Two Florida International football players shot
Florida International University running back Anthony Jones and offensive lineman Mershawn Miller were wounded in a drive-by shooting Thursday afternoon and were transported to a local trauma center where they remained in stable condition, according to Opa-locka (Fla.) police chief James Dobson. Jones was shot in the face and back, while Miller was shot in the arm, said Dobson, who indicated a search was ongoing for the assailant. Police believe that Jones and Miller were visiting a friend in Opa-locka when someone in another car opened fire and sped away. ‘‘Our thoughts and prayers are with the students and their families,’’ FIU officials said in a letter to the university community. FIU athletics did not have any immediate comment.
Oregon St.’s Casey to retire
Oregon State baseball coach Pat Casey, 59, who compiled a 900-458-6 record and led the Beavers to three national championships, announced his retirement after 24 seasons with the team. Associated head coach Pat Bailey will serve as Oregon State’s interim coach . . . Tennessee awarded men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes a three-year contract extension through the 2023-24 season and a raise that will pay him $3.5 million annually over the next six years . . . Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford said the ACC men’s basketball tournament will head back to Washington in 2021 and Brooklyn in 2022 . . . Mike Hogewood, a North Carolina sportscaster who also worked as a sideline reporter and play-by-play announcer for ACC football and basketball telecasts, died of a heart attack at his home Wednesday night in Greensboro, N.C. He was 63.
Ex-Browns LB pleads guilty
Former Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks pleaded guilty to insider trading charges in a Philadelphia courtroom. The 27-year-old told the judge he knows he was wrong in making $1.2 million in the scheme and entered the guilty plea because ‘‘it’s the right thing to do.’’ Kendricks, who signed a one-year contract with the Browns in June after winning a Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles, was released by the Browns last week after charges were filed. He could face up to 25 years in prison at his sentencing in December.
Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL does not expect to change its rules on marijuana with the legalization of cannabis in Canada coming up Oct. 17. Daly said the legalization won’t affect the NHL/NHLPA drug-testing policy. Daly said the league tests for marijuana but a positive test by itself does not lead to a suspension . . . The Columbus Blue Jackets announced multi-year extensions for president of hockey operations John Davidson, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen and assistant general manager Bill Zito, who was promoted to associate general manager.
Magic owner DeVos dies, 92
Billionaire philanthropist Richard DeVos, the co-founder of Amway and owner of the NBA’s Orlando Magic, died at his home Thursday in Ada, Mich., due to complications from an infection. He was 92. NBA commissioner Adam Silver said DeVos, whose family bought the Magic in 1991 for $70 million, ‘‘formed a deep bond with the city of Orlando.’’ . . . Udonis Haslem agreed to a 1-year, $2.4 million contract with the Miami Heat, making Haslem and Dwyane Wade the only two remaining players on the roster to appear on all three of Miami’s NBA champion teams . . . IndyCar driver Robert Wickens fractured his spinal cord and neck, as well as seven other serious injuries, when he crashed at Pocono Raceway Aug. 19. The family of the Canadian driver revealed Wickens also suffered tibia and fibula fractures to both legs and a fractured right forearm . . . Authorities in Texas arrested Debra Van Horn, a former sports medicine trainer charged in connection to Larry Nassar, the former sports doctor convicted of sexually molesting female athletes.
Van Horn, who was indicted by a grand jury on a single count of second-degree sexual assault of a child, was detained by Homeland Security officials at a Houston airport as she exited a flight from China.
. . . Former IAAF Council member David Okeyo and former Kenya federation CEO Isaac Mwangi were acquitted by the IAAF of extorting money from athletes in return for reducing doping bans or covering up positive tests despite ‘‘credible evidence.’’ . . . The next US men’s soccer coach will be announced by the end of the year, possibly ahead of November exhibitions against England and Italy. Dave Sarachan has been interim coach since last October, when Bruce Arena quit after the Americans failed to qualify for the World Cup. The coach will have to move to Chicago, work out of the federation’s office and speak English. Former American midfielder Earnie Stewart is leading the search in his new role as men’s national team general manager. He says he has six or seven candidates and denies speculation the favorite is Columbus Crew coach Gregg Berhalter . . . Girona was willing to play a regular-season game against Barcelona in the United States as part of La Liga’s goal of promoting soccer and the league in North America. The small Catalan club said was working with the league and Barcelona to finalize details of the proposed Spanish League game on US soil . . . Germany’s bid for fresh start after the debacle of its World Cup defense was thwarted by France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola in a 0-0 draw in Munich.