NFLBengals' Still: Daughter
may be cancer-free
Cincinnati defensive tackle Devon Still reported good news last night about his daughter Leah, who has been battling neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer. Along with a photo of him with Leah on Instagram, Still wrote, "That moment you get the best news you've ever received and don't know what to do so you just flex!! We got Leah's MIBG Scans back tonight and the doctors told us they didn't see any active disease in her body!!! We still have to wait for her MRI and bone biopsy results later this week. But the doctors feel very optimistic about them because of the results from today. So for now we celebrate!!"
An MIBG scan is an imaging test used to locate and diagnose certain types of cancer. The Bengals donated all proceeds from sales of Still jerseys this past season to pediatric cancer research.
Hardy talking with Dallas
The Dallas Cowboys met with free-agent defensive end Greg Hardy yesterday as they explore ways to improve a shaky pass rush from last season. Hardy, 26, could be suspended to start the season because of a conviction on two counts of domestic violence in North Carolina. The conviction was dismissed in February when his accuser couldn't be found. The former Carolina Panther remains on the commissioner's exempt list as he seeks reinstatement by the NFL . . . The San Diego Chargers agreed to a three-year contract with free-agent wide receiver Stevie Johnson, who's looking to bounce back after two down years . . . The Oakland Raiders signed free-agent running back Trent Richardson. The Raiders will be Richardson's third team since coming out of Alabama as one of the most heralded running backs in years.
Rhode Island tops Iona
E.C. Matthews and Jared Terrell each scored 18 points and host Rhode Island beat Iona, 88-75, in the first round of the NIT. Biggie Minnis had 13 points for the Rams (23-9).
NBAThunder's Ibaka out
Thunder forward Serge Ibaka could miss the rest of the regular season after having an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee. Thunder general manager Sam Presti said Ibaka will be out four to six weeks.
Serena wins, Maria loses
Struggling with her serve and a rash of errors, Serena Williams overcame a slow start to beat Sloane Stephens 6-7 (3), 6-2, 6-2 in the fourth round at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, extending her winning streak to 14 matches. Maria Sharapova fell, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to defending champion Flavia Pennetta, who won her ninth straight match.
Texas Red derailed
Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red is off the road to the Kentucky Derby because a foot abscess has forced him to miss too much training. -- AP