USC’s Boston, Harris named to watch list
South Carolina women’s basketball senior guard Tyasha Harris and freshman forward Aliyah Boston are two of the 35 players named to the 2019-20 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Watch List, the U.S Basketball Writers Association announced today. It is the fourth national player of the year watch list for Harris this season, while Boston makes her debut and is the only freshman on the list.
Also on the watch list for the Nancy Lieberman Award, which recognizes the top point guard in the country, Harris leads the SEC with 4.9 assists per game and is scoring a career-best 11.2 points per game so far this season. She has four games of five or more assists, including a season-high seven in the Gamecocks’ win over then-No. 2/2 Baylor (Nov. 30), and has scored in double figures in six of her nine games. Shooting 37.0 percent from 3-point range, she is second on the team in long-range accuracy. In her career, Harris is one of four Gamecocks all-time to amass 1,000 points and 500 assists in her career. She is currently third in program history with 557 career assists.
Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5 in pre-Super Bowl shows
NEW YORK — Guns N’ Roses, Maroon 5, DJ Khaled and DaBaby will bring the heat to Super Bowl week in Miami.
On Location Experiences announced the lineup for its second Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest, to take place Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.
DJ Khaled, who has collaborated with everyone from Jay-Z to Justin Bieber, will headline the EA SPORTS BOWL on Jan. 30. Khaled’s performance will include some of his famous friends. DaBaby, who had a huge hit this year with “Suge,” will also perform at the show. Other performers will be announced later.
Guns N’ Roses will headline on Jan. 31, while Maroon 5 and a special guest will perform at the Feb. 1.
Satterfield named ACC Coach of the Year
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Louisville’s Scott Satterfield is the Atlantic Coast Conference’s coach of the year.
In voting results announced Thursday, Satterfield received 23 of a possible 60 votes, with 17 votes for Virginia’s Bronco Mendenhall and 15 for Clemson’s Dabo Swinney.
In his first season with the Cardinals, Satterfield led them to a 7-5 finish, a 5-3 record in ACC play and a second-place finish behind No. 3 Clemson in the Atlantic Division.
Louisville was picked to finish last in the division after firing Bobby Petrino while finishing 2-10 and losing all eight league games in 2018.
Redskins sign receiver from Kaepernick workout
ASHBURN, Va. — Colin Kaepernick’s much-anticipated workout last month in front of representatives from eight NFL teams resulted in a signing this week. It just didn’t involve the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, has been out of the league since 2016.
One highlight from the 40-minute workout, which Kaepernick’s camp moved to a Georgia high school at the last minute over unresolved differences with the league, was a deep ball that Kaepernick threw from midfield and wide receiver Jordan Veasy caught in the end zone.
The Washington Redskins signed Veasy to their practice squad on Tuesday. Veasy said he keeps in touch with Kaepernick.
Broncos’ Miller might miss Sunday game
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Broncos star linebacker Von Miller says his sprained left MCL that ended his 95-game starting streak last weekend might sideline him again Sunday when the Denver Broncos visit the Houston Texans.
“I’m still taking it day by day,” Miller said Thursday. “I get better every day. If I can’t be out there, if I can’t get my exotic movements back, then in my opinion I don’t feel like I should be out there.”
Miller got hurt at Buffalo two weeks ago and worked out diligently before the Broncos’ game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. But he couldn’t perform his side-to-side movements that are integral to his game without pain, so he was deactivated.
That ended Miller’s 95-game starting streak that began in 2014 after he missed the Super Bowl following the 2013 season with a torn right ACL, which he sustained five weeks earlier in a win at Houston.
Reed builds 3-shot lead as Tiger rallies
NASSAU, Bahamas — A tropical breeze replaced the raging wind and made golf a lot easier for Patrick Reed, Tiger Woods and just about everyone else Thursday in the Hero World Challenge.
Reed took advantage of the back nine at Albany Golf Club for the second straight day. He was tied for the lead until making six birdies over his last 10 holes for a 6-under 66 that gave him a three-shot lead over U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland.
“It’s one of those golf courses that when the wind lays down, it gives you opportunities to make birdies,” Reed said.