Hockey: Spokane native and former Spokane Chiefs player Tyler Johnson has been added to the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team and will compete in the International Ice Hockey Federation Men’s World Championship May 9-25 in Minsk, Belarus. Johnson was announced as a finalist for the NHL’s Calder Trophy (rookie of the year) earlier this week. The Tampa Bay Lightning center had 24 goals and 26 assists in his full rookie season and one goal and one assist in the playoffs.
Johnson has previous international experience, having played in the 2009 and 2010 World Junior Championships.
Sacramento State coach resigns
College football: Sacramento State head coach Marshall Sperbeck announced his resignation Friday after seven seasons.
A statement from the school did not give a reason for the resignation.
Sperbeck’s teams posted a 35-44 record.
Athletic director Terry Wanless says defensive coordinator Jody Sears, who joined the team this spring, has been named interim coach for the 2014 season. Sears was head coach at fellow Big Sky Conference school Weber State for the past two seasons and has been a defensive coordinator at Washington State and Eastern Washington.
‘Bandit’ runners investigated
Marathon: The Boston Athletic Association is investigating cases of bib fraud in which runners took part in Monday’s Boston Marathon wearing other people’s numbers.
Several runners have said on social media they logged onto the race’s official photo site and saw others wearing their bibs.
Entrants, who pay $175 or more to get the bib, label the unofficial runners known as “bandits” as cheaters or thieves.
Race organizers say bandits can stretch resources and pose a security threat.