Audio catches Pelini in profane tirade
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska coach Bo Pelini goes on a profanity-laced tirade against fans and two newspaper writers in audio that surfaced on the sports website Deadspin.
The audio posted Monday catches Pelini speaking with Husker Sports Network play-by-play man Greg Sharpe before his postgame radio interview following Nebraska's win over Ohio State in October 2011. The conversation was off air.
Pelini had been criticized by fans and media in the days leading to the Ohio State game for the Huskers' performance the week before in a 31-point loss at Wisconsin.
In the audio, Pelini repeatedly uses an expletive to refer to what he calls "fair-weather" fans.
Messages were left for Pelini, athletic director Shawn Eichorst and Husker Sports Network general manager David Witty.
NCAA won't budge on paying college athletes
MILWAUKEE -- The structure of the NCAA could look very different by this time next year as members try to resolve the growing disparity between big-money schools and smaller institutions.
What won't change, however, is the amateur status of the players who make college athletics a billion-dollar business.
NCAA President Mark Emmert said Monday that "very few members and, virtually no university president," think it's a good idea to turn students into paid employees. But the amount of money that has flooded college sports in recent years has created tensions among members, and Emmert hopes they can be resolved by next summer.
Johnson rallies to win BMW Championship
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Zach Johnson has won the BMW Championship with a 6-under 65, and now has a chance to win something bigger.
Johnson made two big birdie putts over the closing holes at soggy Conway Farms on Monday to dole out more final-round disappointment for Jim Furyk. Furyk remains winless in three years and now has failed to win the last six times he has at least a share of the lead going into the final round.
The win puts Johnson at No. 4 in the FedEx Cup going into the finale next week at East Lake. That means all he has to do is win the Tour Championship to collect the $10 million bonus.
Los Angeles Lakers sign F Marcus Landry
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Marcus Landry.
Landry averaged 15.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in five appearances with the Lakers' summer league team, earning an invitation to training camp. The 6-foot-7 swingman's 3-point shooting accuracy should fit well into coach Mike D'Antoni's system.
He is the younger brother of Sacramento forward Carl Landry.
Marcus Landry played for the New York Knicks and Boston during the 2009-10 season after catching on with New York as an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin.
The Milwaukee native has played in the NBA's D-League and in Puerto Rico, China, Spain and Venezuela over the past three years.
NFL suspends Bucs safety Goldson
NEW YORK -- Tampa Bay safety Dashon Goldson has been suspended for one game for flagrant and repeat violations of NFL safety rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players.
Goldson was penalized for unnecessary roughness in the second quarter of Sunday's game against New Orleans for making direct, helmet-to-helmet contact with a defenseless receiver, Darren Sproles.