Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail


Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail


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Pac-12 all-star team headed on Australian tour

SAN FRANCISCO - The Pac-12 Conference will send an all-star men's basketball team to Australia in July for a series of exhibition games. A team of 12 student-athletes from 10 schools will play two games against the Australian National Team in Melbourne and another against a team from the semi-professional South East Australian Basketball League.

Former California coach Mike Montgomery will serve as the head coach for a team that will include Washington State's Josh Hawkinson, USC's Jordan McLaughlin and Colorado's Wesley Gordon.

Fall of Sports Authority fights over Mile High name

DENVER - The demise of Sports Authority has reignited a fight in Colorado over the future of the Denver Broncos' stadium, a place long tied to the city's identity.

Sports Authority hopes to sell off its naming rights, but the Broncos and officials appointed to run the taxpayer-built stadium are fighting that in bankruptcy court. They say they have the right to review and veto any deal, but they haven't said whether they would insist on keeping Mile High in the name.

AP sources: NFL moving Pro Bowl to Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. - Three people with knowledge of the negotiations have told The Associated Press that the NFL is moving the Pro Bowl from Honolulu to Orlando this season.

They spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement will not be made until Wednesday. The NFL and ESPN have scheduled the news conference at ESPN Wide World of Sports at the Disney complex.

The game will be played at Camping World Stadium, formerly the Citrus Bowl. Orlando beat out Honolulu, Houston and Sydney for the right to host the all-star game.

Blue Jays acquire Grilli from Braves

ATLANTA - Former closer Jason Grilli has been acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays from the Atlanta Braves for a pitching prospect. …

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