COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Former Louisville players sue NCAA

A group of former Louisville men’s players filed a lawsuit against the NCAA on Wednesday over the organization vacating the Cardinals’ 2013 national championship and 2012 Final Four.

John Morgan, one of several attorneys representing former Cardinals captain Luke Hancock, the 2013 Final Four most outstanding player and a former George Mason standout, and four teammates from that Cardinals title team, described the NCAA as “a morally bankrupt organization.”

The suit filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court does not specify monetary damages. It states the NCAA cast the plaintiffs in a false light and seeks a declaration that it wrongfully vacated the plaintiffs’ wins, honors and awards.

The NCAA stripped Louisville of the title as part of sanctions for violations discovered during an escort scandal investigation.

NFL

Police say Jones assaulted at airport

NFL veteran Adam “Pacman” Jones was assaulted by an airport worker at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, police said.

The worker, identified as Frank Ragin, made a gesture toward Jones at about 10 p.m. Tuesday, Atlanta police said. Jones confronted the man about what he meant by the gesture and the two began to argue, according to police.

Ragin allegedly punched Jones, injuring his face. He also allegedly struck Jones’ companion, who has not been identified, injuring her hand.

Police said Jones, 34, then pushed Ragin to the ground. Police eventually determined Ragin was the primary aggressor.

Lawyer says McCoy orchestrated attack

The lawyer for the ex-girlfriend of NFL star LeSean McCoy said the Buffalo Bills running back orchestrated an attack that left her bloody amid attempts to get her to leave his suburban Atlanta mansion.

Attorney Tanya Mitchell Graham said in a statement to news outlets that her client was assaulted Tuesday morning by a man who entered the home with no signs of forced entry. The man demanded specific items of jewelry that had been given to her by McCoy, who had requested them back on many occasions.

McCoy and the woman have been in court over his attempts to evict her from the home. McCoy denied the allegations Tuesday.

NBA

Caupain signs deal with Magic

Former Cosby standout guard Troy Caupain signed a two-way contract with the Orlando Magic, which did not disclose terms of the deal.

Caupain is playing with the Magic’s NBA Summer League team. Not drafted out of Cincinnati, Caupain started 50 games last season for the G League’s Lakeland Magic, for whom he averaged 15.6 points and 7.5 assists.

  • The Memphis Grizzlies signed free agent forward
  • Omri Casspi
  • . The 6-foot-9 Casspi has started 145 of 552 games in his career with Sacramento, Cleveland, Houston, New Orleans, Minnesota and Golden State.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

Gold medalist Randall faces breast cancer

Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall said Wednesday she’s been diagnosed with early stage breast cancer.

The 35-year-old cross-country skier known for pink-highlighted hair said on social media that “the color pink has taken on a new chapter” in her life. She said the prognosis is good, but she expects life to change significantly in the months ahead.

Randall is a five-time Olympian who returned to competition in 2016 after a break and delivered the first cross-country gold for the U.S. with relay team partner Jessica Diggins at the Pyeongchang Olympics in February.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Ex-Michigan State coach Darryl Rogers dies

Darryl Rogers, who coached Michigan State to a share of the Big Ten title in 1978 and later took the helm for the Detroit Lions, has died. He was 83.

Mr. Rogers coached Michigan State from 1976 to 1979, going 24-18-2. The 1978 team won its final seven games to finish tied for first in the conference.

Mr. Rogers also coached at Arizona State from 1980 to 1984 before heading to the NFL. He was with the Lions from 1985 to 1988.

Montana State QB Murray to miss season

Chris Murray, Montana State’s starting quarterback for the past two seasons, will miss the 2018 season to focus on academics. Bobcats coach Jeff Choate said that while Murray is an important part of the team, everyone who joins the program understands academics are the top priority.

  • The NCAA will allow Duke center
  • Jack Wohlabaugh
  • to play this fall after transferring from Ohio State. Wohlabaugh joined the Blue Devils program in January with three seasons of eligibility remaining. Transfers typically must sit out a year at their new school per NCAA rules, but Duke said the NCAA has approved a waiver request that grants immediate eligibility to the redshirt sophomore.

ELSEWHERE

  • The Detroit Red Wings agreed to a two-year, $6.6 million contract with
  • Anthony Mantha
  • . The 23-year-old wing led the team with 24 goals last season.
  • Arkansas baseball coach
  • Dave Van Horn
  • said he’s agreed to a contract extension through the 2023 season after taking the Razorbacks to a runner-up finish in last month’s College World Series. Van Horn, who just completed his 16th season at Arkansas, said the deal includes options for the 2024 and 2025 season.
  • Angel McCoughtry
  • scored 24 points and
  • Jessica Breland
  • added a season-high 23 points and 10 rebounds to help the visiting Atlanta Dream beat the Washington Mystics 106-89 in a WNBA game.
  • Natasha Cloud
  • led the Mystics (12-8) with 17 points.
  • American golfer
  • Andrew Landry
  • will play in the British Open for the first time next week at Carnoustie after replacing
  • Bernd Wiesberger
  • in the field. Wiesberger said he was having problems with a wrist injury.

— From staff and wire reports

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