EX-MICHIGAN STATE FOOTBALL PLAYERS DISMISSED BY SCHOOL
Three former Michigan State football players accused of sexually assaulting a woman this year have been dismissed from the Big Ten university.
Michigan State spokesman Jason Cody said Thursday that Josh King, Donnie Corley Jr. and Demetric Vance were dismissed for violating the school’s relationship violence and sexual misconduct policy. They were dismissed from the football team last month after criminal charges against them were made public.
King was charged with first- and third-degree criminal sexual conduct and with distributing an image of an unclothed person. Vance and Corley face third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges.
Michigan State also conducted a Title IX-related investigation. Attorney Shannon Smith, who represents King, described that investigation as a rush to judgment, saying her office received material that wasn’t considered by the investigator.
• North Carolina reinstated suspended football player Allen Artis after misdemeanor charges against him for sexual battery and assault on a female student were dismissed.
• Big 12 member Baylor agreed to a settlement with one of several women who sued it amid a sexual assault scandal that has rocked the nation’s largest Baptist school.
Big3 open to moving its title game for Mayweather fight.
Ice Cube says his Big3 basketball league is open to moving its championship game to another arena in Las Vegas to make way for Floyd Mayweather’s high-profile boxing match against Conor McGregor.
The game is scheduled for Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena, the biggest venue in Las Vegas. Mayweather’s fight against McGregor was later announced for the same site.
If the Big3 moves, it would go to the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Costa Rica vs. U.S. World Cup qualifier to be in New Jersey.
CHICAGO» The U.S. Soccer Federation finalized plans to play its Sept. 1 World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica at Red Bull Arena, an MLS venue in Harrison, N.J.
The Americans play Honduras four days later at San Pedro Sula, then complete the final round of the North and Central American and Caribbean region Oct. 6 against Panama in Orlando, Fla., and four days later at Trinidad and Tobago.
• John Kristick, a managing director of the failed U.S. bid to host the 2022 World Cup and a former executive of FIFA marketing partner Infront Sports & Media, has been hired as executive director for the United Bid Committee of the U.S., Mexico and Canada to host the 2026 event.
U.S. Open making changes.
The U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York will experiment in its qualifying rounds this year with scoreboard clocks to limit how much time elapses between points and how long prematch warm-ups or midmatch clothing changes can last. Also to be tried out at Flushing Meadows in August’s qualifying matches: letting coaches communicate with their players from the stands between points.
Depending on how the test runs go, those changes could be used during the U.S. Open’s main draw in 2018, according to Stacey Allaster, the U.S. Tennis Association’s chief executive for professional tennis.
The San Jose Earthquakes of MLS said Matheus Silva has emerged from a coma, two days after the Brazilian defender was rescued from Lake Tahoe . ... The World Boxing Organization said it will rescore the Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn welterweight world title fight due to the contentious unanimous decision awarded to Horn, but there is no plan to change the result . ... Rookie guard Derrick White, a first-round draft pick from CU, signed his contract with the San Antonio Spurs.