Murray to follow NFL dream…Browns ink Hunt…NBA says refs goofed…Lefty wins at Pebble Beach
MESA, Ariz. (AP) – Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and MLB first-round pick Kyler Murray says he will pursue a career in the NFL. Murray tweeted that he is firmly and fully committing his life and time to becoming an NFL quarterback, adding that football has been his love and passion his entire life. Murray was drafted ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics last June before throwing for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns for Oklahoma, leading the Sooners to the CFP semifinals.
CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Browns have signed running back Kareem Hunt, three months after he was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs. Hunt was placed on the NFL’s commissioner’s exempt list and dropped by the Chiefs after a video showed him pushing and kicking a woman the previous February. Hunt has sought treatment and counseling, but he could still be suspended by the league under its personal conduct policy for the incident and two others that surfaced after he was released by Kansas City.
NEW YORK (AP) – The NBA has determined that Golden State’s Kevin Durant should have been called for a discontinued dribble on the Warriors’ final possession of what became their 120-118 win over Miami on Sunday. Golden State made a pair of free throws on that possession to pull out the victory. The league opted not to fine Heat coach Erik Spoelstra (SPOHL’-strah) for his postgame comments about the officiating.
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Phil Mickelson finished off a 7-under 65 to win the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and match the tournament record with his fifth victory. Mickelson had a three-shot lead over Paul Casey with two holes to play when it was too dark too finish Sunday night because of delays from rain and a hail storm. He hit a 7-iron to 8 feet on the par-3 17th and played it safe down the par-5 18th, making a 6-foot birdie for a three-shot victory over Casey.
UNDATED (AP) – Tennessee remains the top team in the latest Associated Press men’s basketball poll for the fourth consecutive week after extending its team-record winning streak to 18 games. The Vols received 40 of 64 first-place votes, while second-ranked Duke picked up 24. Third-ranked Gonzaga switches places with No. 4 Virginia following the Cavaliers’ 10-point home loss to Duke on Saturday. Fifth-ranked Kentucky is followed by Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Houston and Marquette. Wisconsin is ranked 20th, Iowa is 21st, and Iowa State is rated 24th.