Investigation finds Maryland
culpable in death of player
An independent investigation into the death of University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair determined that trainers on the scene did not follow proper procedures after he collapsed on the field. The report provided details of what happened and confirmed what university officials previously acknowledged. McNair was hospitalized on May 29 after a team workout and died June 13. The family attorney said the cause of death was heatstroke. Dr. Rod Walters, a former college athletic trainer and sports medicine consultant who led the investigation launched by the school following McNair’s death, said Friday that it was 1 hour, 39 minutes between the time McNair collapsed and the departure of the ambulance from the campus.
14-second clock after offensive
rebound among new NBA rules
The shot clock will be reset to 14 seconds after offensive rebounds next season, down from 24, and the NBA has made alterations to two other rules. The clear-path foul was simplified and the definition of a hostile act expanded for purposes of triggering an instant replay review. The changes were approved unanimously by NBA owners in New York.
Dimitrov, Edmund win to give
Europe 2-0 lead in Laver Cup
Britain’s Kyle Edmund regained command in a tiebreaker and beat American Jack Sock as Team Europe took a 2-0 lead in the Laver Cup in Chicago. Edmund’s 6-4, 5-7, 10-6 victory followed Grigor Dimitrov’s 6-1, 6-4 win over Frances Tiafoe of Team World in the opener at the United Center.
Thiem, Wawrinka reach
St. Petersburg semifinals
Top-seeded Dominic Thiem and fit-again Stan Wawrinka won their quarterfinal matches at the St. Petersburg Open in Russia. Austrian player Thiem came through a tough encounter against Daniil Medvedev of Russia, firing 10 aces on his way to a 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (2) victory. His reward is a semifinal with Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain, who won 7-6 (0), 6-3 against Marco Cecchinato. Wawrinka, aiming for his first title since sustaining a severe knee injury last year, next plays Martin Klizan of Slovakia after beating last year’s St. Petersburg champion Damir Dzumhur 6-3, 6-4.
— ABJ/Ohio.com wires