Tennessee Titans receiver Kenny Britt faces DUI charge | NFL
Tennessee Titans receiver Kenny Britt was charged with driving under the influence Friday.
Titans' Britt faces DUI charge
Tennessee Titans receiver Kenny Britt was charged with driving under the influence Friday as he tried to pass through a security gate at the Fort Campbell Army installation on the Tennessee-Kentucky state line, military officials said.
Britt's driving prompted military police to administer a field sobriety test, which showed indicators of intoxication, said Bob Jenkins, a spokesman for the post. Britt refused to take a Breathalyzer test and was charged with DUI and taken into custody around 3:30 a.m., Jenkins said.
Britt, 23, has had at least eight incidents that involved police since he was drafted out of Rutgers in 2009.
Williams is charged
Detroit defensive tackle Corey Williams is facing a DUI charge from last year. He was pulled over near Wilmar, Ark., on June 18, 2011, by an Arkansas state trooper who reported he crossed the center line. Williams, 31, reportedly had a 0.10 percent blood-alcohol level, above the .08 percent legal limit.
Favre to coach at high school
Brett Favre, a three-time NFL most valuable player who retired in 2010, is returning to football — as an assistant coach at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Miss.
The Biloxi (Miss.) Sun-Herald reported ex-quarterback Favre, 42, is expected to be the offensive coordinator.
Barron signs with Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay signed ex-Alabama safety Mark Barron, the seventh player drafted this year, to a four-year, $14.465 million contract that has a team option for a fifth season.
Oshie signs 5-year contract
The St. Louis Blues signed forward T.J. Oshie to a five-year contract reportedly worth $20.875 million.
Oshie, 25, was born in Mount Vernon and grew up in Everett. He tied for the Blues' lead in scoring with 54 points in the 2011-12 season.
Allred suggests investigation
Eric Schneiderman, New York attorney general, should investigate Syracuse University's handling of sex-abuse allegations against former assistant coach Bernie Fine, high-profile attorney Gloria Allred said.
Allred called on Schneiderman to investigate whether Syracuse was in compliance with a federal law that requires colleges and universities that participate in federal financial-aid programs to disclose information about crime on campus.
Allred is representing Bobby Davis and Michael Lang, two men who say they were abused by Fine. Fine, who was fired last year, has denied the allegations.
Davis, 41, is a former Syracuse ball boy who claims Fine molested him for years beginning when he was around 12. He took the claims to university officials in September 2005. The claims by Davis and Lang, his stepbrother, happened too long ago to be prosecuted.
NIT to remain in New York
The National Invitation Tournament is staying at Madison Square Garden in New York.
NCAA, NIT and Madison Square Garden officials announced a three-year agreement to keep the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals and title game at the Garden, along with the semifinals and finals of the postseason tournament.
Williams to rest her back
Serena Williams, who won her fifth Wimbledon singles title two weeks ago, is going to rest her back before the London Olympics.
Olympic tennis begins July 28 at Wimbledon.
Williams was to play in a World Team Tennis match for the Washington Kastles on Sunday. She will be replaced at the event by her sister, Venus Williams.
IndyCar penalizes Hunter-Reay
Ryan Hunter-Reay's bid to win a fourth consecutive IndyCar Series race got off to a rough start in Edmonton, Alberta.
The series points leader was penalized in Friday's first practice session — he was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct — for running James Jakes wide on the course.
Later, IndyCar officials said Hunter-Reay will be dropped 10 spots on the starting grid because his Andretti Autosport team changed his engine after the July 8 race in Toronto.
Hunter-Reay, the first U.S. driver to lead IndyCar in points since Sam Hornish Jr. in 2006, goes into Sunday's race with a 34-point lead over second-place Will Power.
• So Many Ways and Pacific Ocean won Grade III races for Thoroughbreds on opening day of the Saratoga season in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. So Many Ways, trained by Tony Dutrow and ridden by Javier Castellano, took the $150,000 Schuylerville for 2-year-old fillies by 1 ½ lengths over Can't Explain. She ran 6 furlongs in 1 minute, 11.51 seconds and paid $7.60 to win.
Pacific Ocean, trained by Rick Dutrow Jr. — Tony's younger brother — and ridden by Joel Rosario, led all the way and beat Golddigger's Boy by 1 ¾ lengths in the $100,000 James Marvin. The 5-year-old gelding ran 7 furlongs in 1:22.53 and paid $14.20 to win.
• Hall of Fame trainer Frank "Pancho" Martin, 86, died Wednesday at his home in Garden City, N.Y.
• Toronto FC acquired striker Eric Hassli, 31, from the Vancouver Whitecaps in a Major League Soccer trade. The Whitecaps get a first-round pick in the 2014 draft and an international roster spot through the 2013 season.
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