Martells, Ashford off to perfect start
Former Sterling standout Morgan Martells stuffed 11 blocks in four matches as Ashford University opened its season with a 4-0 record at the Mount Mercy Mustang Invitational this weekend in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Martells also led the Saints in attack percentage (.373), making just three errors in 67 spikes; she finished with 28 kills.
Martells, a 2011 graduate of Sterling High School, led Ashford in kills (371) and blocks (183) last season, and was first-team all-
conference and all-region.
Scott comes back
to win Barclays
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Masters champion Adam Scott won The Barclays on Sunday after everyone around him did their best to lose it.
Scott played bogey-free and closed with a 5-under 66. He finished an hour before the final group, and watched from the locker room at Liberty National.
Kevin Chappell had a two-shot lead through 10 holes, and went 7 over the rest of the way. Justin Rose three-putted the 18th.
Tiger Woods, who was suffering from back spasms throughout the back nine, birdied 16 and 17 to get within one, but his 25-foot birdie from off the 18th green stopped just short.
Gary Woodland had three straight birdie attempts inside 10 feet and missed them all.
Cardinals’ Cooper breaks leg
The Arizona Cardinals lost rookie left guard Jonathan Cooper indefinitely after he suffered a broken leg in the third quarter of Saturday night’s 24-7 preseason loss to the Chargers.
Cooper, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, was blocking downfield during a running play when he was hurt when running back Alfonso Smith was tackled.
Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said the team is hoping that Cooper could return later this season.
Injuries to Kevin Kolb and EJ Manuel have forced the Buffalo Bills to search for a healthy quarterback, and the Bills made two moves Sunday hoping to solve that problem.
First, they signed 2004 Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart, a former first-round draft pick. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Later Sunday, the Bills announced they traded linebacker Chris White to the Detroit Lions for quarterback Thaddeus Lewis.
Sandusky’s son reaches settlement
Penn State University has reached a settlement with former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son, who is among the men who have said they were sexually abused by him, a source with knowledge of the negotiations said Saturday.
Matt Sandusky, who has petitioned a Pennsylvania court to change his name, had said through a lawyer about the time of Jerry Sandusky’s trial in 2012 that he, too, had been molested by him.
Penn State has reached settlements or tentative agreements with 26 claimants, and is working through the details of the settlements with their representatives.
Kruk leaves ESPN broadcast booth
John Kruk did not announce the ESPN broadcast of Sunday’s Dodgers-Red Sox game after being taken out of the press dining room on a gurney.
Kruk was alert and sitting up.
ESPN reported he was dizzy and suffering from dehydration. The cable network issued an official statement that his vital signs were stable and he was in good spirits.
Kruk, 52, was initially taken from the press room by Dodger Stadium medical personnel before the start of Sunday’s game. The former Philly has been announcing games with ESPN since 2004.