Readmitted Quarterback Everett Golson has been readmitted to Notre Dame after being suspended for the fall semester for what he termed “poor judgment on a test.” Notre Dame Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications Paul Browne said Golson had been admitted to the university Friday. Golson helped the Irish go 12-0 during the regular season last year, regain the No. 1 ranking for the first time in nearly two decades and get to the national title game against Alabama in January. Coach Brian Kelly said last week Golson wouldn’t be able to practice with the team until spring practices.
Sidelined Golden State Warriors backup center Jermaine O’Neal underwent arthroscopic surgery for a torn ligament in his right wrist. The team gave no timetable for his return. The 35-year-old O’Neal wrote on Twitter: “I am NOT out for the season contrary to some of the media reports.” In his 18th NBA season, O’Neal is averaging 6.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 18.6 minutes.
Retired After 14 seasons, Jamal Mayers – the checking forward who played last season for the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks – retired from the NHL. The former Western Michigan player had 90 goals and 129 assists in 915 regular- season games with St. Louis, Toronto, Calgary, San Jose and Chicago.
Broken Jockey Javier Castellano won the third race at Gulfstream Park to break the North American single-season record for purse earnings. The victory pushed the 36-year-old’s purse earnings to $25,655,988, breaking the mark of $25,634,852 set last year by Ramon Dominguez, who was forced to retire in June after being seriously injured in a spill. Castellano has more than 3,600 victories in his career.
Canceled The scheduled burning of the million-dollar home once owned by former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield as part of a fire training exercise was called off because of the threat of rain. Mayfield was suspended from driving in 2009 after testing positive for methamphetamine. He is facing a variety of charges.