Los Angeles Times

ESPN pulls Cowherd off the air


ESPN said radio host Colin Cowherd won’t be on the air again before leaving the network in the wake of his remarks about baseball players from the Dominican Republic. Cowherd, whose departure (reportedly to Fox Sports 1) had been announced earlier this month, said Thursday that he didn’t believe baseball was complex and that one-third of major league players were from the Dominican Republic, which had “not been known, in my lifetime, as having, you know, world-class academic abilities.”

Rain wiped out most play at golf ’s Senior British Open with more than half the field still to start the second round at Sunningdal­e. Scotland’s Colin Montgomeri­e was one of eight players leading at five under, but six, including 2014 champ Bernhard Langer, had yet to play a hole in the second round.

Angel Yin of Arcadia reached the final of the U.S. Girls’ Junior tournament at Tulsa, Okla. Yin, 16, beat Andrea Lee of Hermosa Beach in a quarterfin­al and Mexico’s Evelyn Arguelles in her semifinal, 1 up. She will face South Korea’s Eun Jeong Seong in the final.

Chad Campbell shot a nine-under 63 for a twostroke lead over Brian Harman after two rounds of the PGA Tour’s Canadian Open in Oakville, near Toronto. . . . Lexi Thompson, Alison Lee and Lizette Salas shared the second-round lead at the Maijer LPGA Classic in Belmont, Mich. . . . Second-ranked Lydia Ko and Suzann Pettersen shared the firstround lead in the Ladies Scottish Open at Troon.

Organizers of Boston’s bid for the 2024 Olympics downplayed opposition that was already galvanizin­g against it, as well as prospects of a voter referendum, according to the documents that won over the U.S. Olympic Committee. The unredacted bid was released Friday. A citizen’s group has requested a referendum on the 2016 ballot that would effectivel­y prevent use of state taxpayer money on the Games.

The NCAA outlined serious allegation­s against Southern Mississipp­i’s men’s basketball program, including fraudulent academic credit, impermissi­ble financial aid and obstructin­g the investigat­ion.

The Glendale (Ariz.) City Council voted for a restructur­ed arena lease deal that will keep the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes there at least two more years.

Usain Bolt won the 100 meters in 9.87 seconds, equaling his season best, at a meet in London.

Longtime U.S. women’s gymnastics coach Martha Karolyi, 72, said she probably will retire after the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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