The Beavers boast a balanced attack that features five players who have scored two or more goals this season.Junior forward Chelsea Buckland and sophomore forward Jenna Richardson lead the team in scoring with six and three goals, respectively.The Beavers’ defense is no slouch, either. Patrolling the net for Oregon State is senior goalkeeper Colleen Boyd. She recorded 14 shutouts last season. This year she has registered four shutouts and allowed just five goals in her eight appearances.To change things up a bit for this weekend’s play, Khosroshahin appointed senior forward Samantha Johnson and sophomore defender Autumn Altamirano as additional captains.Altamirano and Johnson will wear the captain’s bands for the first time against the Beavers Friday at 3 p.m.last_img read more


Bucks’ Sterling Brown plans on working with police after stun-gun incident

first_img Bucks’ Nikola Mirotic recruited Pau Gasol, told him team was ‘special’ The incident occurred on Jan. 26, 2018, when Brown made what he expected to be a brief stop at a local Walgreens. He parked in a handicap space. He then talked with officers while waiting for a citation outside of the store around 2 a.m. when officers took him down because he didn’t immediately remove his hands from his pockets as ordered. An officer yelled: “Taser! Taser! Taser!”Police later released body-camera footage that showed the interaction. Brown spoke on the same day the Bucks and Kings hosted a summit bringing awareness to social injustice ahead of their Saturday matchup. The summit also focused on improving communication and relations between law enforcement, community leaders and citizens after Sacramento was stunned by the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man. Brown, who is in his second season with the Eastern Conference-leading Bucks, also acknowledged his relationship with police will likely never be the same after his encounter.“It’s what they do that gives the trust, so if they’re not responding accordingly to how they’re supposed to and according to the Constitution – they’re not doing things constitutionally – then you wouldn’t even be able to trust them,” Brown said. “If you were in my situation, you wouldn’t come out trusting them, and they violated your rights.” It was just over 13 months ago when police used a stun gun on Brown in the parking lot of a Walgreens in Milwaukee. Now, he emphasizes he has moved on from the interaction, citing basketball for keeping his focus elsewhere.“I’ve been emotionally, spiritually, physically stable since the incident happened,” Brown said. “At the end of the day, I’m a professional and I’ve got a job to do and I’ve got to handle my business. There’s no sympathy if I’m down and out and complaining about it. It’s just next man up. I’ve got a profession that requires me to display it at all times. That really is what helped me just keep things flowing.” Related Newscenter_img Bucks guard Sterling Brown is hoping to improve law enforcement practices used during stops and arrests in order to avoid incidents like the one he encountered last year.“I have a platform now and I’m going to use it to help bring awareness and help bring change,” Brown said Friday, via the Associated Press. Bucks sign G Eric Bledsoe to 4-year, $70 million extension, report sayslast_img read more