PROVO, Utah (AP) — Longtime BYU football coach LaVell Edwards has died at the age of 86. Edwards coached the Cougars for 29 seasons before retiring in 2000, winning 257 games and leading the program to 22 bowl games. His 1984 team was voted national champion, and he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004.
DENVER (AP) — An autopsy report shows that former Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam killed himself after struggling with depression. The 42-year old was found dead Dec. 5 in a park near the University of Colorado, where he played from 1992-1994. The autopsy by the Boulder County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Salaam died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has returned to the practice field yesterday but did not partake in team drills. Tannehill threw passes on the side in his first team workout since straining the MCL and ACL in his left knee during a Week 14 win over the Cardinals. The Dolphins have gone 2-0 with Matt Moore filling in for Tannehill.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU basketball coach Johnny Jones says junior forward Craig Victor II has been dismissed from the team for an unspecified violation of team rules. Victor started five of the eight games in which he appeared this season, averaging 10.5 points and 7.6 rebounds. He averaged 11.5 points and 5.6 boards a game last season after transferring from Arizona.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. Coach Mike Sullivan says that Murray is “week to week” after leaving Wednesday night’s comeback victory over Carolina after the second period. The 22-year-old is 13-3-1 with a 2.18 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage this season.