Tuesday's Sports In Brief
Published on -4/17/2013, 6:56 AM
By The Associated Press
BOSTON (AP) -- MARATHON BOMBING
Boston Marathon organizers vowed to continue the race next year, calling the world's oldest and most prestigious annual marathon "a deeply held tradition (and) an integral part of the fabric and history of our community."
"We are committed to continuing that tradition with the running of the 118th Boston Marathon in 2014," Boston Athletic Association head Tom Grilk said on Tuesday.
About 2 1/2 hours after the winners of Monday's race reached Copley Square at the end of their 26.2-mile run from Hopkinton, two explosions on at the finish line killed three and injured more than 170 others. Dozens remained in hospitals on Tuesday, while federal and local authorities investigated what President Barack Obama called a terrorist attack.
The three dead were identified as 8-year-old Martin Richard, 29-year-old Krystle Campbell and a Chinese national attending graduate school at Boston University. The Shenyang Evening News said on its official Twitter-like microblog account that the victim's name is Lu Lingzi.
Federal agents zeroed on how the bombing was carried out -- with kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel -- but said they still didn't know who did it and why.
Determined to show solidarity with Boston, the London Marathon will go forward as planned Sunday with a race that will be watched by about 1 million spectators and take runners past some of the city's most revered landmarks.
DALLAS (AP) -- Pat Summerall, the NFL player-turned-broadcaster whose deep, resonant voice called games for more than 40 years, died at the age of 82.
Summerall died of cardiac arrest, said University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center spokesman Jeff Carlton, speaking on behalf of Summerall's wife, Cheri.
Summerall was part of network television broadcasts for 16 Super Bowls. His last championship game was for Fox on Feb. 3, 2002, also his last game with longtime partner John Madden. The popular duo worked together for 21 years, moving to Fox in 1994 after years as the lead team for CBS.
Summerall played 10 NFL seasons (1952-61) with the Chicago Cardinals and New York Giants. He started doing NFL games for CBS in 1964. He also covered the PGA Tour and tennis.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The University of Oregon has acknowledged major NCAA violations in connection with football recruiting and proposed a self-imposed two-year probation with the loss of one scholarship in each of the next three years, according to documents released by the school.
The revelations were made in a summary disposition report included in the documents released Monday night. The contents were first reported by KATU television in Portland.
Oregon and the NCAA have failed to come to an agreement on the matter and the case is expected to go before the infractions committee at some point this year.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A whistleblower and defamation lawsuit against Penn State will go forward, a judge ruled, denying the university's request to have it dismissed.
Former assistant football coach Mike McQueary sued the school in October, claiming he was portrayed as untruthful in statements made in 2011 by the university's president after Jerry Sandusky's arrest.
Judge Thomas Gavin said McQueary's lawsuit makes sufficient claims of "outrageous conduct" on the part of the school to keep the case alive. He gave the school 20 days to respond to the lawsuit filed in October.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said the federal government has launched a criminal investigation into rebates offered by the truck stop chain owned by his family, including his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.
Agents from the FBI and Internal Revenue Service raided the Pilot Flying J headquarters in Knoxville on Monday.
Jimmy Haslam, who is the CEO of Pilot Flying J, held a news conference in Knoxville to confirm the investigation is criminal, rather than civil, in nature.
"We don't know a lot. It appears to be centered on a very insignificant number of customers and the application of rebates, that rebates that were owed to the customers were not paid. We, of course, disagree with that," the CEO said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Shabazz Muhammad is one-and-done at UCLA.
The Pac-12 co-freshman of the year announced the news that had been expected since he arrived in Westwood: he's leaving to enter the NBA draft.
Muhammad was the Bruins' leading scorer with 17.9 points per game, fourth-best in the league. The 6-foot-6 guard from Las Vegas was named to the all-league first team and helped UCLA to a 25-10 record, the Pac-12 regular-season title and a runner-up finish in the league tournament.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Eddie Jordan and Rutgers were working to make him the head of the university's scandal-marred basketball program.
A person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press that the parties were hoping to get a contract agreement for the 58-year-old Jordan by the end of the week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been finalized despite two days of talks over the weekend.
Jordan, Rutgers' career assists leader, is an assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A second complaint has been lodged against the men's basketball coach at Wisconsin-Green Bay, this one alleging verbal abuse and bullying.
Gina Cougill, the mother of senior forward Brennan Cougill, wrote to university Chancellor Thomas Harden last week, shortly after the parents of former center Ryan Bross filed the initial complaint against coach Brian Wardle.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The San Antonio Spurs signed veteran forward Tracy McGrady, adding depth and experience for the playoffs.
The 33-year-old McGrady is a seven-time NBA All-Star drafted ninth overall in 1997. In 938 career NBA games, McGrady has averaged 19.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.21 steals per game. In 44 playoff games, he has averaged 25.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.16 steals.
Terms were not disclosed by the team.
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo was arrested on a drunken-driving charge after authorities say he was driving on a city highway with a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit.
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC is all in with the English Premier League.
The EPL feels the same way about the U.S. broadcaster.
All 380 English Premier League games will be televised live by NBC and its networks next season as part of a three-year, $250 million contract.