NHL faceoff...Admissions bribery plea...Cavaliers hire Michigan’s coach
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) _ San Jose hosts St. Louis for Game 2 of the NHL Western Conference Final tonight. Logan Couture (kuh-CHUR’) delivered for the Sharks in their 6-3 victory in Game 1 and leads the NHL this post-season with 11 goals and 17 points. He has eight game-winning goals in the playoffs and two in overtime, earning the reputation as a clutch player
BOSTON (AP) — “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty today in the college admissions bribery scheme, the biggest name to do so in a scandal that has underscored the lengths to which some wealthy parents will go to get their children into top universities. The Emmy-winning actress could face prison time after she admitted to participating in the nationwide scam, in which authorities say parents bribed coaches, rigged entrance exams or both to game the admissions system.
MOSCOW (AP) _The CEO of the Russian anti-doping agency has called for the entire management and coaching staff of the country’s track and field federation to be removed from their posts. In a bid to end a years-long stalemate over drug use which has led to many Russian stars being barred from major track events, Yuri Ganus says the entire management needs to be replaced, starting with federation president Dmitry Shlyakhtin.
CLEVELAND (AP) _ The Cavaliers have hired Michigan’s John Beilein (BEE’-lyn) as their new coach. Beilein signed a five-year contract with the Cavs, who are rebuilding following a rocky 19-63 season. Beilein is the winningest coach in Michigan history, and his hiring is a bit of a surprise because he lacks pro experience and the Cavs were thought to be seeking a younger coach to pair with their growing squad.
NASHVILLE (AP) _ The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with wide receiver Cody Hollister and five other players who tried out during a rookie minicamp. Hollister spent 2017 on the New England practice squad and last season on the Patriots’ reserve/non-football injury list after going undrafted out of Arkansas. Defensive backs LaDarius Wiley of Vanderbilt, D’Andre Payne of Iowa State and Kareem Orr of Chattanooga, tight end Parker Hesse of Iowa, and receiver Joseph Parker of Chattanooga.