Jets’ Revis facing charges after alleged street fight

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis faces five pending charges, including two counts of aggravated assault, after allegedly being involved in a fight with two men last weekend.

According to a Pittsburgh police statement and a court document, the 31-year-old Revis is also facing charges of robbery, terroristic threats and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault after the incident at 2:43 a.m. Sunday.

Revis’ lawyer, Blaine Jones, said in a statement Thursday that Revis was “physically assaulted while at that location by a group of at least five people.” He added that the Jets’ cornerback “feared for his safety” and sought medical attention.

Police said the alleged fight began when a 22-year-old man attempted to record Revis and Revis grabbed the man’s phone. An argument ensued, ending with another man helping Revis. Police said two others claimed they were punched and knocked out.

 The Dolphins put on hold their plan to release left tackle Branden Albert when another team expressed interest in a trade. No trade can be completed until the start of the league year March 9.

Miami did release four-time Pro Bowl defensive end Mario Williams, defensive tackle Earl Mitchell and cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Their departure, plus Albert’s, will save about $20 million in 2017 cap space.


PGA: Sam Saunders, grandson of Arnold Palmer, played bogey-free at Riviera for a 7-under 64 and a two-shot lead at the Genesis Open in Los Angeles in what he called his best round on the tour.

Dustin Johnson, who has a chance to go to No. 1 with a win, was at 66 along with four others, while Phil Mickelson was among those at 67.

Many players were unable to finish because of a fog delay in the morning, and the bigger concern was a monster storm of rain and wind expected to arrive later Thursday.

LPGA: Playing for the fourth consecutive week, Katherine Kirk wasn’t showing any signs of fatigue after shooting an 8-under 65 at Royal Adelaide to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Women’s Australian Open.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Brett Rumford and Mark Foster shot 6-under 66s to lead after one round of the World Super 6 tournament at Perth, Australia, with 10 others a stroke off the lead.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Tessa Worley regained her giant slalom title, holding off hard-charging Mikaela Shiffrin at St. Moritz, Switzerland, to win gold.

Worley, the 2013 champion, finished 0.34 seconds ahead of Shiffrin, who was fastest in the second run as warm sunshine softened the snow.

Shiffrin was third-fastest in the morning run. She then used downhill-style skills to help make up time on a relatively flat final slope and take her first medal in giant slalom.


NASCAR CUP SERIES: The series set the stage lengths for races this season, part of a radical revamp designed in hopes of making every lap matter.

The new format opens with the Daytona 500 on Feb. 26. The stages in NASCAR’s biggest race are set to end on lap 60, lap 120 and lap 200.

The top 10 drivers at the end of Stage 1 and Stage 2 will be awarded points on a 10-through-1 scale. The third portion of the race will be for the overall victory.

 NASCAR also unveiled a revamped, two-level penalty system that could levy more punishments on race weekends, including loss of practice time, loss of pit selection, an end of field penalty and even the loss of track access.