Big day for college football rivalries...UCF QB injured...NHL fines Canucks’ Roussel for biting
UNDATED (AP) — It’s a big day for college football rivalries. Top-ranked Alabama hosts 7-4 Auburn, the upset winner of last year’s meeting. Other Top 25 games this afternoon include No. 15 Penn State vs. Maryland, No. 20 Northwestern vs. Illinois and No. 24 Pittsburgh at Miami.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Central Florida is expected to be without it starting quarterback when the eighth-ranked Knights face Memphis next week in the American Athletic Conference title game. McKenzie Milton was carted off field after injuring his right knee in the second quarter yesterday’s 38-10 rout of intrastate rival South Florida. Milton was eighth in Heisman Trophy balloting a year ago.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has fined Vancouver Canucks forward Antoine Roussel $5,000 for biting San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic. It happened in the third period of San Jose’s 4-0 victory last night over the slumping Canucks. The fine is the maximum allowed under the labor agreement. The money goes to the players’ emergency assistance fund.
REGINA, Saskatchewan (AP) — Former NHL referee Mick McGeough (muh-GOO’) has died. The NHL says McGeough died last night at age 62. A page set up on the Go Fund Me website to support his family said he had a stroke a week ago. McGeough worked 21 seasons from 1987 through 2008, refereeing 1,083 regular-season games and 63 playoff games. He was one of the last referees to officiate without a helmet.
KILLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Italy’s Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay) has won today’s giant slalom in Killington, Vermont, for her ninth career World Cup victory. Mikaela Shiffrin was fourth as the American competed before a home crowd.