Former Boston College standout tight end Pete Mitchell, a two-time first-team All-American who earned consensus honors in 1994, landed on the 2020 College Football Hall of Fame ballot along with 75 other players and five coaches from the Football Bowl Subdivision for induction. Mitchell, who completed his BC career as the school’s all-time leader in receptions (190) and receiving yards (2,388), is one of 12 BC players in school history to earn consensus All-America honors.
. . .Former University of Southern California women’s soccer coach Ali Khosroshahin, 49, of Fountain Valley, Calif., was expected to plead guilty for his role in a sweeping admissions bribery scheme.
Leonard sues Nike over logo
Toronto star Kawhi Leonard filed a federal lawsuit against Nike, saying the footwear and apparel giant is blocking him from using a logo that he believes he owns. The suit was filed on a travel day for the NBA Finals. Leonard and the Raptors flew to Oakland, California to begin preparing for Game 3 of the title series Wednesday night against the Golden State Warriors.
Darling to return to Mets booth
Mets announcer Ron Darling, 58, who took a medical leave on April 13 to begin thyroid cancer treatment, will return to the team’s broadcast booth Tuesday night following surgery to treat his cancer. Darling said in a statement Monday his cancer had been “stabilized for now” and he had been cleared to work, but will continue to be monitored closely for the next several months “to assure my progress remains on the right track.”
. . . Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera’s administrative leave was extended through June 17 by Major League Baseball. Herrera, 27, was placed on leave May 28, a day after his arrest in a domestic violence case at a casino in Atlantic City. He remains on the restricted list and continues to receive his $5 million salary but is ineligible to play.
Reduction of preseason eyed
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, while participating in Jim Kelly’s 33d charity golf tournament outside Buffalo, reiterated his stance of wanting to reduce the preseason schedule at a time the league and players’ association have begun preliminary talks on a new collective bargaining agreement. Although players have balked at the proposal, the league has sought to reduce the preseason schedule in lieu of expanding the regular season to as many as 18 games . . . The Jacksonville Jaguars signed 6-foot-4-inch, 228-pound journeyman receiver Terrelle Pryor to a one-year deal, giving the team more depth and experience at the position. Pryor should provide a bigger target for quarterback Nick Foles, whose receiving corps includes Chris Conley, Marqise Lee, Dede Westbrook, DJ Chark and Keelan Cole, and be reunited with current Jaguars offensive coordinator John DeFilippo, who was Cleveland’s offensive coordinator in 2015 when Pryor played two seasons (2015-16) for the Browns . . . Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier, who has continued to make progress from a spinal contusion suffered during the 2017 season, was awarded the 2019 George Halas Award by the Professional Football Writers of America. The Halas Award is given to an NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed.
Neymar’s testimony sought
Rio de Janeiro’s cybercrime police division wants Neymar to testify about a video he published with messages and images he allegedly exchanged with a woman who accused him of raping her in a Paris hotel on May 15. Two agents from Rio’s cybercrime division on Monday visited Brazil’s training ground, where the team is preparing for the Copa America . . . Three-time major champion Andy Murray plans to return from hip surgery by competing in doubles at the Queen’s Club tournament this month. Murray hasn’t played on tour since the Australian Open in January. The former No. 1 player said the grass-court event at Queen’s Club, where he’s won the singles title five times, is the ‘‘perfect place’’ to start his attempted comeback . . . Former Harvard women’s hockey player Lexie Laing, who finished her stellar collegiate career with 91 points (33 goals, 58 assists) in 130 games and was the 12th overall pick of the 2017 NWHL draft, signed a contract to play for the Boston Pride in her rookie campaign . . . South African runner Caster Semenya won a Swiss supereme court interim ruling against the IAAF, ordering the athletics’ governing body to suspend its regulations forcing Semenya to compete at the world championships by taking hormone suppressing medication . . . Vermont’s Killington Resort, which has hosted an annual FIS World Cup skiing event for the last three years, will host the event for two more years . . . Television ratings for Game 2 of the NBA Finals were slightly higher than the numbers for Game 1. The overnight rating of 10.2, even without Canadian viewership added in, was roughly the same as Game 2 of the title series five years ago.