Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Digest: French Musher Was Leading Iditarod, but Then His Dogs Quit

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Sports Digest: French Musher Was Leading Iditarod, but Then His Dogs Quit

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Meyer to join Fox's football pregame show

Urban Meyer is headed back to television. Fox announced Monday that it has hired the former Ohio State coach as one of the analysts for its retooled college football pregame show. Meyer, who won national championships at Florida and Ohio State, retired last season after eight years in charge of the Buckeyes. He worked for ESPN as an analyst in 2010 after leaving Florida and before going to Ohio State.

Meanwhile, new Ohio State coach Ryan Day's 10 assistant coaches will be paid a total of more than $7.4 million this year, according to contracts released by the university.

Co-defensive coordinator Greg Mattison will be the highest paid with a $1.1 million base salary, more than double what he made as defensive line coach at Michigan last season. Al Washington, the linebackers coach Day also hired away from Michigan, got a bump from $375,000 to $500,000. (AP)

Nebraska player surrenders - Nebraska running back Maurice Washington surrendered to California authorities to face felony and misdemeanor charges related to possession and distribution of a video of his former girlfriend allegedly being sexually assaulted by two other people in 2016. (AP)

Venus Williams advances - Venus Williams is turning back her own clock at the BNP Paribas Open, moving into the fourth round with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over qualifier Christina McHale in Indian Wells, Calif. Williams is seeking her 50th career WTA Tour title in the desert, where she has never won the event. And at 38, she's showing vintage form. Younger sister Serena, a two-time champion at Indian Wells, retired from her match Sunday because of a viral illness. Also, Naomi Osaka rolled past Danielle Collins 6-4, 6-2 in the third round, keeping the world's No. 1 female player on track to defend her title.

Novak Djokovic, the top-ranked men's player, held serve to win his opening game against Philipp Kohlschreiber before the match was suspended for the night because of rain. …

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