BRIEFS

Big Red Boosters meeting Monday

STEUBENVILLE — The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday at the Harding Stadium Fieldhouse.

Big Red football coach Reno Saccoccia will be in attendance. All are welcome and memberships are available.

CCHS accepting HOF nominations

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville Catholic Central Athletic Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the 2018 class.

Applications can be picked up in the CCHS main office, must be completed in detail and are due no later than Feb. 9. The inductees will be released in April. The dinner and induction ceremony will occur during Central’s homecoming weekend.

For information, contact director of advancement Carol Scurti at (740) 264-5538.

US athlete charged with murder

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Police in Puerto Rico have charged a former U.S. Olympic volleyball player from Louisiana in the 2016 death of her young daughter.

Authorities said Friday that Kim Willoughby is accused of murder and child abuse. No further details were immediately available.

It was not immediately clear if Willoughby had an attorney.

Police had said in 2016 that Willoughby told them her 3-year-old daughter slipped in the shower and died after hitting her head.

Willoughby had played in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and won a silver medal. She later played with a team in Puerto Rico.

ESPN’s Hill leaving her job

NEW YORK — ESPN says outspoken “Sportscenter” anchor Jemele Hill is leaving that role to write for a company web site and do occasional on-air commentary.

Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a reference to President Donald Trump as a “white supremacist.” The network said Friday that Hill had asked to be taken off the 6 p.m. weekday edition of ESPN’s sports news show.

Hill says that deep down she knew the “Sportscenter” job wasn’t for her and that her true love has always been writing, reporting and commentary. She’ll do work for The Undefeated, ESPN’s web site that concentrates on issues of sports, race and culture.

ESPN says her “Sportscenter” co-anchor, Michael Smith, will continue as a solo host.

Woods in danger of missing cut

SAN DIEGO — Tiger Woods got off to a bad start in the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines and things got even worse, leaving him in danger of missing the cut.

Woods made the turn at 2-over 38 Friday on the North Course, which was toughened up during a recent renovation.

He didn’t get his first birdie until the first hole of his back nine, the par-4 No. 1.

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