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L.A. Kings center Jarret Stoll arrested on drug charges

From Staff And Wire Reports

Busted Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll is accused of having cocaine and Ecstasy with him when he was arrested on a felony drug charge at a Las Vegas Strip resort swimming pool, police said. The 32-year-old Stoll was arrested after security guards found what investigators believe to be 3.3 grams of cocaine and several capsules in the back pocket of his shorts, according to a police arrest report. Combined, police put the value of the drugs at about $600.

Died Former Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone was found dead due to natural causes in his home. Buffone, who played 14 seasons for the Bears, retired after the 1979 season with 24 career interceptions, the most for any Bears linebacker.

Fired The San Jose Sharks and head coach Todd McLellan have parted ways. McLellan, the winningest coach in franchise history, and the Sharks decided it was time for a change. The Sharks missed the playoffs for the first time since 2003.

Transferred BYU men’s basketball guard Frank Bartley and teammate Isaac Neilson are transferring away from the Cougars. Bartley averaged 2.5 points in 33 games during his sophomore year last season. Neilson averaged 3.1 points and 2.4 rebounds.

• Former Alabama guard Ricky Tarrant says he is transferring to Memphis. Tarrant averaged 13.1 points per game for Alabama this past season, but he missed the Crimson Tide’s final 15 games with a foot injury.

Hired Utah has hired Lynne Roberts as the next coach of its women’s basketball team. Roberts previously coached Pacific for nine years and was named the 2014-15 West Coast Conference co-Coach of the Year after the Tigers went 21-10 and advanced to the WNIT.

Returned Utah center Jakob Poeltl will bypass the NBA draft and return for his sophomore year. The 7-foot Austria native started 34 games and averaged 9.1 points. He was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team after setting a school freshman record with 63 blocks.

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