Tide receiver Prothro faces more leg surgery
Kentucky center Morris signs with Knicks
Cricket group will probe possibility of match-fixing
Brad Greenberg takes coaching job at Radford
UNC mascot in critical condition after accident
Christophel takes reins at Austin Peay
Kahne to be grand marshal at Gap
BULLS GAP - Nextel Cup driver Kasey Kahne will be at Volunteer Speedway tonight to serve as grand marshal for the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series event. Kahne is owner of the No. 9 sprint car driven by Joey Saldana, who is second in the points standings. Kahne, who qualified second on Friday for Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, will have a full schedule today with two Cup practices, Busch Series qualifying and racing in the Sharpie Mini 300 before making the trip to the Gap. Grandstands at Volunteer Speedway open at 4:30 p.m., with hot laps beginning at 6:45, followed by time trials and racing action.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama wide receiver Tyrone Prothro is facing more surgery to repair the leg he broke during the Florida game in 2005. Coach Nick Saban disclosed the upcoming operation during a news conference Thursday. Prothro missed all of last season and was doubtful to play this year even before the surgery. Prothro has had at least two surgeries on the leg.
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky center Randolph Morris signed a free-agent contract with the New York Knicks on Friday, another big loss to a program already dealing with the departure of coach Tubby Smith. Morris averaged 16.1 points and 7.8 rebounds for the Wildcats this season and was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference pick. There was no immediate word on when Morris would join the team. His decision comes one day after Smith left to become the head coach at Minnesota.
KINGSTON, Jamaica - The international governing body of cricket said Friday it would investigate whether match-fixing was a motive for the slaying of Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer, who was strangled after his team was upset by Ireland. Deputy Police Commissioner Mark Shields said police believed more than one person may have killed Woolmer, 58, in his 12th-floor hotel room Sunday. His team's humiliating defeat Saturday assured Pakistan's elimination from the Cricket World Cup. The International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit will investigate if match-fixing had a role in Woolmer's death, council chief executive Malcolm Speed said.
RICHMOND, Va. - Brad Greenberg, the associate head coach on brother Seth Greenberg's staff at Virginia Tech, was introduced as the men's basketball coach at nearby Radford University on Friday. The job will be the first as a head coach for Greenberg, 53, but his history in basketball includes several stops as an assistant coach and several in NBA management. Radford went 8-22 this past season. Its campus is about 20 miles from Virginia's Tech's campus.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The student who wears the North Carolina mascot uniform was in critical condition Friday after being hit by a car while walking outside a hotel. Jason Ray, a senior from Concord, N.C., was to have performed inside the Rameses costume during Friday night's East Regional semifinal between the Tar Heels and Southern California. He was injured while walking in the afternoon in Fort Lee, N.J., a few miles from the Meadowlands complex where the game was played.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Austin Peay named alumnus and former UAB defensive coordinator Rick Christophel as its new head coach on Friday. Christophel, 54, was a safety his freshman year and then quarterback three seasons for the Governors from 1971 to 1974 before graduating in 1975. He was an assistant coach at Vanderbilt from 1986 to 1990, including a year as defensive coordinator in 1989.