Roundup: Jahvid Best to compete in Olympics for St. Lucia
Former Cal and Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best will compete in the 100 meters for St. Lucia at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio. According to NBCSports.com, Best will become the first former NFL player to compete in the Summer Olympics (his father holds dual citizenship in St. Lucia and the United States).
Steve Mims of The Register-Guard reports that Oregon men’s basketball forward Dillon Brooks is dealing with a foot injury. Head coach Dana Altman has said it’s not a broken foot, but he’s not sure how long it will take for Brooks to fully heal.
USC cornerback Isaiah Langley has been suspended for the Alabama game after being arrested at a frat party in May. Langley played in 11 games for the Trojans in 2015.
Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the PGA Championship, notes Coleman McDowell of Golf.com. McDowell notes that this will be the first time since 1994 that Woods hasn’t played in any of the four majors as he recovers from multiple back surgeries.
Danny Moran reports that Oregon State men’s basketball has awarded walk-on guard Daine Muller a one-year scholarship. According to Muller, he is on track to graduate this year but has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA, giving him three remaining seasons.
The official website for the Steve Gleason documentary has released a list of screening sites for the movie, Gleason, which opens July 29. CougCenter has more, and includes a trailer for the movie (looks legit).
Ted Miller writes that Colorado quarterback Sefo Liufau wants to prove doubters wrong. He will hold all sorts of Colorado passing records by season’s end but is lacking in one department – wins.
Miller also puts together this piece about Arizona State hoping new offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey is a “QB whisperer.” The Sun Devils are looking to break in a new guy under center this season, as Manny Wilkins, Brady White, Bryce Perkins and Dillon Sterling-Cole battle for the starting gig.
Bruce Pascoe tells us that former Arizona hooper Solomon Hill wants to live up to his new contract. Hill signed a 4-year deal with the Pelicans that could be worth upwards of $50 million if he can hit incentives.
Previewing UCLA football’s 2016 schedule, Thuc Nhi Nguyen of Inside UCLA teaks a closer look at the Briuns’ game against UNLV (Sept. 10, 5 p.m. PT on Pac-12 Network).
With the Big 12 announcing Tuesday that it will explore conference expansion and BYU being a likely contender to join the conference, Adam McKee of Block U wonders whether or not two power-conference teams in Utah would be good for the Utes.
Penning this piece for The Seattle Times, Jason Lieser is of the belief that Marquese Chriss could earn a starting spot with the Phoenix Suns. He played well in Summer League in Las Vegas for the Suns, but Summer League play is hardly an indicator of how someone can do in the NBA come November and December.