Florida suspends two more from opener amid probe
• No. 17 Florida suspended two more players Wednesday for its season opener against 11th-ranked Michigan, including starting running back Jordan Scarlett.
Scarlett and receiver Rick Wells were suspended indefinitely from all team activities for misusing schools funds, bringing to 10 the total number of Florida players suspended for the game Saturday in Arlington, Texas.
University Police Department spokesman Brad Barber confirmed there is an ongoing investigation regarding credit card fraud involving football players at Florida. But Barber would not discuss names or the number of individuals involved.
• Florida named redshirt freshman Feleipe Franks its starting quarterback.
• The Michigan football roster has finally been revealed to the public after coach Jim Harbaugh announced it via his Twitter account. The roster drew interest mostly because the school waited so long before releasing it. NJ Advance Media submitted a Freedom Of Information request in an effort to obtain it. Freshman James Hudson, who was listed as a defensive end when Michigan announced its signing class earlier this year, is now an offensive lineman.
• Rollie Massimino, who led Villanova’s storied run to the 1985 NCAA championship and won more than 800 games in his coaching career, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 82. Massimino’s death was announced by Keiser University, where he was still the men’s basketball coach. Massimino also coached at Stony Brook, UNLV and Cleveland State.
• College football has a time problem and the Pac-12 Conference is taking steps to fix it. The conference announced this summer that it will reduce halftimes. It revealed more details Wednesday, including adjusted commercial formats and moving up start times on selected games.
Coyotes captain Doan retires after 21 seasons
• Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan is retiring after 21 seasons with the same franchise. The 40-year-old Doan became the franchise’s all-time leader with 1,540 games, 402 goals, 570 assists and 128 power-play goals.
• Chris Froome increased his lead of the Spanish Vuelta, finishing second in the mountainous 11th stage behind Astana rider Miguel Angel Lopez. The 23-year-old Lopez won his first grand stage tour.
• The Brazilian soccer club that was devastated by an airplane crash in the mountains of Colombia last year met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Three players survived the crash and two of them, Jackson Follmann and Alan Ruschel, were among those at the Vatican.
• A tech billionaire who played lacrosse at Yale has been awarded a franchise in the National Lacrosse League. The team, which will begin play in November 2018 at the former San Diego Sports Arena, will be owned by Joe Tsai, 53, vice chairman and co-founder of Alibaba Group.
— From wire reports
Sports news roundup: Compiled Aug. 30