Coastal Carolina 292 288 - 580 4. Maryland 297 294 - 591 5. Virginia Tech 295 298 - 593 OU Golfers 1 2 3 Total 3. R. Pedigo 69 72 - 141 H. Wood 74 76 - 150 NORMAN – Oklahoma women’s golf finished the second round of the Hurricane Invitational in second place on Tuesday after carding a 292 (+10). With a two-day score of 577 (+1), the Sooners are just three shots behind first-place Miami with 18 holes remaining at the par-72, 6,150-yard Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables, Fla. All five Sooners in the lineup are in the top 28 of the individual standings, including four golfers in the top 11. “We didn’t play as well as we would’ve liked, but we still have one round to play and are in a great positon,” said OU head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell. “It will be important for all of us to play one shot at a time and one hole at a time.” Senior Rylee Pedigo remains in third place after shooting an even 72. Three Sooners are tied for 11th after each recording a 146 (+2) in the first two rounds. Freshman Kailtin Milligan shot a 74 (+2) on Tuesday and junior Julienne Soo added a 76 (+4) to sit in the 11th place tie.
He’s now being held on $30,000 bond on misdemeanor charges of willful infliction of corporal injury, assault with force likely to produce injury, false imprisonment and vandalism. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 6, 2018 Smith is being held on $30,000 bond on charges of "willful infliction of corporal injury, assault with force likely to produce injury, false imprisonment and vandalism." The Raiders released Smith Monday following his latest off-field incident but that could be the least of his issues. The parents of Smith's alleged victim persuaded him to enter an unidentified rehabilitation facility after their daughter, described as Smith's fiancee, called police and accused him of "beating her up." Smith is alleged to have bit the wrists of the victim and was sought by San Francisco police after they said Sunday that he "fled the scene" of the alleged incident. "I wish the best for Aldon. And I'm scared for his life with his addiction," she said. "I cannot comment on the altercation, but I can tell you I love him and (am) so happy he turned to my family who considers him family, and hopefully he gets the help he truly needs." Smith has a long legal record. Drafted in the first round (seventh overall) by the 49ers in 2011, he was cut after an arrest in August 2015, following a string of other arrests dating back to 2012, the season he was a first-team All-Pro.
There's a lot of talk about Dez, but people like Crawford and Scandrick may not be worth their price, either. Bryan: Bryant is a possibility for a reduction. The best avenue will likely get money from Frederick. David: Just for the record, there doesn’t need to be a cap casualty this year. Even with Lawrence on the franchise tag, the Cowboys are under the cap. I would guess they’re going to restructure Travis Frederick’s deal, and they might try to reduce Dez Bryant’s salary. Other than kicker and punter, which position(s) do you think the Cowboys will not address in the draft? Bryan: I don’t believe you can go into any draft thinking this way especially where they’re selecting. An open mind is always the best plan of attack. David: That’s what makes this draft so much fun.
Defensive backs took the field Monday at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. Minkah Fitzpatrick Doesn't Have a Position, Doesn't Matter Alabama's Minkah Fitzpatrick is a top-five talent, and nothing he did at the NFL combine changed that. The 21-year-old defensive back captured the Chuck Bednarik Award as college football's best defensive player, and the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's best defensive back. However, the conversation will continue about how NFL teams can best use him. This is the give-and-take teams must weigh with Fitzpatrick. He isn't a safety or a cornerback; he's both. He'll almost assuredly line up as both a free and strong safety at times, too. At 6'3" and 215 pounds, James posted a 4.47-second 40-yard dash, 11-foot broad jump and 40-inch vertical, per NFL Draft Scout'sDane Brugler. After battling through knee and hand injuries for the majority of his junior season, Alexander never looked like the same top-flight cover corner who played for the Louisville Cardinals during the 2016 campaign. Bottom Line Ohio State's Denzel Ward is the top pure cornerback prospect in this year's draft class.
Young said he was disappointed to miss out on the Big 12 Player of the Year Award, which was won by Kansas' Devonte' Graham, who was a unanimous pick. “I wish we could've won more games. “I'm very honored for the awards I got. I'm ready to get it going again.” It's the second consecutive Player of the Year Award for a Jayhawks player. During Kansas' streak of 14 consecutive regular-season conference titles, Jayhawks players have won the award five times. The only player to win the award without finishing in the top three of the conference was Oklahoma State's James Anderson in 2009-10, when the Cowboys finished tied for sixth in the 12-team league. Young was named the conference's Freshman of the Year after a regular season where he led the nation in both scoring (27.5 points per game) and assists (8.9). West Virginia's Jevon Carter won Defensive Player of the Year honors, while Kansas' Malik Newman earned Newcomer of the Year. In addition to Graham, Young and Carter, Texas Tech's Keenan Evans and Kansas State's Dean Wade made the first team. Carter highlighted the All-Defensive team, where he was joined by Brown, Bamba, Konate and Texas Tech's Zhaire Smith.
