John Mitchell was named to the inaugural class of the NJCAA Foundation Hall of Fame today. Mitchell, who began his collegiate career at Eastern Arizona Junior College, became the first Black student athlete to play football at Alabama when he suited up for the 1971 team. Mitchell is currently a special assistant with Pittsburgh Steelers.
Maruschka Waldus will be returning to her native Netherlands for her next professional stop. She was signed today by PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands’ Eriedivisie Vrouwen league. Waldus just completed a short season in Australia with Adelaide United, and prior to that finished a two-year stint with Vålerenga in Norway, where she won a championship in December. Waldus is signed for the 2021-22 season.
After a year away from professional basketball, Mykal Riley has signed with Les Sables Vendée Basket of France’s NM1 League (the third tier league in France) for the 2021-22 season.. Riley has spent most of his professional career in France, but spent portions of the 2019-20 season in Turkey.
The Miami Herald looks at the Dolphins’ bold offseason, with particular focus on what went into the decision to draft Jaylen Waddle.
Mike Kaye of NJ Advanced Media has an in-depth profile of Landon Dickerson today, tracing his competitiveness back to his karate days as a youth.
Tom Lovelady, who last appeared in a tour golf event in July 2019, successfully qualified for the AT&T Byron Nelson today in the Dallas area. Lovelady shot a bogey-free 67 to finish T-3rd, then had to survive a 7-for-2 playoff to determine the final two qualifying spots.
Cindy Ouelett shares an open and honest account of some of her struggles dealing with the pandemic derailing her training for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
- Maruschka Waldus – signed by PSV of Netherlands’ Eriedivisie.
- Mykal Riley – signed by Les Sables Vendée Basket of France’s NM1 League.
TENNIS WTA Internazionali BNL D’Italia Doubles Rd of 32: 5-seed Alexa Guarachi / D Krawczyk lost to Mladenovic / Vondrousova 6-4, 6-4. SOFTBALL US WNT 9, Loyola Marymount 1. Haylie McCleney (CF) – 4-5, 1 HR, 1 double, 2 singles, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 SB, 4 runs. GOLF AT&T Byron Nelson Monday Qualifier: Tom Lovelady – 67, -5, T3 (advanced via 7-for-2 playoff) BASKETBALL Indiana 111, Cleveland 102. Collin Sexton – 37 minutes, 25 points (6-20 2pg, 1-6 3pg, 10-12 FT), 5 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 steal, 3 turnovers, 1 foul. Memphis 115, New Orleans 110. Kira Lewis – 19 minutes, 8 points (3-5 2pg, 0-2 3pg, 2-2 FT), 2 assists, 2 steals, 0 turnoves, 1 foul.