NOTRE DAME QB WIMBUSH TO START FOR AILING BOOK
No. 3 Notre Dame is turning back to Brandon Wimbush to keep the Fighting Irish unbeaten.
Wimbush will start at quarterback against Florida State on Saturday, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press, because Ian Book is nursing an upper body injury,
Irish coach Brian Kelly told reporters at his post-practice Thursday news conference that Book had been limited at practice with an upper body injury and who starts would be game-time decision. Kelly called Book day-to-day.
But a person speaking to the AP on condition of anonymity said Wimbush is set to be the starter and Book is not expected to play after taking a hard hit to the back and ribs last week against Northwestern.
Owners plan vote next week on new Manfred term.
Baseball owners plan to vote on a new term for Commissioner Rob Manfred, a new television contract with Fox and an agreement for ingame cut-ins with the subscription video streaming service DAZN when they meet next week in Atlanta, a person familiar with the agenda told The Associated Press.
Kuchar tied for lead at working vacation in Mexico.
MEXICO» Matt Kuchar decides CARMEN, at the last minute to play the Mayakoba Golf Classic and makes it look like a wise decision with a 7-under 64 for a share of the lead with Dominic Bozzelli and PGA Tour rookie Kramer Hickok. Kuchar, who has gone more than four years since his last victory on the PGA Tour, missed only two fairways at El Camaleon and was bogey-free for his lowest opening round since a 64 in the 2017 Phoenix Open.
Goydos, Petrovic shoot 63, share lead in Champions’ finale.
PHOENIX» Paul Goydos and Tim Petrovic shot 8-under 63 to share the lead in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship, leaving points leader Bernhard Langer seven strokes back in the PGA Tour Champions’ season finale. Langer parred the final nine holes for a 70.
Court urged to end rule that erased Hernandez’s conviction.
BOSTON» A legal principle that erased former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction after he killed himself in prison is outdated, unfair and should not stand, a Massachusetts prosecutor told the state’s highest court.
It doesn’t make sense the former New England Patriots tight end is now innocent in the eyes of the law just because he died before his appeal could be heard, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn III said. Quinn is urging the court to reinstate Hernandez’s conviction and do away with the legal principle.
Man wins lottery prize by picking Red Sox jersey numbers.
MASS.» A Massachusetts great-grandfather has won a $100,000 lottery prize by picking the jersey numbers of five members of the World Serieswinning Boston Red Sox.
The lottery said in a statement that 84-year-old Jim Aylward Jr., of Templeton, won the prize in Monday’s Mass Cash drawing using the numbers 11-16-19-22-25.
Those are the numbers of Red Sox players Rafael Devers, Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr., Rick Porcello, and World Series MVP Steve Pearce.
Trailblazing African-American RB Wally Triplett dies at 92.
Wally Triplett, the trailblazing running back who was one of the first African-Americans drafted by an NFL team, has died. He was 92.
The Detroit Lions and Penn State announced Triplett’s death Thursday. Triplett was the third AfricanAmerican selected in the 1949 draft, but he was the first of those draftees to play in a regular-season game. He played in 24 games for the Lions and Chicago Cardinals.