Richard Strauss, a now-deceased doctor accused of sexual misconduct by former students at Ohio State University, mostly male athletes affiliated with 14 sports at the Big Ten school, worked at five other schools before joining the university in Columbus in 1978, including Harvard Medical School. He was was a research fellow in medicine at Harvard as well as at what is now Brigham and Women’s Hospital from 1975-77. He was also a fellow in sports medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital before becoming an Ohio State assistant professor in 1980. Strauss, who killed himself in 20o5, also researched, taught or practiced medicine at Rutgers University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Washington and the University of Hawaii, according to his resume. Spokespeople for Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital said they couldn’t provide further information about Strauss’ work or whether any concerns were raised about him. Harvard spokeswomen wouldn’t say whether his past was being investigated there.
Interim Mich. St. president regrets remark
John Engler, Michigan State University’s interim president, apologized for an email remark about Rachael Denhollander, one of the gymnasts sexually abused by ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar. Engler had suggested Denhollander probably received a “kickback” from her plaintiff’s attorney, which came as the latest sign of turbulence for the former governor tasked with steering the school out of a burgeoning scandal after agreeing to pay a $500 million settlement with hundreds of Nassar’s victims. ‘‘I didn’t give it the consideration it warranted,’’ Engler said in a statement Thursday. ‘‘That was a big mistake. I was wrong. I apologize.’’ . . . The University of Connecticut fired men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie after finding NCAA violations that included improper training sessions and improper contact with recruits by Ollie and former UConn star Ray Allen, according to documents released by the school. Ollie was in the second year of a five-year deal valued at $17.9 million, signed amid reports he was a candidate for several NBA jobs. He is not owed the remainder of his contract if it is found he was fired for just cause, which includes serious NCAA violations.
Islanders hire ex-Capitals coach Trotz
The New York Islanders hired Barry Trotz as their new head coach, two weeks after Trotz won the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals and three days after the 55-year-old resigned from a job that wouldn’t give him the kind of long-term security the Islanders offered. Trotz’s new deal is reportedly worth double what he would have made annually on an automatic extension that kicked in with the Capitals and five years instead of two. The Stanley Cup triumph triggered a clause in Trotz’s contract that gave him a $300,000 bump in salary to $2 million for the next two seasons. Trotz’s desire for a long-term contract and compensation among the top four or five coaches in the league proved sticking points, leading to his resignation Monday.
Gaudreau buys stake in USHL team
Calgary Flames star forward Johnny Gaudreau was among the NHL-laden ownership group, Saints4Life Acquistions, that purchased an equity stake in the US Hockey League’s Dubuque Fighting Saints on Thursday. The group includes Buffalo Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons, former Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma, and Florida Panthers executive chairman Peter Luukko. Gaudreau and Girgensons were teammates on the Dubuque team that won the USHL championship in 2011. Luukko’s son, Nick, was also on the team.
Report: Bucs QB Winston faces 3-game ban
The NFL is planning to suspend Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston the first three games of the 2018 season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, according to an ESPN report. The planned suspension stems from an alleged incident with an Uber driver in Scottsdale, Ariz., in March 2016 . . . New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson received six months of probation after he pleaded no contest to a January arrest in Broward County, Fla., where authorities initially said he tried to speed away from police at 105 m.p.h.
Marlins P Straily suspended 5 games
Miami pitcher Dan Straily has been suspended for five games for intentionally throwing a pitch at San Francisco’s Buster Posey while warnings were in place for both teams during the Marlin’s 6-3 road loss on Tuesday night. Major League Baseball also suspended Marlins manager Don Mattingly for one game Thursday and fined Straily and Mattingly undisclosed amounts . . . Shelby Miller is scheduled to return to the Arizona Diamondbacks’ rotation for Monday’s game against the Marlins, some 14 months after the righthander underwent Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgery . . . The St. Louis Cardinals placed righthanded pitcher Michael Wacha (left oblique strain) on the 10-day disabled list. Wacha returned to St. Louis for an MRI before Thursday night’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers . . . . The Seattle Mariners placed righthanded pitchers Juan Nicasio (right knee) and Dan Altavilla (right AC join inflammation) on the 10-day disabled list . . . Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred announced the Detroit Tigers will play a regular-season game against the Kansas City Royals at TD Ameritrade Park on June 13, 2019, two days before the start of the College World Series in an attempt to help MLB strengthen its relationship with the NCAA and college baseball and bring the game to a new market in Omaha, Neb.
LPGA legends set for local event
Top legends of the LPGA Tour will compete in the second annual BJ’s Charity Championship presented by P&G. Friday, Sept. 7, at The Ridge Club in Sandwich, Mass. The 24-player team event will feature new pairings in the California duo of Juli Inkster and Pat Hurst, Dame Laura Davies and Trish Johnson of Great Britain, popular LPGA Hall of Fame members Nancy Lopez and Betsy King. Pat Bradley of West Hyannisport and Barb Mucha of Orlando, the 2017 runners-up, will be back to avenge their loss in a sudden-death playoff to Minnesota’s Michele Redman and Patti Rizzo of Orlando, after both teams tied at 9-under to force a playoff . . . Novak Djokovic eased past second-seeded Grigor Dimitrov at Queen’s Club in London with a 6-4, 6-1. Nick Kyrgios sent down 32 aces as the Australian followed up his second-round win over Andy Murray by beating seventh-seeded Kyle Edmund 7-6 (3), 6-7 (5), 6-3 . . . Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza suffered a second-round defeat, 6-2, 6-4, to unseeded Barbora Strycova in the Birmingham Classic. ‘‘We have a lot of time now to prepare [for Wimbledon]. In a way it’s good,’’ said the top-seeded Spaniard, who struggled in windy conditions against the tenacious Czech . . . The International Skating Union banned Chinese judges Chen Weiguang and Huang Feng from judging in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing after they were found guilty of boosting Chinese skaters’ marks at the Olympics in February.