National Sports Briefs
COLUMBIA, S.C. ó The nationís top college football recruit has officially enrolled at South Carolina.
School officials said Tuesday that defensive end Jadeveon Clowney has registered for the second summer school session and can begin informal workouts with Gamecock teammates. South Carolina begins football practice in August.
Clowney is the 6-foot-6, 250-pound defensive end from Rock Hill who was considered the countryís top prospect. He surprised many last February by selecting South Carolina over Alabama.
Clowney is expected to give the Gamecocks depth at defensive end behind starters Devin Taylor and Melvin Ingram.
YORK TOWNSHIP, Mich. ó The house where Rich Rodriguez lived while coaching the University of Michigan football team is up for sale for a shade under $2 million.
The 5,680-quare-foot house is about 10 miles south of Michigan Stadium in Washtenaw County’s York Township. Rodriguez led the Wolverines for three seasons before his firing in January. He coached West Virginia before that.
NORMAN, Okla. ó Oklahoma’s Ryan Broyles and Landry Jones are being considered for the Maxwell Award, which is presented to the top player in college football.
Jones won the Sammy Baugh Award in 2010 as the nation’s top passer and he already has seven Oklahoma passing and total offense records. In 2010, Jones completed about 66 percent of his passes for 4,718 yards with 38 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
MONTICELLO, Ind. ó The body of a Purdue football player who had been missing since Sunday night has been recovered from an Indiana lake, the school confirmed Tuesday.
Purdue said the body of Sean Matti, a 22-year-old running back from Shoreview, Minn., was found floating in Lake Freeman about 30 yards from shore by officers from the state Department of Natural Resources, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department said.
CLEMSON, S.C. ó Clemson says it has suspended sales for its home game against Auburn because of high demand.
NEW YORK ó Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith will conduct NFL labor talks later this week after letting the lawyers handle paperwork for two days.
Attorneys for the NFL and the players’ association are sorting out contract language and details that could speed the process in reaching a new collective bargaining agreement.
“The owners will not open the doors without a signed document in place,” a person with knowledge of the talks told The Associated Press.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. ó Harold Pointer filed a civil lawsuit against Titan Kenny Britt on June 27 against Britt and Bradford Miser that seeks $150,000 in damages.
In the complaint, Pointer says Britt and Miser assaulted him Oct. 22 at Nashville’s Karma Lounge, which is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit for serving Britt alcohol when he appeared intoxicated.
INDIANAPOLIS ó he Indiana Pacers have scheduled a press conference for Wednesday that will officially seal Frank Vogel’s promotion to full-time coach, according to NBA coaching sources.
MUR-DE-BRETAGNE, France ó Thor Hushovd of Norway has the yellow jersey as riders set out on a rainy day on the fourth stage of the Tour de France.
DURBAN, South Africa (AP) ó The three candidates for the 2018 Winter Olympics began three final days of frantic campaigning, with the two leading contenders boosted by the backing of a president and a soccer great, and the outsider insisting it still can win.
The bid teams are from Pyeongchang, South Korea, Munich and Annecy, France.