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United volleyball tryouts
HANOVERTON — Any girl interested in trying out for the United High School volleyball team this coming school year should report to the high school gym at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Be ready to practice until 11 a.m.
Hall of Fame will honor Owens
CANTON (AP) – Despite his decision to not attend Saturday’s Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, Terrell Owens will be “honored” by the hall for his NFL career.
Hall President David Baker tells The Associated Press on Monday that the Canton, Ohio, shrine’s mission statement begins with the goal “to honor the heroes of the game.”
So Owens, who instead will be making an appearance at the University of Chattanooga , where he played college football, will be part of the 2018 class exhibit that includes a glass locker for each new member; their pictures on the light standards of Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium; a role in opening videos shown within the stadium; and mention in any reference to the 2018 class.
Baker said NFL Network and ESPN, which both televise the inductions, will show a video of Owens’ career to the audience at home. That video will not be shown in the stadium.
“I told him I am very disappointed, it is unprecedented, and we’ve certainly been trying to persuade him to come,” Baker says. “He has a whole city here, with 4,800 volunteers who do everything to honor these guys. For him, this could be the opportunity to be honored the way I believe he always felt he should be honored.”
Jets’ Darnold ends holdout
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold is signed, sealed and back under center.
The New York Jets inked the rookie quarterback to a fully guaranteed four-year, $30.25 million deal Monday, ending the contract holdout of the NFL’s No. 3 overall draft pick.
Darnold missed the first three days of training camp practice while his representatives and the team worked out the details. There wouldn’t be a fourth straight absence.
“What’s up Jets fans?” Darnold said in a video posted by the team . “Man, it’s a pleasure to be signed now. I’m very excited. Very special moment. Let’s do it. Jet up!”
Frost’s memorabilia taken
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Burglars entered the unlocked garage at the home of new Nebraska football coach Scott Frost over the weekend and stole memorabilia originally estimated at more than $172,600.
The theft at Frost’s southwest Lincoln home occurred between Friday at 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Lincoln Police Capt. Danny Reitan said. Frost and his family don’t live in the home yet because it is under renovation. Reitan said he didn’t know whether Frost was in Lincoln over the weekend.
Originally reported missing were two Nebraska championship rings, 10 Oregon championship rings, two Central Florida championship rings, five pairs of Air Jordan shoes, football helmets and a gaming console. Also, a gun safe electronic keypad was ripped off.
Ex-WWE star dies
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say former World Wrestling Entertainment star Brian Christopher Lawler has died after attempting suicide in his jail cell.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the 46-year-old son of WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jerry “The King” Lawler was found hanging in his cell on Saturday. The agency says officers performed CPR and Lawler was taken to a hospital in Memphis, where he died Sunday.
Authorities are investigating.
Lawler was placed in the Hardeman County Jail on July 7. The agency says he was booked on charges of driving under the influence, driving on a revoked license and evading arrest.
Olympian hopes to help others
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympic skier Bode Miller and his wife, Morgan, hope that by talking about their 19-month daughter’s drowning death, they can prevent other parents from experiencing such heartbreak.
The couple appeared in their first public interview Monday on NBC’s “Today” show.
Morgan described visiting her neighbor’s home with their children in June when she realized that daughter Emmy was missing. She saw a sliver of light coming from the door leading to the backyard and said her “heart sank.” She opened the door and saw her child floating in the pool.
Their child died the next day at a hospital. Bode Miller said her brain went too long without oxygen.
Bode Miller said talking about her death helps them to heal and maybe helps prevent it from happening to other parents.
Red Sox get Kinsler from Angels
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have acquired Ian Kinsler from the Los Angeles Angels to fill in for injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia.
Boston is sending Triple-A pitchers Ty Buttrey and Williams Jerez to Los Angeles in a deal announced Monday night. The Angels are also sending cash.