Sports

LA Rams sign Aaron Murray to be their 3rd-string quarterback

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 3:29 pm

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have signed quarterback Aaron Murray. The Rams announced the deal Thursday. Murray is expected to be the Rams’ third-string quarterback. He was a fifth-round pick by Kansas City in 2014, and he spent two seasons with the Chiefs before getting cut and finishing last season on… Continue Reading

Sweet 16 newcomer South Carolina faces Baylor in East Region

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 3:27 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — No. 7 seed South Carolina (24-10) vs. No. 3 seed Baylor (27-7) Sweet 16, East region; New York, 7:29 p.m. EDT. BOTTOM LINE: This is all new for the Gamecocks. They are in the Sweet 16 for the first time since the field expanded to 64, having beaten Duke in the… Continue Reading

Chargers re-sign Branden Oliver after season-ending injury

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 2:54 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers have re-signed running back Branden Oliver to a one-year deal. The team also announced Thursday that safety Adrian Phillips has signed his exclusive-rights free agent tender, keeping him with the Chargers. Oliver missed the entire 2016 season in San Diego after tearing his Achilles tendon in a… Continue Reading

Koepka rolls to another victory in Match Play

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 2:49 pm

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Dell Technologies Match Play (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Brooks Koepka walked off the 13th green and for the second straight day, got into a golf cart and headed to the clubhouse. Two matches, two blowout victories. Koepka, who has missed four cuts in his PGA Tour… Continue Reading

Duke says Chase Jeter to transfer to a school closer to home

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 1:49 pm

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke says backup big man Chase Jeter will transfer at the end of the semester. Coach Mike Krzyzewski announced the move Thursday, saying he is in good academic standing. Jeter appeared in just 16 games as a sophomore this season, and didn’t play after suffering a herniated disk in his back… Continue Reading

Sentencing delayed for retired Saints star’s killer

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 1:49 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sentencing for the man who fatally shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has been delayed. Cardell Hayes was scheduled for sentencing on Monday. However, state District Judge Camille Buras granted a defense attorneys’ request for more time Thursday. No new date was set. A status hearing was scheduled for… Continue Reading

NC Central fires women’s basketball coach Vanessa Taylor

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 1:46 pm

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Central says it will not bring back women’s basketball coach Vanessa Taylor. Athletic director Ingrid Wicker McCree on Thursday said Taylor’s contract will not be renewed. Taylor was 33-113 in five seasons with the Eagles. They went 8-21 this season and finished 7-9 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Associate… Continue Reading

Former NFL running back Trent Richardson denies abuse

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 12:46 pm

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former NFL and Alabama running back Trent Richardson is denying charges that he hit his former girlfriend, who is the mother of his four children. Richardson told Al.com (http://bit.ly/2o90Dru ) in an interview published Thursday that he would never strike a female. He says his February arrest in suburban Birmingham happened… Continue Reading

Wauseon tops Eastmoor Academy 42-35 in Division II semifinal

by Associated Press on March 23, 2017 at 12:35 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Brooks Gype scored 14 points and made a key basket to help Wauseon to a 42-35 win over Columbus Eastmoor Academy in a boys Division II semifinal Thursday at Value City Arena. Wauseon (27-1) goes for its first state title vs. the Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary vs. Trotwood Madison winner on… Continue Reading