Weather cancels Spikes tournament
The Carolina Spikes’ baseball tournament, scheduled for today and Sunday, has been canceled in anticipation of inclement weather. The tournament included the Post 20 Greenwood Braves and Carolina Spikes, among other teams, and was set to be played at Legion Field and Dolny Stadium.
The tournament may be rescheduled but a makeup date has not been determined.
Former UNC guard Woods to join USC
Seventh Woods, a guard at North Carolina and former Hammond star, announced Friday via an Instagram post he’s transferring to South Carolina.
Woods is not a grad transfer and will have to sit out next season because of NCAA rules.
Former USC assistant sentenced
NEW YORK — A former assistant basketball coach at Oklahoma State and the University of South Carolina was sentenced to three months in prison Friday for accepting bribes to link top players with bribe-paying managers and financial advisers.
U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos said actions by Lamont Evans were “perhaps more egregious” than those of two other ex-assistant basketball coaches he sentenced earlier in the week. He also ordered him to forfeit $22,000 and work 100 hours of community service.
Evidence against Evans contained recordings, including one in which he promised that athletes he recruited would sign with managers and financial advisers that he recommended.
Ex-NASCAR CEO pleads guilty to DWI
SAG HARBOR, N.Y. — Former NASCAR CEO Brian France has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in New York’s Hamptons last year.
Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini said the 56-year-old France pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Friday and was ordered to complete 100 hours of community service and undergo alcohol counseling.
If he meets the requirements the charge will be reduced to a traffic violation.
France, of Ormond Beach, Florida, was arrested in Sag Harbor on Aug. 5, 2018 after running a stop sign. Police said his blood alcohol level was 0.18%, more than double the legal limit. He said in a statement he will be “a better person” because of the incident.
Gregorius returns to Yankees
CLEVELAND — Didi Gregorius is back, giving the New York Yankees one of their major missing pieces.
Eight months after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, Gregorius was activated from the injured list and was expected to start at shortstop Friday night as the AL East-leading Yankees open a three-game series against the Indians.
Gregorius got hurt making a throw in last year’s Division Series against Boston and had surgery in October. He made a quicker-than-expected recovery and now rejoins a Yankees team that found a way to keep winning without him — and others.
Kimbrel, Cubs finalize three-year deal
CHICAGO — Free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel has agreed to a three-year contract with the Cubs that guarantees $43 million in a big move to strengthen Chicago’s bullpen.