Miami will get its decision from the NCAA today
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Decision day has finally arrived for Miami.
The NCAA will unveil the findings of its long investigation into Miami athletics and release any proposed sanctions on today, about 21/2; years after the probe began and more than eight months after saying the Hurricanes did not "exercise institutional control" over former booster and convicted felon Nevin Shapiro's interactions with the football and men's basketball programs.
The report will be released at 10 a.m. EDT, the NCAA said. If the case follows typical protocols, the Hurricanes will not receive their copy of the decision until this morning, shortly before the public release.
The decision will answer whether the football program, by sitting out two bowl games, last season's Atlantic Coast Conference title game and making reductions in recruiting, has already paid enough of a price for the wrongdoing.
A-Rod's lawyers halted by MLB at news conference
NEW YORK — Blocked from holding a news conference Monday to present a person they described as a "major league baseball whistleblower," Alex Rodriguez's lawyers asked that the rest of the grievance hearing to overturn his 211-game drug suspension be opened to the public.
Rodriguez's legal team called a 5 p.m. news conference at the midtown Manhattan office of Reed Smith, one of the law firms representing the New York Yankees third baseman. More than an hour later, Reed Smith partner James McCarroll read from a piece of paper and said arbitrator Fredric Horowitz issued an order restraining them from "conducting any press conference or briefing regarding the subject matter of the hearing."
DETROIT — Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera might need surgery to repair a tear in his groin that limited him in the playoffs.
Cabrera hit .348 with 44 home runs and 137 RBIs this season, but he was bothered for the last couple of months by a number of injuries. He batted .262 with two home runs in 11 postseason games. Detroit lost to Boston in the AL championship series.
Harvin to return to practice this week with Seahawks
SEATTLE — As the Seattle Seahawks hoped, receiver Percy Harvin will return to practice this week.
The team listed Harvin as "returned to practice" on the NFL's official transactions lists Monday.
Harvin remains on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list. But listing him as returning to practice means Seattle now has 21 days to put Harvin on the 53-man active roster or leave him on the PUP list for the rest of the season.
Harvin has been sidelined since late July with a hip injury.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans owner K.S. "Bud" Adams Jr. has died in his Houston home. He was 90.
The team announced Monday that Adams had died, saying he "passed away peacefully from natural causes."
The son of a prominent oil executive, Adams built his own energy fortune and used it to found the Houston Oilers in the upstart American Football League.
Adams moved the team to Tennessee after the 1996 season when he couldn't get the new stadium he wanted in Houston. The franchise, renamed the Titans, in 2000 reached the Super Bowl Adams had spent more than three decades pursuing.
Kenneth Stanley Adams Jr. was born in Bartlesville, Okla., to the future chief executive of Phillips Petroleum Co., K.S. "Boots" Adams.
Compiled from wire reports