College football: Eastern Washington safety Jeff Minnerly got a special birthday present Thursday.
A senior from Spokane, Minnerly turned 23 on the same day he was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division I football team, becoming the eighth EWU player since 1989 to be given the honor.
Minnerly, who has a 3.78 grade point average with a double major in finance and electrical engineering, was named to the second team.
Minnerly earned the award despite suffering a broken collarbone on Sept. 29 against Montana and not returning until Senior Day on Nov. 10 against UC Davis.
He has started 22 of 38 games he has played in his career, with career totals of 146 tackles, five interceptions, nine passes broken up and two forced fumbles.
Larsen’s uniform fetches $756K
Baseball: The uniform Don Larsen was wearing when he pitched the only perfect game in World Series history has sold for $756,000.
The former New York Yankees’ right-hander achieved perfection in Game 5 of the 1956 Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
His company has been building a collection of Yankees memorabilia that it plans to put on display.
Larsen, who lives in Hayden, Idaho, said he was auctioning off the uniform to pay for his grandchildren’s education.
NHL rejects players’ offer
NHL: The NHL has rejected the players’ latest offer for a labor deal, and negotiations have broken off at least until the weekend.