Musketeers star joins Tusculum
Richmond Academy’s Anthony Williams signed a letter of intent to play at Tusculum on Monday.
The 6-1, 190-pound senior had 15 touchdowns while playing mostly in the Wildcat format for the Musketeers last season. He had 42 carries for 785 yards and 31 receptions for 597 yards last season, along with four interceptions on defense.
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Rockies acquire Guthrie from O’s
The Colorado Rockies acquired veteran right-hander Jeremy Guthrie from the Baltimore Orioles, a move that bolsters their young rotation.
In exchange, the Rockies sent reliever Matt Lindstrom and right-hander Jason Hammel to the Orioles.
Guthrie, the Orioles’ Opening Day starter three of the past four seasons, lost 17 games last season, the most in the American League, and finished with a 4.33 ERA.
• The Nationals agreed to a minor league contract with outfielder Rick Ankiel.
The 32-year-old batted .239 with nine home runs and 37 RBI in 122 games last season with Washington.
Ankiel has also played for St. Louis, Kansas City and Atlanta over nine major league seasons.
• The Mariners agreed to a $750,000, one-year contract with Shawn Camp and a $500,000, one-year deal with Hong-Chih Kuo in an attempt to add bullpen depth.
• Left-handed reliever Joe Beimel and first baseman-outfielder Conor Jackson agreed to minor league contracts with the Texas Rangers.
• Light-hitting infielder Alex Cora agreed to a minor league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.
Sharapova sets sights on London
Maria Sharapova is making the London Olympics one of her top priorities this year after missing the Beijing Games with an injury.
The third-ranked Russian has won three Grand Slams but never competed in the Olympics.
Sharapova said Monday that “representing my country will be a huge honor” and is something she has wanted to do since she was a child.
Sharapova missed the 2008 Beijing Olympics because of a shoulder injury.
Chadima facing new allegations
University of Wisconsin campus police have opened an investigation into new misconduct allegations against a former top athletic official who resigned after he was accused of sexually assaulting a student at a Rose Bowl party.
University Chancellor David Ward released a statement Monday saying campus police have been investigating new allegations against former associate athletic director John Chadima since Jan. 30.
Ward didn’t specify what Chadima might have done. The statement said the accusations involve an adult male and that police will continue to investigate all allegations of “sexual impropriety or abuse of power brought to their attention.”
The man doesn’t want to press charges, Ward said, but police have decided the man’s story is credible and are working with Dane County prosecutors.
Four fans injured in Brazil shooting
In Sao Paulo, four Botafogo fans were wounded by gunshots after the team’s match against Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro during a weekend marked by violence between rival football fans and police across Brazil.