Commits Former Gonzaga University point guard Grant Gibbs has given an oral commitment to the Creighton basketball program, according to the Omaha World-Herald. He will have to sit out a season after transferring from Gonzaga.
Skipped New York Jets All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis sat out of practice while he seeks a new contract. Revis was not on the field with the rest of the team during a voluntary session, the first time this offseason he missed a practice. Revis wants to be the highest-paid player at his position, but was initially scheduled to make $1 million in the fourth season of his six-year rookie deal.
Expected New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton says he expects Jeremy Shockey to practice during the club’s three-day minicamp that starts today. Shockey was hospitalized last week following a seizure that occurred while he was lifting weights at the Saints’ training headquarters. Hours after the seizure, the star tight end posted a message on his Twitter site that he was “OK.”
Ordered Steelers kicker Jeff Reed said the NFL ordered him to undergo an evaluation after he became involved in an alcohol-related dispute with Pittsburgh police following a home game in October. The evaluation apparently was similar to that recently completed by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Reed made the disclosure while discussing Roethlisberger’s problems. The Steelers declined to comment on Reed’s remarks.
Denied Former slugger Jose Canseco said he told a federal grand jury that he had never seen Roger Clemens use steroids, maintaining the support he’s shown for the former ace since 2008. Canseco described his testimony to reporters after his two hours of testimony. The grand jury has been hearing witnesses as it considers whether to indict Clemens for allegedly lying to Congress two years ago, when he denied using steroids or human growth hormone.
Retired The trainer for 2009 Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird says the colt has been retired from racing. After winning the Belmont, Summer Bird went on to win the Travers and the Jockey Club Gold Cup and was voted the Eclipse Award champion 3-year-old male.