Grant headed to Loras College
Fulton QB Bryce Grant announced will will continue his career at Loras College in Dubuque next year.
The Duhawks were 4-6 in 2017, and 3-5 in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Grant was 67-for-115 passing for 905 yards and 11 touchdowns, and carried 41 times for 370 yards and four touchdowns this past fall, leading the Steamers to a 7-4 record.
Crimson Tide losing more players to draft
National champion Alabama once again must replace a number of key players leaving early for the NFL draft, including All-America safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick, safety Ronnie Harrison and tailback Bo Scarbrough announced Thursday they’re skipping
their senior seasons. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says defensive tackle Da’Ron Payne is also entering the draft,
and wide receiver Calvin
Ridley already had announced his departure.
Federer, Djokovic on same half of draw
Defending champion Roger Federer has been drawn in the same half of the Australian Open as six-time winner Novak Djokovic, who is returning from an elbow injury and is seeded 14th.
Rafael Nadal will open against Victor Estrella Burgos, has a potential fourth-round match against John Isner, and has No. 3-ranked Grigor Dimitrov in the same half of the draw.
Venus Williams has a tough opener against Belinda Bencic, and is also in the same quarter as U.S. Open winner Sloane Stephens.
Top-ranked Simona Halep is in the same half as Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza.
Kirk, Johnson take lead at Sony Open
Zach Johnson and Chris Kirk kept clean cards on a gorgeous day in Honolulu, as each shot 7-under 63 to share the lead after the first round of the Sony Open.
Jordan Spieth wasn’t as fortunate. He hit four trees with four shots on the par-4 eighth hole – his 17th of the round – and wound up with a quadruple-bogey 8, marring his eight-birdie round for only a 69.
Justin Thomas opened with a 67.