Between the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine, the team has now met with a growing list of prospects at the position. Owner Jerry Jones expects Dez Bryant back in uniform in 2018, but that doesn't resolve the void left by a departing Brice Butler and the lack of speed opposite Bryant -- two problems that can be solved with the right pick this spring. According to Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News, they've now had a formal sit-down with Clemson star Deon Cain, a player who's piqued their interest early this offseason. **Follow @VoiceOfTheStar on Twitter for up-to-the-second news and analysis! ** Cain certainly has the speed and could make for a great WR2 in Dallas, but he's not without flaws. His 6-foot-2, 202 lb. He's aggressive when battling for the ball and can easily pop the lid off of the defense's third level, but his focus is inconsistent which leads to more drops than you'd like to see with the role he'd be tasked with carrying. The good news is the drops are focus-based and not a knock to his ability, meaning if he can be coached up at the next level -- including opening up his route tree a bit -- he could be a real terror. And while most of his measurables won't floor you (his vertical, for example), he's been known to make up for it with his overall skill set. [Read full write up on how lack of WR speed is hurting the Cowboys] Take a look at the film and see for yourself why Cain has the attention of the higher ups in Dallas, which is far from a coincidence: The Cowboys are heading to the offseason with lots of questions.
CHICAGO — As the regular season nears the finish line, the Boston Celtics have plenty of incentive to play well down the stretch. More important, the Celtics still appear to have gas left in the tank. The Celtics (44-20) have won four of their last five games. That starts Monday against Chicago. “We played really hard (against Houston) and we’re clearly getting better,” Stevens said Saturday, according to the Globe. The Bulls (21-41) are at the opposite end of the spectrum as the Celtics remain in the midst of trying to evaluate young talent during the regular season’s final 20 games. “I don’t really worry about individual stats or anything like that,” Portis said recently, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Starting or coming off the bench doesn’t matter, as long as the team does well. I’ve been a team guy my whole life. But right now, I’m accepting this role because I feel like I fit in really well for the team.”
The Sooners finished the tournament with a program-record three-round score of 839 (-25). OU won the 15-team event behind freshman Kaitlin Milligan, who finished in second place with a 54-hole total of 199 (-17) – the lowest individual tournament score in OU history. "We're excited to get back to playing so quickly," said OU head coach Veronique Drouin-Luttrell. We showed a great mindset in Arizona and will need to continue that this week." Rejoining the Oklahoma lineup is junior Julienne Soo. The Australian native will be competing in her first collegiate event of the spring, missing last week’s Westbrook Invitational while participating in the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific Golf Championship in Singapore. Kaitlin Milligan, freshman: At the Westbrook Invitational, shot a 54-hole total of 199 (-17) – the lowest individual tournament score in OU history - to finish in second...The freshman had opened the event with a 62 (-10) in Sunday’s first round, marking the lowest 18-hole score in program history (previous low was 65), the best in Big 12 history and the lowest in NCAA Division I women’s golf this season...In just her third tournament in the lineup...Finished in a tie for 13th with a 214 (+1) at the Battle at the Beach...Tied for 16th at the Schooner Fall Classic with a 1-under (212)…The first OU freshman to earn a top-20 finish since current seniors Ana Ruiz and Hannah Wood in 2014. Ana Ruiz, senior: Coming off of back-to-back top-10 finishes…Took eighth place at the Westbrook Invitational with a 210 (-6) in her fifth career top-10 finish…Secured sixth place with a 210 (-3) in Battle at the Beach…Opened the season with a score of 212 (-1) to tie for 18th at the Jim West Challenge…Owns 10 career top-20 finishes and five top-10 finishes. Julienne Soo, junior: Captured her fourth top-10 finish of the year, tying for sixth at Battle at the Beach with a 210 (-3) to close the fall portion of the schedule...Tied for ninth place with a 2-under 214 at the Maryb S. Kauth Invitational…Named the Big 12 Women’s Golfer of the Month for the month of September after recording two top-10 finishes and shooting under par in five of six rounds...Her 204 (-9) at the season-opening Jim West Challenge is the third-lowest 54-hole score in program history .Secured ninth place at the Schooner Fall Classic with a 3-under 210…Dating back to last season, has finished at par or better in 31 of her last 48 rounds…Boasts 10 top-10 finishes in her career, all of which have come in her last 15 tournaments. Rylee Pedigo, senior: Her fourth start of the season…Clinched 49th at Battle at the Beach with a 224 (+11)...Competed in nine of 11 team events last season, finishing with a 75.56 (+3.67) stroke average...Fired a season-best 216 (E) to share 13th at the 2017 Florida State Match Up, highlighted by a career-best 67 (-5) in the final round...Owns four career top-20 finishes and two top-10 finishes...Claimed second place in the 2016 Clover Cup after shooting 211 (-5).