Authorities in Chapel Hill, N.C., have charged two women and a man with a weekend attack on three North Carolina football players, which police said was motivated by robbery and included the sexual assault of at least two players.
Police said the players were attacked early Sunday at their off-campus apartment. All three were bound with tape, and the man threatened the players with a butcher knife, according to police. None of the players required medical attention.
Monique Jenice Taylor,
Tnika Monta Washington,
Michael Troy Lewis,
32, with kidnapping, conspiracy to commit a felony, and resisting arrest. All three were from the Durham-Greenville area.
Taylor and Washington also were charged with a first-degree sexual offense. Lewis also was charged with robbery, possession of stolen goods and assault on government officials.
New football coach
fired nine of Michigan's assistant coaches on his second day as an employee of the university.
and his staff will coach the Wolverines against Florida in the Capital One Bowl on New Year's Day, then Rodriguez will take over.
All of Carr's assistants signed two-year contracts in March that will pay them through Feb. 28, 2009.
will not play for Ohio State in the BCS national championship game against LSU after he was suspended yesterday for an undisclosed violation of team rules.
Columbus station WCMH-TV and the Columbus Dispatch had reported earlier that Clifford, a freshman, and starting cornerback
had been suspended for the Jan. 7 game in New Orleans. The school released a statement later saying that only Clifford would be suspended. Ohio State athletic director
did not immediately return a message.
Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator
pulled his name from consideration for UCLA's head coaching job. He was interviewed last weekend.
, a third team all-American at tight end, plans to return for his senior season with the Badgers.
might start her 2008 season at LPGA Tour events in Hawaii, but not at the PGA's Sony Open. Wie, who has played the PGA Tour event every year since 2004, did not receive one of the four unrestricted sponsor's exemptions, tournament director Ray Stosik said.
The ownership of Breeders' Cup Classic winner
has changed again:
bought out another partner and now has an 80 percent interest in the 3-year-old colt. Jackson bought out investment banker
in a private sale.
will return to the microphone tonight after an emergency appendectomy last month revealed a malignant tumor.
Scott had to leave the
Monday Night Football
game between Miami and Pittsburgh on Nov. 26 to have his appendix removed. Doctors discovered the tumor during surgery; a second, precautionary surgery followed to eliminate surrounding tissue.