NASCAR fined Jamie McMurray $10,000 Tuesday for intentionally bumping Matt Kenseth after Sunday's Food City 500.
McMurray, the 2003 NASCAR rookie of the year, claimed he was retaliating for Kenseth making contact with his car during the race's final lap. Kenseth, the defending NASCAR champion, went on to finish fifth in the race. McMurray slid to eighth.
Nascar did not dock McMurray and points in the Nextel Cup Standings.
Maurice Clarett may not play in college or the pros next season.
A three-judge federal appeals court decided Tuesday to hear the Maurice Clarett trial April 19th, less than a week before the 2004 NFL Draft. The judges say they may rush a decision to determine the eligibility of Clarett, USC receiver Mike Williams and seven others who declared for the draft.
Clarett, a former Ohio State running back who helped the Buckeyes win the National Championship in 2002-2003, won a...
OSU Coach Jim O'Brien named Terence Dials the Buckeyes' team captain Monday. O'Brien and the Buckeyes normally vote for and select a captain right before the season started. But O'Brien said he wants sound leadership for Ohio State's offseason workouts. Dials, a 6-9 junior, averaged about 10.5 ppg and 6.5 rpg this season.
It's not often Buckeye Country welcomes a Penn State Nittany Lion to town. But the Amrou Grotto brought in former PSU Quarterback Todd Blackledge to speak to over 350 invitees. Blackledge, winner of the 1982 National Championship at Penn State, mainly spoke about sports relating well to activities in life. He also talked about differences between college and pro football, calling the NFL boring at one point.
Indians manager Eric Wedge announced some plans for the upcoming season... Jeff D'Amico will be the #4 starter in the rotation, even after losing a NL-leading 16 games last season. Jake Westbrook will come out of the bullpen, while Jason Bere will get sent to AAA Buffalo. That means Jason Stanford and Chad Durbin are left to battle for the 5th spot in the starting rotation. Another roster battle... backup catcher... Josh Bard strains his groin against the Reds.
Navy hires Bill Lange as its new men's basketball coach. Lange had been an assistant at Villanova the past three seasons. ZHS Head Coach Scott Aronhalt has told WHIZ in the past that he preferred to have Michigan St. asst. Doug Wojick (Navy alum) get the job, but according to Navy's insiders.com website, Wojick expressed disinterest in the job a few days ago. Wojick's younger brother, Dave, is a Navy assistant... and he was instrumental in bringing ZHS senior Drake Aronhalt to sign with Navy...
Cincinnati trades RHP Chris Reitsma to Atlanta for LHP Jung Bong and RHP Bubba Nelson. Reitsma was named the Reds' Organizational Pitcher of the Year just last season, when he won 9 games and saved another 12. However, with Danny Graves moving back to closer, and with the pickup of Todd Jones only a day earlier, Reitsma was viewed as a tradeable asset to get developing young pitchers.
Co-Players of the Year: Julie Guiler (Maysville) and Jessica McKenzie (West Muskingum)
Coach of the Year: Doug Fisher (Sheridan)
1st Team ------------ Jennifer Moody (John Glenn) Julie Guiler (Maysville) Sarah Van Horn (Morgan) Heather Moore (Philo) Amanda Krofft (Sheridan) Jessie Slack (Sheridan) Darcy Williams (Sheridan) Stevi Large (Sheridan) Tricia Smith (Tri-Valley) Lisa Richardson (West Muskingum) Jessica...
Zanesville native Kevin Martin has decided to go pro. The Western Carolina junior submitted the papers needed to go into the NBA Draft. He can still change his mind and go back to school. He hasn't signed with an agent yet. Martin finished second in the nation in scoring this past season at just under 25 points a game.