Review Category : National Sports

Texas High School Football Coach Accused of Ordering Attack on Referee No Longer Employed by School District

KSAT(SAN ANTONIO, Texas) — Mack Breed, the assistant football coach at John Jay High School in Texas who allegedly ordered two players to attack a referee earlier this month is no longer an employee of the school district.

Breed allegedly ordered the two players to tackle the official in response to what he claimed were racial comments and bad calls. The two players attended disciplinary hearings on Wednesday.

Video of the players hitting the referee was posted to YouTube and has been viewed more than 11 million times.

It was not immediately clear whether Breed was fired or if he resigned.

Neither player nor Breed will attend Thursday’s hearing of the University Interscholastic League.

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Cardale Jones Will Remain Starting Quarterback at Ohio State

Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ohio State University quarterback Cardale Jones will keep his job, at least for now, head football coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday.

Both Jones and backup J.T. Barrett performed below expectations in a 20-13 victory over Northern Illinois University last weekend. Though Jones threw two interceptions early in that game, Meyer insisted that the sophomore would keep his job because Barrett hasn’t beaten him out.

“If someone replaces you, they’ve got to beat you out,” Meyer explained. “That’s the approach we’re taking, and they’re both ready to go.”

Barrett threw an interception of his own against Northern Illinois.

“You don’t anoint people,” Meyer insisted. “You have to earn things.”

The undefeated and top-ranked Buckeyes will take on Western Michigan University this week.

“It’s close,” Meyer admitted. “They’re both working their tails off.

Jones led the Buckeyes to the national championship last year.

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Lawyer for Accuser in Patrick Kane Case Claims Evidence Escaped Chain of Custody

Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images(BUFFALO, N.Y.) — A lawyer for the woman who has accused Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane of sexually assaulting her said on Wednesday that evidence in the case was left on the doorstep of the victim’s mother’s home.

Thomas Eoannou said that an evidence bag that at one point contained the rape kit used after the victim reported the assault was torn and left at her mother’s home. “Something serious has gone amiss,” Eoannou said.

The bag was deemed authentic and was labeled with personal identifying information for the alleged victim.

John Glascott, the Erie County Central Police Services commissioner, said in a statement Wednesday that all evidence in the case “is accounted for and remains in its original packaging in the possession of Erie County Central Police Services.”

A statement posted on Facebook by the Hamburg (New York) Police Department said that the handling of evidence and the chain of custody in the case is “unassailable.”

Eoannou has called for an independent law enforcement agency to determine why the evidence bag was able to escape the chain of custody.

Police have been investigating since the woman accused Kane of sexual assault in relation to an August incident. Kane has not been charged.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 9/23/15

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

Baltimore 4, Washington 3

Detroit 7, Chi White Sox 4
L.A. Angels 6, Houston 5
Toronto 4, N-Y Yankees 0
Tampa Bay 6, Boston 2
Minnesota 4, Cleveland 2
Kansas City 4, Seattle 3 10 Innings
Texas 10, Oakland 3

Atlanta 6, N-Y Mets 3
Miami 4, Philadelphia 3 11 Innings
Milwaukee 4, Chi Cubs 1
St. Louis 10, Cincinnati 2
Pittsburgh 13, Colorado 7
L.A. Dodgers 4, Arizona 1
San Diego 5, San Francisco 4

N-Y Islanders 2, New Jersey 1
Ottawa 5, Buffalo 2
Detroit 4, Chicago 1
Nashville 5, Tampa Bay 2
Edmonton 3, Winnipeg 2

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ESPN: Texas High School Football Coach Admitted to Ordering Attack on Referee in Letter to Principal

KSAT(SAN ANTONIO) — An assistant football coach at the Texas high school where two players attacked a referee during a game earlier this month admitted that he ordered the players to hit the official, ESPN reports.

According to evidence obtained by ESPN’s Outside the Lines, assistant coach Mack Breed admitted in a letter to school principal Robert Harris that he “directed the students to make the referee pay for his racial comments and calls.” The two players will attend disciplinary hearings on Wednesday.

Video of the two players striking the referee from behind was posted to YouTube and has been viewed more than 11 million times.

Breed has not publicly commented on what he said to his players, but he is expected to attend a Thursday hearing of the University Interscholastic League. At that hearing, the governing body could sanction Breed as well as the John Jay High School football program.

