Announced Three-time Olympic beach volleyball champion Misty May-Treanor has a new job in the college ranks. She will be a volunteer assistant coach for the Southern California women’s sand volleyball team.
• An international jury has levied the harshest penalties in the 162-year history of the America’s Cup, docking defending champion Oracle Team USA two points in the finals against Emirates Team New Zealand and expelling a key sailor. The penalties announced against the syndicate are for illegally modifying prototype boats in warmup regattas last year and earlier this year. Oracle Team USA must win 11 races to retain the silver trophy. Team New Zealand must still win nine races in the series, which starts Saturday.
• Arkansas says it won’t use a T-shirt launcher at War Memorial Stadium this weekend after a marketing intern was injured at last weekend’s game. The school said a pneumatic launcher was lying on the artificial turf when it discharged Saturday. An intern was treated at a hospital and released.
• The world’s richest soccer league is getting even richer, even as the wealth of English clubs also benefits teams overseas. In less than three months during the European transfer window, more than $2.3 billion was spent by clubs in the continent’s top five leagues – with a third of that shipped by Premier League sides overseas, according to the accounting firm Deloitte.
• Liverpool is first in England and this week’s AP global soccer poll, while Lionel Messi tops the player rankings after his first-half hat-trick for Barcelona.
Cleared Soccer player Jozy Altidore has been cleared to resume practice, and U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann says he’s optimistic his striker will be ready for Friday’s World Cup qualifier in Costa Rica.
Booted Illinois football coach Tim Beckman says sophomore running back Dami Ayoola has been kicked off the team for an unspecified violation of team rules.
Out Louisville football coach Charlie Strong says redshirt sophomore running back Corvin Lamb will have season-ending surgery to repair a torn left anterior cruciate ligament.
Pleaded North Carolina leading basketball scorer P.J. Hairston has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of speeding and an unsafe movement violation after being cited for reckless driving in July. It was the third off-court misstep this offseason for the junior.
Denied The NCAA has denied forward Rakeem Buckles’ appeal for a waiver request to play this basketball season after following coach Richard Pitino from Florida International to Minnesota.