Friday, March 7, 2014
Buckeye coach says he's yet to decide on the status of accused star running back
Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer said he will make a decision about running back Carlos Hyde once he evaluates the facts surrounding why the player was named a person of interest in an investigation into an alleged assault of a woman at a Columbus, Ohio, bar.
Hyde rushed for 970 yards last season and had a team-high 17 touchdowns for the unbeaten Buckeyes.
Speaking Wednesday at Big Ten media days in Chicago, Meyer said he was furious when he was notified of the legal problems.
BASKETBALL: Former Creighton University Coach John "Red" McManus died Tuesday in an Omaha, Neb., hospice. He was 88.
• Former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is wrapping up an 11-day stay in a San Diego-area hospital after suffering artery blockages and having a pacemaker installed.
The 82-year-old coach's son, Danny Tarkanian, said his father was set to return to his San Diego-area condominium, a part-time home where he receives in-house nursing care.
CROATIA OPEN: Third-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy and sixth-seeded Martin Klizan of Slovenia advanced to the quarterfinals.
Fognini defeated Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands 7-5, 6-3, and Klizan rallied to beat Leonardo Mayer of Argentina, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (3).
SWISS OPEN: Seeded players won all four second-round matches, one day before top-seeded Roger Federer competes against Daniel Brands of Germany.
BAKU CUP: Top-seeded defending champion Bojana Jovanovski lost in the second round, falling to wild-card entry Ons Jabeur 6-2, 7-5 in Azerbaijan.
NHL: The Michigan Strategic Fund Board gave the go-ahead for a new Red Wings arena in downtown Detroit that will be partially paid for with tax dollars.
NBA: The Dallas Mavericks signed second-round draft pick Ricky Ledo, who sat out his only college season at Providence for academic reasons.
• Kenyon Martin agreed to a one-year deal with the New York Knicks for roughly $1.4 million, the minimum for players who have played at least 10 seasons.
SPANISH LEAGUE: Former Bowdoin College standout Will Hanley signed a two-year deal with Lagun Aro Gipuzkoa of the Liga ACB, Spain's top pro league.
Hanley, a 2012 graduate, was the MVP of Spain's LEB Plata (Third Division) after averaging 17.7 points and 11.2 rebounds in his pro debut during the 2012-13 season with Oviedo Club Baloncesta.
JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP: Qualifying medalist Bailey Tardy and defending champ Minjee Lee won their opening matches in the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship in Fort Wayne, Ind.
TOUR DE FRANCE: A French inquiry into doping uncovered proof that 1998 champion Marco Pantani and runner-up Jan Ullrich used the banned blood-booster EPO.
-- From staff and news services