NHL: Day 2 of the NHL lockout saw no changes from either side Monday, as talks between the league and the NHLPA remain unscheduled.
The NHL locked out the players during the weekend, when the collective bargaining agreement expired at 11:59 p.m. Saturday. It’s the NHL’s fourth work stoppage in 20 years.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr have spoken informally since the lockout began, and may do so again today. But nothing official will resume until at least Wednesday between commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr.
During the weekend, the league issued a statement to fans on its website that it was “committed to negotiating around the clock to reach a new CBA that is fair to the players and to the 30 NHL teams.”
Sandusky to be sentenced Oct. 9
College Football: A judge announced Monday he will sentence Jerry Sandusky on Oct. 9, nearly four months after the retired assistant football coach was convicted in the child molestation scandal that brought shame to Penn State.
Sandusky was convicted in June of 45 counts of sex abuse involving 10 boys. Prosecutors said some of the assaults took place on the Penn State campus.
Judge John Cleland scheduled a hearing for 9 a.m. at the courthouse in Bellefonte to determine if Sandusky should be classified as a sexually violent predator, a designation that subjects a convict to intense reporting requirements upon release. An assessment board has recommended Sandusky for the designation, though it’s expected to have little practical effect since he stands to die in prison.
• Three charged in attack on Ball: Three University of Wisconsin students have been charged in an attack on Badgers’ running back Montee Ball.
Wendell Venerable, Robert Wilks and Deonte Wilson appeared in Dane County Circuit Court on Monday where a judge continued their signature bonds. A criminal complaint says Ball was kicked and punched Aug. 1 as he walked in Madison. The complaint said a friend interrupted the attack when she threw herself over Ball on the ground.
A Madison television station reported that witnesses told investigators they heard the attackers say they planned to target football players in retaliation for a previous fight at a party when one of them was hurt.
Gillispie ordered to avoid stress
Miscellany: Billy Gillispie said doctors have ordered him to avoid any stress for 30 days in an effort to bring down the blood pressure of the Texas Tech men’s basketball coach, who is on indefinite sick leave.
Gillispie confirmed he’d been treated for kidney problems and abnormal headaches last week at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
• Heat sign Harrellson: The Miami Heat signed 6-foot-10, 275-pound center Josh Harrellson, who played 37 games as a rookie for the New York Knicks last season. He averaged 4.4 points and 3.9 rebounds. He had a season-high 18 points against Charlotte on April 26, and a 14-point, 12-rebound effort against Sacramento on Dec. 31.