TCU’s Pachall gets DWI, is suspended
• The TCU football team lost its most valuable asset Thursday with the suspension of quarterback Casey Pachall. Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson indefinitely suspended the junior after his DWI arrest early Thursday. The suspension propels redshirt freshman Trevone Boykin into a starting role for 15th-ranked TCU’s Big 12 home opener against Iowa State on Saturday.
• Shawn Eichorst left his job as athletic director at scandal-ridden Miami and accepted a five-year contract to succeed Tom Osborne at Nebraska.
• Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and two teammates were suspended for Saturday’s home game against Vanderbilt after they were arrested by campus police for allegedly smoking marijuana near the school’s football stadium. Two other players in the SUV driven by Green-Beckham — ranked by some recruiting services last year as the nation’s top high school player — were also suspended by coach Gary Pinkel, though they were not arrested. All are freshmen.
Rockets, rookie star work on plan
• Houston Rockets first-round draft pick Royce White has not reported to training camp and said he and the team are working on a plan to address his fear of flying. The 6-foot-8 White was the 16th overall pick after one season at Iowa State. White suffers from anxiety and fear of flying. He says on Twitter that he’s working with the team on an “innovative plan” to balance treatment with the NBA schedule. White said he has an agreement with the team to take a bus to select games, pending league approval.
Grace shoots 60 to lead Dunhill
• South Africa’s Branden Grace made five closing birdies to shoot a course-record, 12-under-par 60 in the opening round of the Dunhill Links Championship in Kingsbarns, Scotland. Grace, who has won three European Tour events this year, took full advantage of the superb scoring conditions at Kingsbarns, one of three courses hosting the $5 million event. The 24-year old Grace’s score was 2 shots better than the 62 posted by England’s Lee Westwood on his way to victory in 2003. Victor Dubuisson shot a course record 10-under 62 on Old Course at nearby St. Andrews, despite dropping a shot at the 16th hole.
• The U.S. women’s soccer team has added two more stops to its post-Olympic victory tour. The Americans will play exhibitions against Ireland on Nov. 28 in Portland and Dec. 1 in Glendale, Ariz. The U.S. is 8-0-0 against Ireland. The Americans are 3-0 so far on tour, with two victories over Australia and one against Costa Rica.
— From wire reports