COLLEGE BASKETBALL

At least six schools facing NCAA scrutiny

A key NCAA official says six schools are going to be facing allegations of Level I violations as early as next month, the latest fallout in the college basketball corruption scandal.

Stan Wilcox, vice president for regulatory affairs for the NCAA, tells CBS Sports two high-profile programs will be notified in early July, the others at a later date.

Level I violations can include such punishments as scholarship reductions, postseason bans and show-cause orders against coaches.

NCAA officials said in a statement that it’s likely even more schools will be notified of violations.

Calipari inks $86 million extension

Kentucky coach John Calipari has signed a 10-year contract extension through 2029 worth $86 million that includes an option in the sixth year to step down and become a special assistant to the athletic director or university representative.

The 60-year-old Calipari and the school previously announced an agreement to a long-term deal in April. The 11th-year coach will earn $8 million each of the next two seasons before his salary increases to $8.5 million annually in 2021 and $9 million annually in 2025. Beginning with the 2024-25 season, Calipari has the option to step down and into the university position that will pay $950,000 annually.

NFL

Moore, Colts agree to extension

Less than three years after entering the league as an undrafted rookie, Kenny Moore II was rewarded by the Colts with a four-year deal that will keep their top three cornerbacks together through 2021.

Financial details were not immediately available, but NFL Network reported the deal would make Moore the league’s highest-paid slot cornerback.

Moore signed with New England as an undrafted rookie in May 2017, was released during September’s final cutdown and claimed by the Colts off waivers the next day.

He made an immediate impression.

Moore recorded 37 tackles in 16 games as a rookie. Last season, he won the starting job, led the team with three interceptions and finished fifth with 77 tackles.

TENNIS

Vekic advances to quarters in Nottingham

Former champion Donna Vekic eased past Chloe Paquet 6-1, 6-2 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Nottingham (England) Open, which played its matches indoors for the second straight day.

The second-seeded Vekic, who won the tournament in 2017, wrapped up the win in just 54 minutes.

Vekic next plays the eighth-seeded Kristina Mladenovic, who defeated Australia’s Astra Sharma 6-1, 7-5.

Rain forced organizers to switch all the first-round matches to an indoor hard-court facility on Wednesday after the opening two days were completely washed out, and a fourth consecutive day of rain Thursday forced another switch indoors.

Top-seeded Caroline Garcia advanced with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Maia Lumsden. Garcia next faces Romanian qualifier Elena-Gabriela Ruse, who defeated Viktorija Golubic 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-4.

Sixth-seeded Ajla Tomljanovic progressed earlier with a 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-2 win over Britain’s Harriet Dart, while Tatjana Maria defeated American Bernarda Pera 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3.

Maria Sakkari and Ivana Jorovic also advanced.

Brown beats Zverev at Stuttgart Open

German qualifier Dustin Brown upset top-seeded Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-7 (3), 6-3 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Stuttgart (Germany) Open.

Brown was playing just his second tour-level match of the year but hit a number of spectacular winners to beat the fifth-ranked Zverev and record his first win against a top-10 opponent since 2017.

The 170th-ranked Brown next plays Felix Auger-Aliassime, who defeated Gilles Simon 7-5, 6-4 at the grass-court tournament.

Matteo Berrettini caused another upset earlier Thursday, defeating second-seeded Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-2.

The Italian next faces Denis Kudla, who advanced with a 7-5, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (3) win over Gael Monfils.

GOLF

Cashwell, Wortham advance

Nevia Cashwell and Lindsay Wortham will face off in the championship flight finals of the Richmond Women’s City Amateur Friday, after winning their respective semifinal matches Thursday.

Cashwell defeated Maggie Balch 8 and 7, while Wortham edged D’yan Robinson in 20 holes. In championship flight consolation play, Peggy Freeman defeated Kay Padgett 3 and 2, and Cindy Hollingshead beat Kim Harrington 3 and 2.

In the finals of the championship flight Friday, Cashwell and Wortham will tee off at 9:34 a.m., and Freeman and Hollingshead at 9:18 a.m.

Perry, Shin tied in Grand Rapids

Katherine Perry and Jenny Shin shared the lead at 6-under 66 when first-round play in the rain-delayed Meijer LPGA Classic was suspended because of darkness Thursday night.

Playing in the second group of the day off the first tee, Perry had eight birdies and two bogeys at Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids, Mich., in the round that started seven hours late because of heavy rain.

Shin finished on the front nine, making three straight birdies on Nos. 6-8. The South Korean player won the 2016 Volunteers of America Texas Shootout for her lone LPGA Tour title.

Mariajo Uribe of Colombia had a hole-in-one on the 156-yard 15th in a 67.

ELSEWHERE

  • Former Brown standout
  • Damon Huffman
  • has been named to the USA Basketball 3x3 World Cup team, replacing former VCU star
  • Briante Weber
  • . Weber was one of the four players named to the squad in May, but has withdrawn. Huffman will now join
  • Robbie Hummel
  • ,
  • Canyon Barry
  • and
  • Karrem Maddox
  • on the team, which will compete at the FIBA 3x3 World Cup June 18-23 in Amsterdam.

— From staff and wire reports

Commenting is limited to Times-Dispatch subscribers. To sign up, click here.
If you’re already a subscriber and need to activate your access or log in, click here.

Load comments

You must be a full digital subscriber to read this article You must be a digital subscriber to view this article.