Jaguars waive CB Carroll following arrest
ETSU men's golf heads to NCAA West Regional
Charges dismissed against Townsend
Canada defeats U.S.6-3 at Hockey Worlds
Tennessee High goes for girls tennis title today
Basso admits involvement in Spanish doping scandal
Swan takes over at King
Redskins sign tight end Hilton, receiver Madise
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars waived cornerback Ahmad Carroll on Monday, two days after he was arrested on weapon and drug charges. Carroll was questioned by Atlanta police early Saturday after he was identified as someone involved during a disturbance at a restaurant, authorities said. Atlanta police spokesman officer James Polite said Carroll acknowledged he was carrying a 9mm pistol. Police then searched his car and found 11 pink tablets believed to be ecstasy. He was arrested and charged with carrying a weapon without a license, possession of drugs and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Carroll signed with the Jags last October, a week after he was waived by Green Bay.
JOHNSON CITY - East Tennessee State's men's golf team was assigned on Monday to the NCAA West Regional for the second straight year. The Bucs, ranked 13th, will head to the ASU Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz. The fifth-seeded Bucs will be gunning for their 16th trip to the NCAA Championships.
PITTSBURGH - A judge dismissed an assault charge against Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Deshea Townsend after witnesses said he wasn't involved in a fight at a nightclub in March. "There were six witnesses, and four said he wasn't involved in the fight and two said they weren't sure who was involved in it," Townsend's attorney, Robert DelGreco, told The Associated Press on Monday. "Deshea said from the beginning that he was not involved in this fight, and he wasn't." After hearing from the witnesses, Pittsburgh District Judge Cathleen Bubash dismissed a simple assault charge against Townsend at the end of a preliminary hearing Monday.
MYTISCHI, Russia - Matthew Lombardi scored three goals Monday to lift Canada to a 6-3 win over the United States, and the Canadians earned a top seed heading into the quarterfinals of the World Championship. Undefeated Canada next plays Switzerland, while the Americans, who finished the qualifying round in second position, take on Finland. Russia defeated Sweden 4-2 to claim the other top seed in the quarterfinals, where it will face the Czech Republic. Sweden will play Slovakia. The United States has only defeated Canada three times in the tournament's history.
KINGSPORT - The District 1-AAA girls team tennis title could be decided today when Dobyns-Bennett hosts Tennessee High. If the Lady Vikings win, they claim the district title outright and advance to Thursday's Region 1 match. A D-B win, however, would force a playoff Wednesday.
ROME - Giro d'Italia champion Ivan Basso admitted involvement in the Spanish doping scandal and is cooperating with sports authorities. The Italian rider "widely acknowledged his responsibilities" in connection with Operation Puerto and offered "full cooperation," the Italian Olympic Committee said Monday. Basso could face a long suspension and it was not immediately clear if his Giro title was in danger. Basso's name turned up on a list of cyclists who allegedly had contact with a Spanish doctor accused of running a blood-doping clinic in Madrid.
BRISTOL, Tenn. - King College announced Monday the hiring of Michael Swan as its new head women's soccer coach. Swan was the coach at crosstown rival Virginia Intermont for the past five years.
ASHBURN, Va. - The Washington Redskins signed tight end Zach Holton and wide receiver Adrian Madise on Monday. The Redskins also released running back Kerry Carter and receiver Taylor Sele.