Done with college football and through with talking to the NCAA, former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor will now focus on the NFL. Pryor's attorney, Larry James, said Thursday that his client turned down a chance to play in the Canadian Football League to concentrate on the NFL's supplemental draft.
James said Pryor, because he's no longer a student, felt no compunction to speak with NCAA investigators looking into allegations that players traded autographs and memorabilia for cash, discounted tattoos, and free use of cars.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders, who held Pryor's CFL negotiating rights, made a play for him Wednesday night, but Pryor turned them down Thursday morning.
The Eagles and Alex's Lemonade Stand are hosting an event Saturday night to raise money to fight childhood cancer. The event, Camp Out for Kids' Cancer, will allow families to camp Saturday night at Lincoln Financial Field and will include stadium tours and football activities. The event is sold out.
BASKETBALL: Four players from Sunday's Philadelphia edition of the Reebok Headliner Tryout Camp were invited to participate in next month's Reebok Basketball Breakout Challenge. Roman Catholic freshman point guard Shep Garner, St. Joseph's Prep sophomore point guard Miles Overton, Reading Central Catholic junior forward Donovan Jack, and Haverford School freshman center Ben Bentil will be among the 100 breakout campers at Philadelphia University on July 5-9.
TRACK AND FIELD: Kansas State's Ryann Krais (Methacton) qualified for the finals in the women's 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA track and field championships, in Des Moines, Iowa, finishing second in her heat in 55.68 seconds. She also is competing in the heptathlon. After four events, she was in first place. Temple's Robert Keogh finished 13th in the hammer throw with a best of 208 feet, 10 inches.
GOLF: David Mathis, matching his best round ever on the PGA Tour, shot a 5-under 65 to grab the opening-round lead at the St. Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tenn.
Robert Karlsson, who lost a four-hole playoff at the St. Jude Classic a year ago, shot a 66 and was tied with John Merrick, Kris Blanks, Kevin Kisner, and Colt Knost.
Mindy Kim shot a career-low 64 to take a 2-stroke lead after the first round of the LPGA State Farm Classic at the Panther Creek Country Club in Springfield, Ill. Sarah Kemp and Jiyai Shin were tied for second at 6-under. Brittany Lincicome, last week's winner at the ShopRite Classic in Galloway Township, N.J., birdied the final hole to finish at 67 and in a tie for fourth with Yani Tseng and Juli Inkster.
Lenape High grad David Sanders birdied four straight holes on the back nine and finished with a 4-under 284 to capture the New Jersey State Golf Association Amateur Championship by a stroke over Ben Smith of Little Mill at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
- Staff and wire reports