LSU players to meet with police about bar fight
BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson and three of his teammates have decided to meet with police at an undisclosed time and location today.
Police Sgt. Don Stone announced Monday night that the meeting would take place. He says police are keeping details of the meeting secret to ensure the integrity of the investigation into a recent fight at a bar.
Police have asked Jefferson, along with offensive lineman Chris Davenport, defensive lineman Josh Johns and receiver Jarvis Landry, to offer their recollection of the fight.
Stone says four people were injured in the fight, none of them players, and one person's injuries were serious enough that two players could face felony battery charges.
Police search NBA star Randolph's Oregon home
WEST LINN — A man who went to the Oregon home of Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph to sell marijuana said he was beaten with a pool cue in a dispute over the price of pot.
The man told sheriff's deputies at least three men assaulted him but Randolph was not among them. No arrests have been made, and authorities said none were expected on Monday.
Police identified the victim as 26-year-old James Beasley of Portland.
Clackamas County Sheriff's Sgt. James Rhodes said Randolph was in his home outside Portland when the beating occurred early Saturday. Beasley was treated for head and face injuries and released from a hospital later that afternoon, when he called police, Rhodes said.
Officers served a search warrant early Sunday. They spoke with 10 people in the home at the time and recovered pool cues and blood evidence. They did not find drugs in the home.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Los Angeles forward Luke Walton will be working as an assistant to Memphis coach Josh Pastner in a deal that ends along with the NBA lockout so he can rejoin the Lakers.
Pastner announced the hiring Monday in a move that must be approved by university and Tennessee State Board of Regents.
Holmes to have brain surgery, miss 3 months
EDISON, N.J. — J.B. Holmes withdrew from The Barclays on Monday as he prepares to have brain surgery that will force him to miss the rest of the season.
Holmes has been diagnosed with structural defects in the cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls balance. He has been dealing with vertigo-like symptoms since May, and after going to several specialists, recently learned that he has Chiari malformations.
The surgery is Sept. 1 at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital
U.S. pulls out of bid for 2020 Summer Games
Locked in a dispute over millions of dollars, the U.S. Olympic Committee pulled the plug Monday on a bid for the 2020 Summer Games before the International Olympic Committee could say no to the Americans, as it has the last two times.
By not submitting a bid, the USOC assures at least a 20-year gap between Olympics on American soil for only the fourth time.
Chicago, New York and Dallas were among the cities interested in the 2020 games, but any bid was contingent upon a new deal with the IOC.
Compiled from wire reports