95° Good Evening
95° Good Evening

Sports briefs


FIU player stabbed to death

FIU running back Kendall Berry was stabbed to death in an on-campus incident late last night, immediately sending shock and grief across the university community and putting police on a search for multiple suspects.

Berry, 22, was stabbed at about 9 p.m., said Miami-Dade police Det. Javier Baez. Police were interviewing "several people that observed the incident," Baez said, though he could not confirm if any suspect was in custody.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kendall's family," FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg said in a news release. "We are here to support them and our entire university community as all of us come to terms with this tragedy."

FIU's athletic department did not have further comment, and messages left for athletic director Pete Garcia and football coach Mario Cristobal were not immediately returned. Shortly after the university confirmed Berry's death, FIU indefinitely postponed football coaching clinics scheduled for today and tomorrow.

Police blotterNYC hoops coach indicted

in alleged Boston assault

A legendary New York City high school basketball coach is accused in an indictment of raping a 14-year-old during a trip they took to Boston decades ago.

Bob Oliva was indicted by a grand jury yesterday on charges including two counts of rape. The assault allegedly took place in 1976 at a Boston hotel.

Prosecutors at the Suffolk District Attorney's office said they were able to charge Oliva in the case because the statute of limitations was frozen while Oliva lived out of state.

Oliva won 549 games in 27 seasons at Christ the King Regional High School, coaching future NBA players such as Lamar Odom. He resigned last year, citing heart problems.

An attorney for Oliva said his client is innocent and looks forward to coming to Massachusetts to clear his name.


Love tied for lead at Bay Hill

Davis Love III finished strong with a 45-foot birdie and an 8-foot par putt for a 6-under 66 and a share of the lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla. J.B. Holmes played bogey-free and also had a 66.

Love has only two weeks left to earn a trip to Augusta National, which he has not played the last two years. His only chance is to win at Bay Hill or next week in the Houston Open.


Stamkos leads Lightning over Bruins

Steve Stamkos scored twice, tying him for the NHL lead with 45 goals, and Paul Szczechura also had a pair of goals to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-3 victory over the Boston Bruins.

Antero Niittymaki stopped 47 shots for the 500th victory in Tampa Bay franchise history.

Tuukka Rask made 13 saves for Boston, which dropped to 15-15-6 at home, winning just two of its last 14 home games. The Bruins are in eighth in the East, three points ahead of the Rangers.

- AP


We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.

New York Sports