Natl. Sports Headlines for Friday, Feb. 17th:
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina State men’s basketball coach Mark Gottfried will not be coming back for a seventh season, although he will finish out the current schedule. The Wolfpack are just 14-13 and losers of six straight following last night’s 24-point loss to 10th-ranked North Carolina. Gottfried is 122-82 with N.C. State, guiding the team to NCAA tournament appearances in each of his first four years.
PITTSBURGH (AP) – New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has been charged with four first-degree felonies and one misdemeanor after he was allegedly involved in a fight with two men last weekend. The felonies include two counts of aggravated assault and a single count of robbery.
UNDATED (AP) – Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer is dealing with pain from a broken knuckle on his pitching hand. The club says the injury arose late last year. Nationals manager Dusty Baker told the media the team is making plans in case the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner isn’t ready for opening day.
UNDATED (AP) – The NHL has slapped Anaheim Ducks forward Antoine Vermette with a 10-game suspension without pay for slashing a linesman in apparent anger after a faceoff. Vermette slapped his stick against the back of linesman Shandor Alphonso’s legs during the third period of the Ducks’ 1-0 win over Anaheim on Tuesday. The 10-game ban is automatic under league rules, but Vermette is expected to appeal the suspension to Commissioner Gary Bettman.
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Sam Saunders will be the clubhouse leader when the first round of the PGA’s Genesis Open resumes this morning at storied Riviera Country Club. The grandson of Arnold Palmer opened with a 7-under 64 that leaves him two strokes ahead of Dustin Johnson and four others. J.T. Poston, Daniel Summerhays, Brett Stegmaier and Cameron Percy matched Johnson’s 66.