Tommie Frazier finally enters College Hall of Fame
NEW YORK — Tommie Frazier waited a couple years longer than many Nebraska fans felt was appropriate to get into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Being snubbed didn't bother Touchdown Tommie. He's just glad the call finally came and that so many appreciated his play.
Frazier is one of 12 former players who were to be inducted by the National Football Foundation in the College Hall of Fame on Tuesday night in New York.
Also among the inductees were Heisman Trophy winners Vinny Testaverde, Danny Wuerffel and Ron Dayne and former coaches Wayne Hardin of Temple and Navy and Bill McCartney of Colorado. Frazier guided the Cornhuskers to back-to-back national championships in 1994 and '95, played a year in the Canadian Football League. He was selected for Hall of Fame induction in the third year he was eligible.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Authorities have released video of South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon (jah-DEH-vee-on) Clowney being ticketed, with troopers saying he drove 110 mph in a 70 mph zone.
Video obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press shows Clowney being pulled over in a Chrysler 300 around 7:30 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 77 north of Columbia.
Radioing in the call, the trooper identifies the driver only as "Clowney."
Clowney is barely audible on the recording and remains in the car during the seven-minute recording.
The ticket carries a $355 fine. A copy obtained by AP shows Clowney has a Jan. 9 court date, although the trooper told him he didn't have to appear. Clowney is a junior expected to enter the NFL draft after South Carolina plays Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl.
NWSL's Portland Thorns hire Riley as head coach
PORTLAND — Paul Riley has been hired as the head coach of the defending NWSL champion Portland Thorns.
Riley most recently coached the Philadelphia Independence of the now-defunct Women's Professional Soccer league. The Independence reached the WPS championship in each of its two seasons and he was the coach of the year in 2010 and 2011.
Before that, he was head coach of the Long Island Fury of the Women's Premier Soccer League, leading the team to the league's inaugural championship in 2006 and a second title in 2009.
A native of Liverpool, England, Riley played at Adelphi University before a 10-year professional career with the Albany Capitals, the New Jersey Eagles and the Long Island Rough Riders. He served as head coach of the Rough Riders from 1998-2003.
Connecticut Sun win top pick in WNBA draft lottery
SECAUCUS, N.J. — The Connecticut Sun won the top pick in the WNBA draft lottery on Tuesday.
The Tulsa Shock earned the second pick with the San Antonio Silver Stars getting the third choice and the New York Liberty receiving the fourth pick.
Connecticut, which finished last in the Eastern Conference last season, had a 44 percent chance of winning the top pick. New York and Tulsa each had a 23 percent chance and San Antonio has a 10 percent chance. Only once since the league instituted a lottery before the 2002 draft has it gone according to the odds.
Compiled from wire reports