Greenwood High's wrestling program is having a camp 8 a.m. to noon today and Thursday. The camp is open to kids in kindergarten to eighth grade and costs $15 per child.
USC adds OL commitment
USC added what is likely the final piece to its 2020 offensive line haul with a commitment Monday night from Vershon Lee (6-foot-3, 290 pounds) of Woodbridge, Virginia. He picked the Gamecocks over Pitt, and also considered NC State, West Virginia and Wake Forest in his final group.
Lee took an official visit to Pitt this past weekend. The weekend before he visited USC and got the chance for an extensive conversation with offensive line coach Eric Wolford.
The Gamecocks see Lee as an interior offensive lineman, and hs coach believes he would excel as a guard or center.
Lee gives USC five offensive line commitments for the class, though Issiah Walker is still shopping around, and 13 commitments overall.
Raiders sign top draftee Clemson DE Clelin Ferrell
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders signed first-round draft pick Clelin Ferrell on Tuesday.
The defensive end from Clemson was selected fourth overall by the Raiders in April. A three-year starter and two-time national champion, Ferrell started in all 44 games he played. He made 166 tackles, including 50 for loss, 27 sacks, had seven passes defensed, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a Tiger.
Ferrell left Clemson as the second player in school history with two first-team All-America honors. In 2018, Ferrell won the Ted Hendricks Award given to the nation's top defensive end. He made 55 tackles, including 20 for loss, with 11 1-2 sacks, four passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries, with one returned for a touchdown. Ferrell was the ACC Defensive Player of the Year last season.
WNBA, NBA earn high diversity grades
RALEIGH, N.C. — A diversity report shows the NBA still leads men's professional sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices.
The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida on Tuesday indicated almost identical scores from last year. The grade for racial hiring was an A-plus with an unchanged 98.7 score. The grade for gender hiring was a B, but slid slightly to 80.9.
The overall grade was an A at 89.8. That was better than Major League Soccer's B-plus, the NFL with a B and Major League Baseball with a B-minus. The NHL doesn't participate in the study.
The only professional league with a higher grade from the past year was the WNBA, with an overall A-plus and 97.6 score.
DR officials make another arrest in Ortiz case
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Authorities in the Dominican Republic on Tuesday announced the arrest of an 11th suspect in the attempted killing of former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz.
An official identified the suspect as Franklin Junior Merán. The official, who agreed to disclose the information only if not quoted by name because they weren't authorized to discuss the case publicly, told The Associated Press that Merán is accused of renting one of the cars used in the June 9 shooting at a bar in Santo Domingo.
Ten other suspects have already been ordered to spend a year in preventive detention as the investigation continues, including the alleged shooter. Authorities say they are looking for at least three other suspects, including the man they believe paid the hit men.
Wichita State hoops dismisses Teddy Allen
WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita State has dismissed Teddy Allen after he was arrested last week following a disturbance at a woman's home.
Athletic director Darron Boatright said Tuesday he and Coach Gregg Marshall wished Allen well but decided his dismissal was best for the basketball program.
Allen was arrested last Thursday after a woman accused him of causing a disturbance at her home, destroying her iPhone and stealing keys before fleeing on foot. He was later charged with domestic violence, property crime and petty theft, both misdemeanors. He faces a July 29 arraignment.
Allen, a 6-foot-5 forward, transferred from West Virginia and sat out last season after the NCAA denied his request for a waiver to play immediately. Nicknamed "Teddy Buckets" for his scoring ability, Allen was expected to start this coming season.
Celtics' Horford to be free agent
BOSTON — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Boston Celtics center Al Horford will decline his player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent.
The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the decision has not been announced. ESPN was first to report Horford's decision.
A five-time All-Star, the 33-year-old Horford joins point guard Kyrie Irving, who also won't exercise his option to remain in Boston for the final year of his contract. Horford signed a four-year, $113 million deal in 2016.
Minnesota wrestlers released without charges
MINNEAPOLIS — Two University of Minnesota wrestlers who were arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct were released from jail without charges Tuesday but prosecutors said the investigation remained active.
The Hennepin County attorney's office said in a statement that it had reviewed the allegations against Gable Steveson and Dylan Martinez, but that "no charges can be brought at this time. However, the investigation remains active and prosecutors will continue to work closely with Minneapolis Police Department investigators and review all evidence that comes in over the next 90 days."
Prosecutors faced a noon deadline for charging the men or releasing them.
Steveson, 19, one of the nation's top heavyweights and an aspiring Olympian who placed third at this year's NCAA championships, and Martinez, 21, who is on the team but didn't compete last season, were arrested Saturday night after someone reported that they had been raped and went to a hospital for treatment.
Rangers to retire Michael Young's jersey
ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers will retire former infielder Michael Young's No. 10 jersey number later this season.
Young will be the fifth Ranger to have his number retired by the club, and the second this season.
Texas announced the honor for Young on Tuesday, only 10 days after former third baseman Adrian Beltre's No. 29 number was retired. Young's ceremony will be Aug. 31 before a game against Seattle.
Young is the franchise's career leader with 1,823 games played. He also holds team records with his 2,230 hits, 1,085 runs scored, 415 doubles and 55 triples. He played his first 13 major league seasons (2000-12) in Texas, then split 2013 between Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Dodgers before retiring after that season.
Lightning re-sign Coburn
TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed defenseman Braydon Coburn to a $3.4 million, two-year deal.
Coburn will count $1.7 million against the salary cap in each of the next two seasons. General manager Julien BriseBois announced the contract Tuesday.
The 34-year-old had four goals and 19 assists in 74 games last season when he averaged 17:08 of ice time. Coburn took a $2 million annual pay cut from his last contract, which should help Tampa Bay remain among the NHL's top Stanley Cup contenders.
Coburn has 228 points in 924 games with the Atlanta Thrashers, Philadelphia Flyers and Lightning. Tampa Bay acquired him in 2015.