Saturday, November 16, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Jonathan Martin spent nearly seven hours yesterday going into "great detail" with the NFL counsel investigating his claims of his harassment in the Miami Dolphins' locker room. The league is trying to gather information about the bullying Martin says he was subjected to by teammate Richie Incognito. Martin doesn't intend to discuss the matter publicly at this time, but he did acknowledge he wants to resume his NFL career.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Myles Jack rushed for four touchdowns and Brett Hundley threw for two others as 13th-ranked UCLA downed Washington 41-31. The Bruins rolled up over 200 rushing yards, with Paul Perkins carrying 21 times for a team-high 86 yards. UCLA is 8-2 overall, 5-2 in the conference.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California has suspended an unidentified football player for instigating a locker room altercation Nov. 1 that sent freshman running back Fabiano Hale to the hospital. Coach Sonny Dykes has announced the player will be suspended indefinitely from all team activities, will attend counseling and must perform 25 hours of community service to be considered for reinstatement.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Matt Kenseth has the pole for tomorrow's season-ending Sprint Cup race at Homestead-Miami Speedway as he tries to catch Jimmie Johnson for the driver's championship. Kenseth fell 28 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson by finishing 23rd in last weekend's race in Arizona. Johnson will start seventh tomorrow and needs to finish 23rd or better to win his sixth title.
NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time in as many years, the NBA has fined Knicks guard J.R. Smith $25,000 for a tweet to Detroit's Brandon Jennings that the league said involved "hostile and inappropriate language". Smith responded to a tweet by Jennings that was critical of Smith's brother, Chris, who also plays for the Knicks. Last year, J.R. Smith was fined $25,000 by the league for a racy tweet.