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Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor to End Holdout

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor will reportedly end his holdout and return to the team this week, after an 0-2 start to the NFL season for the defending NFC champions.

Chancellor had opted to hold out in an effort to negotiate a new contract with the team. Chancellor had, however, signed a contract before the 2014 season, making the Seahawks unlikely to offer him more money.

The Seahawks lost to their division rival St. Louis Rams in Week One, and to the Green Bay Packers in Week Two.

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter posted a message to Facebook on Wednesday containing a message Chancellor reportedly sent to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith. “Ima [sic] go help my teammates that are understanding of my position and the ones who aren’t,” Chancellor said. “Time to help us get back to the big dance. I can address business after the season.”

“Me and Marshawn [Lynch, Seahawks running back] started a mission 2 years ago,” Chancellor added. “I can’t let my Dawg down….Real talk.”

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Pit Crew Switch on Kyle Busch’s Team

Matt Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A change has been made with Kyle Busch’s pit crew.

Nick Odell will no longer serve as the front tire changer for Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 18 team, according to John Leslie will fill the role this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Busch finished ninth last weekend in the first race of the Sprint Cup Series’ Chase at Chicagoland Speedway.

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Scoreboard Roundup — 9/22/15

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

Baltimore 4, Washington 1

N-Y Yankees 6, Toronto 4 10 Innings

Detroit 2, Chi White Sox 1 10 Innings

Tampa Bay 5, Boston 2

Minnesota 3, Cleveland 1

L.A. Angels 4, Houston 3

Seattle 11, Kansas City 2

Texas 8, Oakland 6


Atlanta 6, N-Y Mets 2

Philadelphia 6, Miami 2

Chi Cubs 4, Milwaukee 0

St. Louis 3, Cincinnati 1

Pittsburgh 6, Colorado 3

Arizona 8, L.A. Dodgers 0

San Francisco 4, San Diego 2


Pittsburgh 7, Carolina 3

Philadelphia 5, N-Y Rangers 3

Columbus 3, St. Louis 1

Boston 2, Washington 1 OVERTIME

Florida 3, Dallas 2

Nashville 2, Tampa Bay 2 OVERTIME

Toronto 2, Montreal 1 OVERTIME

St. Louis 5, Columbus 2

Minnesota 1, Winnipeg 0 OVERTIME

Chicago 5, Detroit 4 OVERTIME

Colorado 5, Anaheim 4 OVERTIME

San Jose 4, Vancouver 0

Los Angeles 3, Arizona 2 OVERTIME

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Jason Witten May Be Out for Cowboys/Falcons Game

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(DALLAS) — Jason Witten may not be on the field Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys take on the Atlanta Falcons.

The Cowboys tight end is recovering from two sprained ankles and a sprained knee.

A source tells ESPN Witten “will be day-to-day all week, but he’s not a lock [to play] at this point.”

Should he not play, Witten would join Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and wide receiver Dez Bryant on the sidelines.

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100-Year-Old Man Breaks Five World Records in Track and Field

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — A 100-year-old man set five world records in track and field on Sunday while competing in the San Diego Senior Olympics.

Don Pellmann of Santa Clara, who just turned 100 a month and a half ago, competed in six events at the senior games, breaking the record in the high jump, long jump, shot put, discus and 100-meter dash, which is the one he was most excited about, he said. The only event he could not pull off was the pole vault.

“Pole vault I didn’t do well on because I hadn’t had any practice. There’s no way to practice pole vaulting,” Pellmann told ABC News on Tuesday. “But I did well in the other five so I can’t complain.”

Pellmann raced against the clock and competed against the tape measure as he is the only one in his age group who took part, he said. He is the first centenarian to clear an official height in the high jump and is the oldest man to compete in San Diego, with the second oldest being 87.

This is not the most world record-breaking medals Pellmann has gone home with in a single meet, he said.

“I broke seven world records at age 90 in Fort Collins, Colorado,” he said. “That was one of my better meets.”

After 127 meets with a medal in every single one, almost 900 events, 885 gold medals and five silver medals, over a stretch of 30 years, Pellmann said he may make Sunday’s meet his last so he can take care of his 92-year-old wife.

He added: “I’ve been in 22 states and I’ve been very lucky I haven’t had any injuries. I was not worried about medals but I’ve got more medals than I know what to do with. It’s been fun.”

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