Los Angeles Times
Suicide prompts softball cancellation
James Madison canceled the rest of its softball season as the school tries to cope with the suicide of one of its star players last week. Lauren Bernett, a sophomore catcher and cleanup hitter for the Dukes, died April 25 after a stellar weekend series against Drexel, for which she was named the Colonial Athletic Assn.’s player of the week.
Scott Frost will not be allowed to perform his coaching duties for five consecutive days this football season as part of Nebraska’s negotiated settlement with the NCAA for allowing an unauthorized staff member to do hands-on special teams coaching in 2020 . ... Texas guard Andrew Jones, whose college basketball career was interrupted for nearly two years by leukemia, announced he will skip a final season with the Longhorns and enter the NBA draft ... Brigham Young forward Caleb Lohner is transferring to Baylor in his home state after two seasons with the Cougars . ... American Athletic Conference player of the year Diamond Battles is transferring from Central Florida to Georgia, reuniting her with former Knights coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson, who is the new Bulldogs coach.
Chase Elliott ended a 26-race winless streak when the 2020 NASCAR champion won the Cup Series race at Dover (Del.) Motor Speedway . ... Simona Halep overpowered American teenager Coco Gauff in a two-set win that secured her a spot in the Madrid Open quarterfinals . ... Ben Olsen resigned as Washington Spirit club president after eight months, during which time the team won an
NWSL title . ... Russian soccer teams were kicked out of the Women’s European Championship, the next men’s Champions League and qualifying for the 2023 Women’s World Cup by UEFA, the latest round of sporting sanctions during Russia’s war on Ukraine . ... Lambeau Field will host a soccer match for the first time in its storied history July 23 when Bayern Munich and Manchester City play an exhibition . ... Ex-Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely V, who is serving a 23-year prison sentence in the killing of Yeardley Love, was ordered by a jury to pay $15 million in a wrongful death lawsuit.