Compiled from wire reports
Penguins’ Kessel is left off the U.S. World Cup roster
•?Two-time Olympic forward Phil Kessel failed to make the final cut for the United States’ World Cup of Hockey roster Friday, a day after helping the Pittsburgh Penguins reach the Stanley Cup Final. In passing over the 10-year NHL veteran, Team USA officials filled the final four forward spots with Columbus’ Brandon Dubinsky, Toronto’s James van Riemsdyk, Tampa Bay’s Ryan Callahan and St. Louis captain David Backes. The remaining defense spots went to Colorado’s Erik Johnson, Columbus’ Jack Johnson and Washington’s Matt Niskanen.
•?Steven Stamkos hopes he hasn’t played his last game for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The NHL’s top goal scorer can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, however he reiterated that he’d like to stay with the team that drafted him No. 1 overall in 2008. “I certainly hope to be back. We obviously have unfinished business here,” he said.
•?The New Jersey Devils signed French defenseman Yohann Auvitu to a one-year, two-way, entry-level contract.
Mississippi self-imposes scholarship cuts in football
•?Mississippi has self-imposed scholarship reductions in football because of NCAA violations and is still investigating more allegations involving first-round NFL draft pick Laremy Tunsil. The university released its 154-page response to the notice of allegations received in January. The penalties — which the NCAA can accept or add to — didn’t include a postseason ban in football, which faces eight Level I violations qualifying as severe breaches of conduct and 13 altogether.
•?North Carolina hall of fame men’s basketball coach Roy Williams is recovering from knee replacement surgery. Athletics spokesman Steve Kirschner says Williams is “resting comfortably” and is expected to be on the road for July recruiting “as usual.”
Bears agree to contract with first-round pick Floyd
•?The Chicago Bears and first-round draft pick Leonard Floyd have agreed to a four-year contract with an option for a fifth year. The Bears drafted the outside linebacker from Georgia with the ninth pick.
•?Boxer Lucian Bute failed a doping test after his super middleweight title bout against Badou Jack, the World Boxing Council said. The WBC said that the D.C. Boxing and Wrestling Commission revealed it found the banned substance Ostarine. Bute and Jack fought to a majority draw in the April 30 bout in Washington.
•?Taylor Phinney and Carmen Small won the U.S. time trial national championships, each of the road cyclists making convincing statements for a spot on the team headed to the Rio Olympics. Phinney covered the 31-mile course in Winston-Salem, N.C., in 1 hour, 2 minutes, 45 seconds to win his third title. Small sprung an upset in the women’s race, covering the 20-mile course in 42:32 to take gold.
— From wire reports