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Around the Nation (Sept. 20): Former KSU star Reinking to coach Canton Charge

Staff and wire report Published: September 21, 2016 4:00 AM


Reports: Ex-KSU star Reinking to be named head coach of Canton Charge  

Multiple internet sources are indicating that former Kent State star guard Nate Reinking will be promoted to head coach of the Canton Charge for the upcoming season.

Reinking has been an assistant coach for the NBA Development League’s Charge since 2013-14. He enjoyed a standout career for the Golden Flashes, leading the squad in scoring for three straight seasons from 1993-96. He ranks sixth in KSU history in scoring with 1,456 career points.

Reinking played professionally in Europe from 1996-2012, and was a member of the Great Britain squad that finished ninth in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Reinking started his coaching career as an assistant with the Charge in 2013.

Judge rules Rose accuser must reveal her name publicly  

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles federal judge has ruled a woman accusing NBA star Derrick Rose of rape cannot remain anonymous at her upcoming civil trial.

U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald ruled Tuesday.

The woman has only been identified in documents as Jane Doe. The Associated Press typically does not identify alleged victims of sexual abuse.

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The 30-year-old woman says the former MVP and two of his friends raped her in 2013 while she was incapacitated from drinking. Rose denies her claims and contends he had consensual sex with the woman.

Rose’s lawyer argued his client would be harmed if the woman’s identity wasn’t revealed, and he cited interviews and a press conference she conducted last week as a reason to use her real name.


Lawyers say rape allegations against ex-Auburn player false  

AUBURN, Ala. — The defense team for former Auburn tight end Landon Rice has issued a statement regarding their client’s rape allegations.

Augusta Dowd said Tuesday, “The legal team will deal with the false accusations and be ready, willing, and able to demonstrate, in the appropriate venue, that Landon has been unfairly treated.”

A 19-year-old woman filed an incident report with Auburn police on July 27 accusing Rice of first-degree rape. The report, obtained Monday by the Associated Press, said the alleged rape occurred between 11 p.m. on April 12 and 6 a.m. April 13.

Lee County Circuit Court judge Steven Speakman granted a temporary order of protection for the woman on Sept. 15 and set a hearing for Oct. 4

The Associated Press does not name alleged victims in sexual assault cases.

ACC to use analytics ranking as one of its final tiebreakers  

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference has changed one of its final tiebreakers that could determine who plays in the championship game.

League spokesman Mike Finn said Tuesday the seventh tiebreaker now will be an analytics company’s ranking of the teams.

He says ACC athletic directors voted over the summer to switch from the next-to-last College Football Playoff rankings because that poll is released the night of Tuesday, Nov. 29, leaving too little preparation time for the Dec. 3 title game.

It could become an issue if No. 3 Louisville, No. 5 Clemson and No. 13 Florida State each finish 11-1, go 7-1 in ACC play and are 1-1 against each other.

The rankings are developed by SportSource Analytics.

Army to have helmet stickers to honor Brandon Jackson  

WEST POINT, N.Y. — The Army Black Knights are honoring Brandon Jackson with a helmet sticker for the rest of the season.

Jackson’s No. 28 also will be stitched on the coaches’ hats.

The 20-year-old sophomore cornerback died early Sept. 11 after a one-car crash about 20 miles south of the West Point campus.

Jackson, who grew up in Queens, New York, and watched Army football games as a kid, earned a starting job as a freshman and had played in all 14 games since his arrival in 2014. An impact player, he finished with 68 career tackles and three interceptions in his brief college career.

Hundreds of people, including 10 busloads of West Point cadets, attended a funeral service for Jackson on Monday night in Queens. He will be buried in Georgia.


Tigers keep Kinsler, Martinez out after hit by pitches  

MINNEAPOLIS — The Detroit Tigers have kept second baseman Ian Kinsler and designated hitter Victor Martinez out of the lineup Tuesday night at Minnesota. Both have injuries stemming from being hit by pitches in their previous game.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Kinsler still felt “a little foggy” two days after a beaning by Cleveland right-hander Trevor Bauer knocked his helmet off and triggered concussion-like symptoms.

Martinez was also hit by Bauer in the same inning on the knee, which remained purple and swollen on Tuesday.

The Tigers began the day 21⁄2 games out of the second AL Wild Card spot.

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