Pitino gets contract extension
Louisville has extended Coach Rick Pitino’s contract four years through the 2025-26 season.
Pitino, 62, is the first coach to win NCAA titles at two schools, with Louisville in 2013 and Kentucky in 1996. He is 368-126 in 14 seasons at Louisville and 722254 in 30 seasons overall.
The proposed riverfront football stadium in St. Louis already has cost taxpayers $3 million, according to a newspaper report.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that that figure is based on the latest invoices released this week from financing advisors, railroad track engineers, contract attorneys and management.
The Rams are year-to-year on their lease for the Edward Jones Dome and could leave as early as 2016, meaning the upcoming NFL season could be their last in St. Louis.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer returned to full practice, coming back from a torn anterior collateral ligament that ended his season last November. He took snaps and made throws in 11on-11 drills Tuesday, the first day of the team’s threeday June mini-camp.
The Cardinals went 11-5 last season and made the playoffs, but with Palmer as the starter they were 6-0. The knee injury came in a non-contact situation in the fourth quarter of a home game against the Rams.
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was a full participant in practice Tuesday for the first time since April. An injury to the ring finger on his throwing hand had kept him out of action.