NC players suspended...Oakland-Detroit trade...NASCR head sidelined for alleged DUI
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — One of the 13 North Carolina players suspended for selling school-issued shoes says he made “a wrong decision.” Defensive end Malik Carney was the only suspended player who spoke with reporters Monday after the school’s announcement that several players had been sidelined. Carney says he was “obviously disappointed” and that he apologized to the team for committing the secondary NCAA violation.
DETROIT (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have acquired right-hander Mike Fiers from the Detroit Tigers for two players to be named or cash. The 33-year-old Fiers is 7-6 with a 3.48 ERA this season. The rebuilding Tigers picked him up before the season on a $6 million, one-year contract, and he pitched well enough that he became a candidate to be traded to a contender.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA has landed forward Shareef O’Neal. The son of retired NBA great Shaquille O’Neal signed a grant-in-aid to attend UCLA this fall. He will enroll in summer school this month. The 6-foot-10, 220-pounder from Los Angeles played the last two seasons at Crossroads High in nearby Santa Monica. As a senior last season, O’Neal helped the school win the CIF Division II state title for the first time since 1997. He had 29 points, 17 rebounds and five blocks in the title game.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals have hired Scott Arniel and Reid Cashman as assistants on coach Todd Reirden’s staff. Reirden was promoted from associate coach to fill Barry Trotz’s role. Arniel and Cashman are replacing him and outgoing assistant Lane Lambert behind the bench for the defending Stanley Cup champions.
SAG HARBOR, N.Y. (AP) — Police in New York say NASCAR chairman Brian France’s blood-alcohol content level was more than twice the legal limit when he was arrested in New York’s Hamptons for driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. Police say the 56-year-old France smelled of booze and slurred his words during a traffic stop in Sag Harbor on Sunday. France has taken a leave of absence.