Pitt suspends three after drug raid
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three University of Pittsburgh football players have been suspended by coach Paul Chryst after their house was raided following a drug sting.
Police say junior tight end Drew Carswell, defensive tackle Khaynin Mosley-Smith and junior defensive back Eric Williams each will be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. The players’ home was raided early Friday morning.
Police say an undercover agent purchased several bags of heroin from another man, Darnell Reed-Young, at the players’ residence. Officers then obtained a search warrant and discovered drug packaging materials in several rooms and a scale with white residue in Carswell’s bedroom.
All three players will be charged by summons. Chryst says the team “has strict and clear standards regarding these types of behaviors” and their actions do not represent the standards of the program or university.
Packers extend Rodgers’ deal
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers signed quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a five-year contract extension through the 2019 season.
The deal, according to a person with knowledge of the contract who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not released the details, is worth as much as $110 million, with $40 million guaranteed.
Rodgers had two seasons remaining on his current deal for a total of roughly $20 million. So this is essentially a seven-year contract.
Westbrook out indefinitely
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook will have surgery to repair cartilage in his right knee and be out indefinitely, dealing a harsh blow to the Oklahoma City Thunder’s championship chances.
However, no one with the team would rule out Westbrook’s possible return if Oklahoma City keeps advancing in the playoffs.
Glover takes Zurich lead
AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Lucas Glover made an 18-foot birdie putt on his final hole to take a one-stroke lead over Boo Weekley after the second round of the Zurich Classic. Glover, the 2009 U.S. Open winner, shot a 5-under 67 to reach 12 under at TPC Louisiana.
• IRVING, Texas (AP) — Caroline Masson bogeyed three of her last four holes for an even-par 71, leaving her with a one-stroke lead after the second round of the inaugural North Texas LPGA Shootout.
• SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Brad Faxon and Jeff Sluman teamed to shoot a 10-under 62 in better-ball play to take the first-round lead in the Champions Tour’s Legends of Golf.
Pitino gets title tattoo
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino followed through on his promise to get a tattoo if the Cardinals won the NCAA championship, adorning his left shoulder blade with the school’s old-English ‘L’ emblem in red. The emblem is perpendicularly surrounded by the words ‘2013 NCAA champions, 35-5.’
Keselowski wins Nationwide race
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Brad Keselowski ducked underneath Kyle Busch to take the lead with 10 laps to go and won a wild NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond.