Super Bowl 50: Santa Clara or South Florida?
NFL: NFL owners will vote on the sites of the 50th and 51st Super Bowls today at their spring meetings.
The San Francisco area, where a new stadium is being built in Santa Clara, and South Florida are competing for the the 50th edition, to be held in February 2016. The loser in that bidding will go against Houston to host the 51st game the following year.
A three-quarters majority of the 32 owners is required on the first ballot. If neither city gets that, then a simple majority wins on the next ballot.
• WR Johnson arrested on probation violation: Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson has been arrested on charges that he violated probation stemming from an altercation with his now ex-wife, TV reality star Evelyn Lozada.
Johnson was jailed Monday morning by a Broward County, Fla., judge and later released after posting $1,000 bail. Another hearing was set for June 3. An arrest warrant was issued earlier this month when Johnson failed to meet his probation officer.
Winterhawks prevail at Memorial Cup
Hockey: The Portland Winterhawks have made the Memorial Cup tournament very interesting after they defeated the London Knights 6-3 in round-robin action at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
The victory puts all four teams at 1-1 through four round-robin games and ensures a tiebreaker game will be played on Thursday. It’s the second time in Cup history that all four teams have a 1-1 record, and second straight year that scenario has played out.
Up 3-0 midway through the second period, the Winterhawks saw that lead evaporate as the Knights rallied back to tie it up. However, goals from Derrick Pouliot and Chase De Leo just 23 seconds apart early in the third put the Hawks back in front for good.
UM basketball player charged with DUI
Miscellany: University of Montana basketball player Spencer Coleman faces a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.
The Missoulian reports Coleman was arrested at about 2:45 a.m. Monday after an officer spotted a broken tail lamp on his car as it was stopped on a street for several moments before pulling into a bar parking lot.
Court records say Coleman spoke with slurred speech, had red, glossy eyes and smelled of alcohol.
The 6-foot-6 forward from Eugene, Ore., was a junior on Montana’s 2012-13 Big Sky Conference championship team.
• Men report attack from Lillard’s entourage: Two brothers allege that people standing near Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard assaulted them after one of the victims took a photo of the NBA Rookie of the Year in Salem.
The brothers tell Portland television station KGW that the suspects were Lillard’s “entourage,” but police say they haven’t determined whether they are associated with the player.
Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says Lillard spoke with officers and “is not a suspect.”