COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star defensive end Chase Young won’t play Saturday against Maryland because of a possible NCAA “issue.” The school announced the news along with the team’s status report and depth chart for the coming game. A statement says Young is being held out because of a “possible NCAA issue from last year” the athletic department is “looking into.” The school did not elaborate. The junior leads the nation in sacks with 13.5 after a dominant performance two weeks ago against Wisconsin that thrust him into the Heisman Trophy race.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have signed steady center JC Tretter to a three-year, $32.5 million contract extension. Tretter has started all 40 games since signing with Cleveland as a free agent before the 2017 season. The 28-year-old, who spent his first three NFL seasons with Green Bay, has helped solidify a Cleveland offensive line that lost 10-time Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas before last season and has struggled this year. Tretter’s deal includes $23 million guaranteed.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Rick Pitino has agreed to coach the Greek national basketball team and lead its effort to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Pitino has spent much of his career jumping between the college ranks and the NBA, coaching the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks as well as Kentucky and Louisville. He coached Greek club Panathinaikos last season and guided the team to victory in the country’s cup competition.
SHIGA, Japan (AP) — Australian Hannah Green has shot a 5-under 67 to finish the first round of the LPGA Japan Classic tied for the lead with local favorite Ai Suzuki. Green carded five birdies at the par-72 Seta Golf Course to finish one stroke ahead of six golfers including Lydia Ko and Jennifer Kupcho.
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have arrested the man wanted in the disappearance of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris’ stepdaughter. Jail records show Ibraheem Yazeed was arrested in Florida and booked into the Escambia County Jail early today. He’s charged with first-degree kidnapping in the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard, who was last seen at a gas station in Auburn, Alabama, on Oct. 23. Auburn police this week released images showing Yazeed at the gas station while Blanchard was there.