Sports Log

Sports log: Redskins will start Cousins, not Griffin


Kirk Cousins will start Sunday at Cleveland in place of injured quarterback Robert Griffin III, the Redskins announced Saturday night. Griffin, who suffered a sprained knee ligament when he was hit by Ravens lineman Haloti Ngata last weekend, has been listed as questionable. Cousins relieved Griffin and led Washington to an overtime victory . . . Kansas City put Dwayne Bowe, the team’s leading receiver, on injured reserve with hurt ribs . . . Friends, family, teammates, and community members filled a St. Louis church to say goodbye to Jerry Brown Jr., the linebacker who died Dec. 8 when a car he was in flipped after hitting a curb. The driver, teammate Josh Brent, was charged with intoxication manslaughter Brown’s casket was Cowboys grey with the team’s star logo on the inside . . . Bob Odell, a standout player at Penn and later a coach at Williams College (1971-86) and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, died in Pennsylvania. He was 90.


Jones to replace Amendolara on 98.5

Adam Jones is the choice to succeed Damon Amendolara as the evening host on 98.5 The Sports Hub, multiple industry sources confirmed. The hiring still must be approved by CBS Radio management. Jones, 28, arrives from ESPN Radio, where he has most recently served as a weekend “SportsCenter” anchor. But he is not a newcomer to the Boston market, having hosted the online “Adam Jones Show” on until August. He has previously worked at The Sports Hub, co-hosting “The Dan Shaughnessy Show” on weekends and occasionally filling in for Amendolara.



Schwartzel stays hot in South Africa


In Malelane, South Africa, Charl Schwartzel shot an 8-under-par 64 to take a 10-stroke lead after three rounds of the Alfred Dunhill Championship. The 2011 Masters champion repeated the dazzling form that won him the Thailand Golf Championship by 11 shots last week. Gregory Bourdy was alone in second at 11 under . . . Daniel Chopra shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the rain-delayed Johor Open. Chopra had a 10-under 134 total in the Asian Tour event. Sergio Garcia was 7 under after a 69. Ernie Els was 3 under after a 72 . . . Davis Love III and son Dru birdied five of the last six holes for a 12-under 60 and one-stroke lead after the first round of the Father-Son Challenge in Orlando.


Lochte breaks another world record

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Ryan Lochte broke the 100-meter individual medley world record in the semifinals of the short-course world championships in Istanbul, finishing in 50.71 seconds.On Friday, the American broke the world record in the 200 IM. The US won the women’s 400 freestyle relay, with Megan Romano, Jessica Hardy, Lia Neal, and Allison Schmitt finishing in 3:31.01; Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania, the 15-year-old Olympic champion, won the 100 breaststroke in a meet-record 1:03:52; Brazil’s Nicholas Santos won the 50 butterfly in a meet-record 22.22.

Winter sports

Oft-injured Nyman wins WC downhill

Steven Nyman, an American skier who had his once promising career derailed for the past five years by injuries, scored an improbable win after starting 39th in a World Cup downhill that was shortened because of heavy snowfall and low visibility in Val Gardena, Italy. Nyman, who finished in 1 minute, 28.82 seconds, also won this race in 2006 — his only previous victory. Rok Perko another late starter, finished second for his first career podium result, 0.19 seconds behind Nyman. Downhill world champion Erik Guay was third, 0.24 back. No man had won a downhill with such a high start number since Fritz Stribl wearing No. 43 in Val d’Isere, France, in 1996 . . . The women’s World Cup super-G race in Val d'Isere, France, was canceled because of poor weather conditions . . . In La Plagne, France, Lyndon Rush and brakeman Jesse Lumsden raced to their first World Cup two-man bobsled victory of the season, and American Katie Uhlaender won the women’s skeleton race.


Phillies sign pitchers Adams, Lannan

The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a $12 million, two-year deal with setup man Mike Adams and a one-year deal with lefty starter John Lannan . . . The father of Matt Bush, a former pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, said his son is expected to agree to a plea deal that involves a prison sentence of at least three more years in a DUI crash that injured a motorcyclist. Bush was released by the Rays in October . . .Abby Wambach scored twice to help the US women close out the season with a 4-1 exhibition win over China in Boca Raton, Fla.