NCAA FOOTBALL: Oregon proposes 2-year probation
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon has acknowledged major NCAA violations in connection with football recruiting and proposed a self-imposed two-year probation with the loss of one scholarship in each of the next three years, according to documents released by the school.
The revelations were made in a summary disposition report included in the documents released Monday night. The contents were first reported by KATU television in Portland.
Haslam: FBI launched probe
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said the federal government has launched a criminal investigation into rebates offered by the truck stop chain owned by his family, including his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.
Agents from the FBI and Internal Revenue Service raided the Pilot Flying J headquarters in Knoxville on Monday.
Jimmy Haslam, who is the CEO of Pilot Flying J, held a news conference in Knoxville to confirm the investigation is criminal, rather than civil, in nature.
Muhammad will enter NBA draft
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shabazz Muhammad is one-and-done at UCLA.
The Pac-12 co-freshman of the year announced the news that had been expected since he arrived in Westwood: he’s leaving to enter the NBA draft.
Muhammad was the Bruins’ leading scorer with 17.9 points per game, fourth-best in the league. The 6-foot-6 guard from Las Vegas was named to the all-league first team and helped UCLA to a 25-10 record, the Pac-12 regular-season title and a runner-up finish in the league tournament.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Eddie Jordan and Rutgers were working to make him the head of the university’s scandal-marred basketball program.
A person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press that the parties were hoping to get a contract agreement for the 58-year-old Jordan by the end of the week.
Jordan, Rutgers’ career assists leader, is an assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A second complaint has been lodged against the men’s basketball coach at Wisconsin-Green Bay, this one alleging verbal abuse and bullying.
Gina Cougill, the mother of senior forward Brennan Cougill, wrote to university Chancellor Thomas Harden last week.
San Antonio signs McGrady
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio Spurs signed veteran forward Tracy McGrady, adding depth and experience for the playoffs.
The 33-year-old McGrady is a seven-time NBA All-Star drafted ninth overall in 1997. In 938 career NBA games, McGrady has averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.21 steals per game. In 44 playoff games, he has averaged 25.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.16 steals.
Premier League, NBC reach deal
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is all in with the English Premier League.
The EPL feels the same way about the U.S. broadcaster.
All 380 English Premier League games will be televised live by NBC and its networks next season as part of a three-year, $250 million contract.