UNLV football receives two more commitments
The UNLV football team received its second commitment from a Baltimore Dunbar High School player when defensive back Courtney Bridget told coaches Sunday morning he would join the Rebels.
Bridget (6 feet 3 inches, 182 pounds) is listed by Scout.com as a two-star prospect and the nation’s No. 93 cornerback. Teammate and defensive end Horace Miller (6-1, 210) committed a week ago.
Both players visited over the weekend. Bridget said he was won over by the experience, not by Miller’s plan to sign with UNLV.
“It exceeded expectations,” Bridget said of the visit. “I can’t even put it into words. I didn’t want to leave.”
The Rebels also got a commitment from Bishop Gorman safety John Therrell, the son of UNLV defensive coordinator Dennis Therrell.
Also: Graham Zusi’s second-half goal gave second-seeded Maryland a 1-0 victory over 13th-seeded North Carolina in the NCAA College Cup men’s soccer championship game in Frisco, Texas.
Maryland (23-3-0) beat North Carolina (15-8-1) for the third time in as many meetings this season.
Sharks’ Roenick out with shoulder injury
San Jose Sharks center Jeremy Roenick probably will be out for three weeks because of a shoulder problem that landed him on the injured list.
Roenick was hurt in the first period of the NHL-leading Sharks’ 2-0 victory over Anaheim on Thursday night, crashing against the boards on a hit by defenseman Brett Festerling. Roenick returned to the game, but later tests revealed torn cartilage in his shoulder, according to the forward.
San Jose coach Todd McLellan said Roenick, in his 20th NHL season, probably will be out until January.
Peppers Pride races to 19th straight win
Peppers Pride extended her North American Thoroughbred record for consecutive wins with her 19th victory in as many starts, claiming the $125,000 New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap in Sunland Park, N.M.
Peppers Pride, a 4-5 favorite, won by five lengths in the six-furlong stakes race for New Mexico-bred fillies and mares. Peppers Pride finished in 1 minute, 9.54 seconds and earned $75,000 to push her career winnings to $1,066,085.
Also: Maria Riesch of Germany held on to win a women’s World Cup slalom in La Molina, Spain, and Lindsey Vonn of the United States took second to reclaim the lead in the overall standings.
Riesch, who led after the first run, nearly skidded off the top section but recovered to finish in 59.17 seconds and win with a combined time of 1:52.98, 1.48 seconds better than Vonn.
Vonn, the defending overall champion, moved back into first place in the standings with 438 points.
Five more world records were set at the European short-course swimming championships in Rijeka, Croatia.
Amaury Leveaux set his fourth record in Rijeka and fifth in nine days by winning a heat of the men’s 50-meter butterfly in 22.18 seconds. Leveaux was also part of the French team that set a record in the 4×50 freestyle relay, clocking 1:20.77.
Russia’s Stanislav Donets won the men’s 100 backstroke in 49.32, Spain’s Mireira Belmonte Garcia of Spain took the women’s 400 individual medley in 4:25.06, and Italy’s Federica Pellegrini won the women’s 200 freestyle 1:51.85.
Patrick Ivuti won the Honolulu Marathon, leading a Kenyan sweep of the first five spots.
Running in consistent rain, the 30-year-old Ivuti finished in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 35 seconds for his first victory since the 2007 Chicago Marathon.
Japan’s Kiyoko Shimahara claimed the women’s title in 2:32:36.