The ESPN feature story done by reporter Tom Rinaldi and producer Ben Webber, from Oil City, on McDowell graduate and Steelers running back James Conner has been nominated for a National Sports Emmy Award.
Michigan native John Schreiber took an unusual path to Erie. Schreiber wasn't recruited in high school and ended up playing a year at Henry Ford CC before spending the next few years at NAIA University of Northwestern Ohio. The 15th round draft pick of the Tigers is in his second full year with the Tigers.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Houston Rockets have scored 50 points in the third quarter at Minnesota to take control of Game 4 of their first-round series with the Timberwolves, the same total they produced for the entire first half. That was the second-highest scoring quarter by any team in the history of the NBA playoffs. The Los Angeles Lakers scored 51 points in the fourth quarter on March 31, 1962, in a loss to the Detroit Pistons.
Morocco's World Cup bid is facing fresh scrutiny this week with the arrival of another delegation from FIFA after an initial task force found deficiencies in the proposals for the 2026 tournament. In a downbeat conclusion to the visit by the inspectors last week, Morocco's bid leader acknowledged it had to improve the quality of the submission made to FIFA in March because inadequacies were identified by football's governing body.
CHICAGO (AP) - White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar is talking to his doctors and family after surgery over the weekend to address a ruptured aneurysm that occurred during Friday night's game against Houston. Farquhar, a married father of three children, remains in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit at Rush University Medical Center. The team announced Monday the 31-year-old right-hander is expected to remain hospitalized for the next few weeks.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - When Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold entered the team's new practice facility a couple of weeks ago, the organizational motto was staring him in the face. So was the advice he should make a change in the front office, despite his fondness of general manager Chuck Fletcher. "It's the first thing you see when you walk in the door: 'Good is not good enough,'" Leipold said. "I felt that was a signal for me."