Sports Report: Johnny Manziel Indicted By Grand Jury
Former Heisman Trophy winner and ex-Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been indicted by a grand jury in Dallas on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge stemming from a complaint by his ex-girlfriend. Manziel is accused by Colleen Crowley of hitting her and threatening to kill her during a night out on Jan. 30. Manziel faces up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
Former New York Jets offensive lineman and Pro Bowler Winston Hill has died. Hill was 74 years old. He made a franchise-record 8 All-Star teams and was an inaugural member of the Jets' Ring of Honor class in 2010. He died in his adopted hometown of Denver.
The Cincinnati Bengals have released linebacker A.J. Hawk, who signed as a free agent last spring. The 32-year-old Hawk started 11 of his 16 games last season, logging 24 tackles and a sack. He also played in the team's wild card playoff loss to Pittsburgh. Before that, Hawk spent nine seasons with Green Bay and left as the team's career leader in tackles.
In the NBA playoffs, Atlanta bested Boston 110-83 to lead the series 3-2 and it was Toronto over Indiana 102-99 to lead the series 3-2.
Golden State's Steve Kerr is the NBA coach of the year after the Warriors set a single-season record with 73 victories. Kerr received the honor despite missing the team's first 43 games due to back problems that caused Luke Walton to serve as acting coach. Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts finished a close second in the balloting, followed by Gregg Popovich of San Antonio.
The Los Angeles Clippers will be severely short-handed as they try to beat the Portland Trail Blazers and advance to the NBA's Western Conference semifinals. Blake Griffin will miss the rest of the playoffs after aggravating his left quadriceps tendon during Game 4 on Monday. Chris Paul has undergone surgery after breaking his right hand in Monday's loss to the Trail Blazers, leaving the Clippers without their top two players.
Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has shot down any talk of retiring or playing elsewhere, saying that he's all but certain that he will spend a 19th season with the team. Nowitzki said it was "pretty much" crazy talk for coach Rick Carlisle to suggest after a first-round elimination in Oklahoma City that Nowitzki might consider playing elsewhere. The 37-year-old Nowitzki just led the Mavs in scoring for the 15th time in the last 16 seasons.
USA Basketball is expected to unveil its roster for the women's team for this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro today. Two time gold medalist Candace Parker says she has been informed that she won't be on the roster. The Americans will be trying for a sixth straight Olympic gold medal with speculation that UConn star Breanna Stewart will be among those named to the squad.
In baseball, in the American League, Texas topped the Yankees 10-1, Minnesota beat Cleveland 6-5, the Angels won against Kansas City 9-4, Seattle blasted Houston 11-1, Tampa Bay defeated Baltimore 3-1, Oakland bested Detroit 5-1, and it was the White Sox over Toronto 10-1.
In the National League, the Mets edged Cincinnati 4-3 for their 10th straight win against the Reds, the Cubs beat Milwaukee 4-3, Pittsburgh topped Colorado 9-4, St. Louis bested Arizona 8-2, Miami doubled up the Dodgers 6-3, San Francisco blanked San Diego 1-0, and it was Philadelphia over Washington 4-3.
In interleague play, Boston topped Atlanta 11-4.
ESPN commentator Skip Bayless will leave the network when his contract is up at the end of August. Bayless' last appearance on "First Take" will be the day after the NBA finals end. He has been with ESPN since 2004 as both a writer and commentator.
Florida and Miami will resume their football rivalry in 2019 in Orlando. The schools have not met since 2013. The in-state rivals have a storied history that began in 1938. Miami leads the series 29-26, including wins in seven of the last eight games.
Winston Hill, a durable Pro Bowl offensive tackle who helped protect Joe Namath on the way to the New York Jets' Super Bowl victory in 1969, has died. He was 74. The team announced Tuesday night that Hill, a member of the Jets' inaugural Ring of Honor class in 2010, died in his adopted hometown of Denver.
Hill made a franchise-record eight All-Star teams, the first five at left tackle and the last three at right tackle. He also holds the team mark for offensive linemen with 195 consecutive games played. Hill was drafted by Baltimore in the 11th round of the 1962 NFL draft out of Texas Southern. The Colts released him in August 1963, and signed with the Jets the next day. He made three straight AFL All-Star games in 1967-69 and four straight Pro Bowls from 1970-73.
The overall purse at Wimbledon has been increased by 5 percent this year. That means this year's men's and women's singles champions will each receive nearly $3 million. The All England Club has announced that the total prize fund is going up to $40 million for the grass-court championships. On the other end of things, a first-round loser will take home $43,000. Over the past five years, total prize money at Wimbledon has nearly doubled, going up by 92 percent.
The U.S. Tennis Association says that 2011 French Open junior champion Bjorn Fratangelo of Pittsburgh has earned a wild-card entry for the main draw at Roland Garros. The 22-year-old Fratangelo clinched a spot in the French Open, which begins May 22, by accumulating the most points based on results at USTA Pro Circuit clay-court tournaments.
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