Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Sports Briefs: Oregon Wr Carrington Suspended for Positive Pot Test

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Sports Briefs: Oregon Wr Carrington Suspended for Positive Pot Test

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OREGON WR CARRINGTON SUSPENDED FOR POSITIVE POT TEST: Oregon wide receiver Darren Carrington is suspended for the national championship game because of a failed NCAA drug test, according to a person with direct knowledge of test results.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday because of student privacy rules. The person said Carrington tested positive for marijuana. Team spokesman Andy McNamara confirmed Carrington is not with the team but would not indicate why.

The Ducks play Ohio State for the national championship on Monday.

TEXAS A & M RELEASES QB HILL FROM SCHOLARSHIP: The thrill is gone. Texas A&M has released former starting quarterback Kenny Hill from his athletic scholarship.

Aggies spokesman Alan Cannon confirmed reports of the release Friday but declined comment on media reports that Hill intended to enroll at TCU. Hill started the first eight games of his sophomore season for the Aggies after a freshman season as understudy to 2013 Heisman winner Johnny Manziel.

MICHIGAN HIRES DREVNO AS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Michigan has hired Tim Drevno to serve as the offensive coordinator for new football coach Jim Harbaugh. Drevno was the running game coordinator and offensive line coach at Southern California last season, and he has worked with Harbaugh extensively in the past.

BOSTON CLEARS OPENING HURDLE IN BID FOR 2024 OLYMPICS: Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Games won over the national governing body with a cost-effective and athlete-friendly proposal that would help reverse the trend toward ever-more expensive Olympics.

One day after the U.S. Olympic Committee selected Boston as the American nominee over San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington, local bid organizers said Friday they will draw on the more than 100 colleges in the area to host events and house athletes and media -- and save millions or billions in construction costs.

PACKERS LIST RODGERS AS PROBABLE FOR COWBOYS GAME: The Packers have listed Aaron Rodgers as probable on the injury report for Sunday's playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys. …

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