NFLPanthers' Smith breaks arm
Panthers receiver Steve Smith will miss the start of training camp with a broken left forearm suffered while playing flag football. His agent, Derrick Fox, initially said Monday that Smith slipped while playing with children at his camp in Charlotte, N.C., over the weekend. Later, Fox said he wasn't sure if it was a flag football game with kids or adults, raising questions about whether Smith may have violated his contract if he was involved in a game with adults. Smith is expected to be ready for the season opener Sept. 12 at the Giants. He had surgery Sunday night to have a small plate and screws inserted in his arm.
Giants waive five
As a prelude to signing their draft choices, the Giants waived five players. Defensive back Vince Anderson, who spent most of last season on the practice squad, was let go along with punter Jy Bond, tight end Carson Butler and linebackers Lee Campbell and Micah Johnson. Third-round safety Chad Jones is the only Giants draft pick who has signed. But they now have room under the 80-man roster limit to sign all but one of the remaining six picks. COLLEGE FOOTBALLOhio St. recruit in critical condition
An Ohio State football recruit was shot and wounded twice in two months, and authorities believe the cases are unrelated. Jamel Turner, 18, was in critical condition following a shooting early Saturday in Youngstown, Ohio, in which a 17-year-old girl, Tracy Banks, was killed. Police said the case apparently was unrelated to a drive-by shooting April 16 in which Turner was wounded. Police said they were trying to determine Banks' relationship with Turner.
NBANuggets' Karl feeling better
With his health steadily improving, Nuggets coach George Karl is starting to feel more like his old self, and he said he fully expects to be back on the bench next season. Karl, who is battling throat and neck cancer, feels "a little better" with each passing week.
BASEBALLNationals demote Lannan
The Nationals sent lefthander John Lannan to Double-A Harrisburg. Lannan, who started for Washington on Opening Day, was 2-5 with a 5.76 ERA in 14 starts. Lannan, a Long Beach native who pitched for Chaminade High School, led the Nationals with nine wins last season.
CWSClemson beats No. 1 seed ASU