Hon­ey­cutt, EX-UCLA hoops star, dies at 27

Albany Times Union - Sunday - - SPORTS -

Tyler Hon­ey­cutt, 27, who was a stand­out for­ward at UCLA be­fore be­ing drafted by Sacra­mento in 2011, was found dead in an ap­par­ent sui­cide in his Cal­i­for­nia home fol­low­ing an armed stand­off with po­lice on Sat­ur­day morn­ing.

Hon­ey­cutt’s mother called au­thor­i­ties on Fri­day night be­cause her son was “act­ing er­rat­i­cally,” ac­cord­ing to TMZ.

When of­fi­cers ar­rived, Tyler Hon­ey­cutt opened fire. Po­lice re­turned the gun­fire but did not hit Hon­ey­cutt, who quickly bar­ri­caded him­self in his Sher­man Oaks home.

Fol­low­ing a stand­off, SWAT en­tered the home at 4 a.m. Sat­ur­day and found Hon­ey­cutt un­re­spon­sive. Col­leges: The fam­ily of a for­mer Ohio State team doc­tor ac­cused by ath­letes of sex­ual mis­con­duct says it is “shocked and sad­dened” by the al­le­ga­tions and is co­op­er­at­ing with the school’s in­de­pen­dent in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The state­ment was emailed by Scott Strauss. He’s the son of the late Dr. richard Strauss, who killed him­self in 2005 at age 67. The state­ment said Strauss’ fam­ily learned from news re­ports about the al­le­ga­tions that ath­letes were fon­dled by Strauss dur­ing med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tions. The al­le­ga­tions date back to the 1970s. The state­ment said “along with the al­leged vic­tims, our fam­ily seeks the truth.”

wrestling: Univer­sity of Wis­con­sin wrestler eli Stick­ley, 21, was killed in a ve­hi­cle crash in Illi­nois. Ac­cord­ing to Illi­nois State Po­lice, Stick­ley died af­ter his Nis­san pickup left the road on In­ter­state 74 in Henry County. A pas­sen­ger’s iden­tity and in­juries were not im­me­di­ately dis­closed. Stick­ley joined the Badgers in 2015 and had a 21-14 record last sea­son. He was an Ohio Divi­sion II state cham­pion at 120 pounds in 2014 with a 50-3 record. Stick­ley’s un­cle is U.S. rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Repub­li­can who won two na­tional cham­pi­onships at Wis­con­sin in the mid-1980s.

NHL: Ve­gas signed de­fense­man Colin Miller to a four-year con­tract that pays an av­er­age salary of $3.87 mil­lion. Miller, 25, led all Golden Knights de­fense­men with a ca­reer-high 41 points.

— Wire re­ports

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