Ex-Auburn, LPGA player Downey killed in car crash
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Auburn and LPGA player Danielle Downey has died in a single-car accident. She was 33.
Downey lost control on Lee Road 57, the car overturned several times and she was ejected at about 10 p.m. Thursday, Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Friday. Harris said she was apparently heading home after spending time with friends and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
Downey was in her second season as Auburn’s director of golf operations. She filled in for coach Kim Evans during the 2012-13 season after Evans was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
“I’m absolutely devastated,” Evans said. “Danielle meant so much to me, the girls and this program. Danielle was like a daughter to me.”
Tennessee reaches apparel agreement with Nike
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has agreed on an apparel deal with Nike that will take effect when its contract with Adidas expires in the summer of 2015.
The university announced the eight-year agreement Friday and said it called for Nike to supply apparel, uniforms, footwear and additional equipment for each of the school’s 20 athletic programs as well as its spirit squads. Contract details obtained through a public records request indicated the deal was worth approximately $35 million.
Tennessee’s contract with Adidas runs through June 30, 2015. Tennessee had partnered with Adidas since 1997.
The deal with Nike includes a $2 million signing bonus that Tennessee would receive no later than July 1 of this year.
Guard gets 180 days in jail for Lakers rings theft
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former security guard who stole Los Angeles Lakers championship rings from a training center has been sentenced to 180 days in jail.
Los Angeles County prosecutors say Mejia (Meh-HEE’-yuh) Monterroso pleaded no contest to grand theft Friday. He also will have to pay nearly $14,000 in restitution.
Monterroso was arrested in December.
Prosecutors say the 23-year-old was a guard at the Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo last year when he took three championship rings and hundreds of gift cards during a night shift.
Police say they found two of the rings at his Inglewood home.
DA seeks tapes
of Hernandez’s jailhouse calls
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts prosecutors are seeking recordings of phone calls former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez made from jail during which they allege he used “coded messages” to communicate about the murder case against him.
Prosecutors filed the motion in Fall River Superior Court on Thursday. It says Hernandez also discussed during jailhouse calls his “belief about his criminal liability” and “the extent of his control over persons charged as accessories.”
Prosecutors also want a judge to order the Bristol County sheriff to turn over records of visits Hernandez had, including from his fiancee and cousin. They both face charges related to the case.
Hernandez has pleaded not guilty to murder in the killing of Odin Lloyd.
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