Charm to host Bayou Chics in women’s soccer
The Baton Rouge Charm host the Lafayette Bayou Chics at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Premier Soccer Center in Baton Rouge.
The Charm won its Women’s Professional Indoor Soccer League opener 4-1 against the New Orleans Heat.
IOC shoots down report on moving Rio Games
LONDON — Is London being sounded out about possibly replacing Rio de Janeiro as host of the 2016 Olympics?
Absolutely not, said the International Olympic Committee.
The London Evening Standard reported Friday that London “has been secretly asked if it would be able to take over the 2016 Olympics because Brazil is so far behind on preparations.”
London hosted the 2012 Olympics.
The report quotes an unnamed source as saying “obviously, the answer would be to come back to London. It’s very unlikely but it would be the logical thing to do.”
IOC spokesman Mark Adams said there is “not a shred of truth in it.”
Union favors Tressel for Youngstown St. job
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The faculty union at Youngstown State has come out in support of former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel for school president.
Tressel is one of three finalists for the top job at Youngstown State, where he formally coached. He’s also one of three finalists for the presidency at the University of Akron, where he currently works in administration.
The school’s last president left after only eight months.
Tressel was forced out at Ohio State following a scandal in which players sold memorabilia for cash and tattoos.
BC’s Anderson to play senior season at Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. — Ryan Anderson, a two-time all-ACC player at Boston College, will transfer to Arizona for his senior season.
Arizona confirmed reports of Anderson’s move in a news release Friday. The 6-foot-9 forward will be eligible for the 2014-15 season.
Anderson, a standout high school player from Lakewood, California, averaged 13.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in his three seasons at Boston College. With 1,282 points, he ranks 22nd on the Eagles’ career scoring list.
Arizona coach Sean Miller called Anderson “an incredibly productive basketball player” and “a high-character person” whose addition will help the Wildcats at what the coach called a crucial time.
As a junior last season, Anderson averaged 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game, shooting 48.9 percent from the field and 73.9 percent from the free throw line.
Basketball players won’t play for Ducks
EUGENE, Ore. — Three Oregon basketball players who were investigated but not charged in an alleged sexual assault have been dismissed from the team.
The school announced at a news conference Friday that the players, 19-year-old Damyean Dotson, 19-year-old Dominic Artis, and 18-year-old Brandon Austin, were suspended because their conduct was not befitting student-athletes based on allegations made by a student who said she was assaulted by the players at a postgame party and at an apartment in early March.
While Oregon was informed of the allegations, school and team officials were asked not to take action so as not to interfere with the police investigation. Two of the athletes subsequently played in NCAA tournament games for the Ducks.
Compiled from news releases and The AP.