Ohio State trustees discussing Meyer's future...Texas A&M looking into allegations of coaching violations
Aug. 22, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State trustees have begun discussing the future of football coach Urban Meyer. Board Chairman Michael Gasser briefly called a meeting to order today before the board went behind closed doors plans to decide whether Meyer should be punished for his handling of domestic-abuse allegations against a former assistant coach. The investigation centers on what Meyer knew and did about allegations of abuse against former wide receivers coach Zach Smith, who was fired last month after his ex-wife sought a protective order.
UNDATED (AP) — Texas A&M says it's reviewing allegations of possible NCAA violations by football coaches made by a former player who transferred to Arizona. Santino Marchiol told USA Today that Aggies assistant coach Bradley Dale Peveto gave him cash on two occasions to entertain recruits on unofficial visits to campus. Marchiol is a linebacker who signed with the Aggies in 2017 when Kevin Sumlin was coach.
DETROIT (AP) — Daniel Murphy might join the Cubs for tonight's game at Detroit, a day after Chicago acquired the three-time All-Star in a trade with the Washington Nationals. The Cubs have scored just one run in five straight games, all via solo homers, and they're hoping Murphy can help string together some hits. The 33-year-old was the NL Championship Series MVP when the Mets swept the Cubs in 2015, hitting .529 with four homers and six RBIs.
MIAMI (AP) — Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman is likely to have an MRI after he experienced pain in the same left knee where he dealt with tendinitis earlier this season. Chapman was pulled in the 12th inning of last night's win over Miami after averaging just 96 mph on his fastball. Chapman has 31 saves and a 2.11 ERA this season.
NEW YORK (AP) — San Francisco catcher Buster Posey is expected to play against the Mets tonight in New York, but the season might soon be coming to an end for the six-time All-Star. Posey says he's considering surgery to fix a hip problem that's been hobbling him all year. The 31-year-old Posey hasn't homered in a span of 166 at-bats since June 19, the third-longest homerless drought of his career in terms of days.