Sharper affirms guilt in deal
Former NFL star Darren Sharper pleaded guilty in Las Vegas to reduced felony attempted sex assault as part of a four-state plea deal that'll put him in federal prison for about 9 years. Sharper appeared yesterday by Internet hookup from a courtroom in Los Angeles before a Clark County District Court judge who accepted his plea and scheduled sentencing June 25. A plea agreement calls for Sharper to serve his 38 months to eight years in prison for the Nevada conviction at the same time he's serving sentences from California, Arizona and Louisiana. On Monday, the 39-year-old Sharper pleaded guilty to sexual assault in Arizona and no contest to raping two women he drugged in Los Angeles.
ASU coach Sendek axed
Herb Sendek got Arizona State back to the NCAA Tournament in the 2013-14 season behind stellar homegrown recruit Jahii Carson. Once Carson left, so did the Sun Devils' chances at another NCAA bid, leaving Sendek without a job. The popular coach was fired after nine seasons that included two NCAA Tournaments and four NITs -- AP
MMAState Senate OKs MMA
The State Senate voted 47-14 in favor of legalizing mixed martial arts in New York. The bill, which passed in the Senate for the sixth straight year, will go to the Assembly's Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports Development for debate. It never has reached the floor of the Assembly for a full vote. local colleges
Murphy leads Seawolves
Courtney Murphy scored six goals and added an assist to lead Stony Brook to a 16-4 women's lacrosse victory over Rutgers at LaValle Stadium. Amber Kupres and Dorrien Van Dyke had three goals each and Michelle Rubino added two goals for the No. 12/8 Seawolves (8-0). Rutgers is 1-9.