‘No love lost’ between Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher: Inside the prickly relationship that boiled over

— Reporting by Brody Miller, Bruce Feldman and Matt Fortuna Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional reporting.  It often felt to some observers that there were two groups at SEC coaches meetings — the Nick Saban guys and the others. “Everybody’s kissing Saban’s ass like a big fraternity,” said one former SEC … Read more

Tennis Tours Penalize Wimbledon Over Ban on Russian Players

The ATP’s and WTA’s move, made after extensive internal debate and despite pushback from players and pleas from Wimbledon officials, is expected to have little effect on the tournament’s bottom line. The world’s top men’s players who are not from Russia and Belarus are still expected to participate. Novak Djokovic, the world No. 1 men’s … Read more

Overnight storms topple trees, cause power outages across central NC :: WRAL.com

By Lora Lavigne, Nia Harden, & Adam Owens, WRAL reporters Lucama, NC — Thousands of customers were without power in Wake and Wilson counties Friday morning, where strong winds ripped the roof off a Lucama home overnight and brought down a 60-foot tree in Garner. While not everyone experienced damage from overnight thunderstorms, areas east … Read more

Reds Make Series Of Roster Moves

The Reds announced a host of roster moves before their series against the Blue Jays. first baseman Joey Votto has been reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list. Outfielder Aristides Aquinorighty Graham Ashcraft and utilityman Taylor Motter have all been selected to the majors as designated COVID “substitutes.” Cincinnati placed four players — Tyler Mahle, Albert … Read more

Evacuation order issued for Golden Fire burning in Yuba County; Highway 49 closed

WINDY DAYS. DEIRDRE: LET’S TALK ABOUT HIGHYWA 49. BRIAN. BRIAN: WE HAVE A FIRE BURNING IN THAT AREA RIGHT NOW. IT STARTED AS A STRUCTURE FIRE ABOUT AN HOUR AGO. CAMPTONVILLEIG RHT HERE AND THIS IS WHERE WE HAVE THAT STRUCTURE FIRE, AROUND MARYSVILLE ROAD WHERE THEY’VE SHUT DOWN HIGHWAY 49. UNFORTUNATELY THAT STRUCTURE FIRE … Read more

Louisville-area pediatrician tried hiring hitman to kill ex-husband, DOJ says

A Louisville-area pediatrician has been arrested, accused of hiring someone to murder her ex-husband.According to the US Department of Justice, Stephanie Russell, 52, contacted someone she believed she was hiring to kill her former spouse on May 15. The “hitman” was actually an FBI Undercover Employee, the DOJ said. They said Russell agreed to pay … Read more

Trayce Jackson-Davis returning to Indiana Hoosiers after withdrawing from NBA draft

Indiana star big man Trayce Jackson-Davis announced Friday that he is withdrawing his name from the NBA draft and will return to Bloomington for another season, making the Hoosiers a preseason top-15 team nationally — and potentially the Big Ten favorite. Jackson-Davis announced earlier this spring that he planned to enter the NBA draft but … Read more

Burglary suspect still barricaded inside Fresno Save Mart following chase, shooting, police chief says

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — An hours-long search continues for a burglary suspect who led deputies on a chase from Fresno’s River Park and barricaded himself inside a Save Mart grocery store. Fresno Police Chief Paco Balderrama said authorities have not yet located the man who has been hiding in the store on First Street and … Read more