Playoff Panel Unveiled
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Nebraska coach Tom Osborne and College Football Hall of Fame quarterback Archie Manning are among the 13 people who will be part of the College Football Playoff selection committee in 2014.
The committee members were officially unveiled Wednesday, though the names had been reported last week by The Associated Press and other media outlets. Earlier this week, Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long was announced as the chairman of the first selection committee for the new postseason system that replaces the Bowl Championship Series next year.
The rest of the members:
■ Barry Alvarez, athletic director, Wisconsin.
■ Lt. Gen. Mike Gould, former superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy.
■ Pat Haden, athletic director, Southern California.
■ Tom Jernstedt, former NCAA executive vice president.
■ Oliver Luck, athletic director, West Virginia.
■ Dan Radakovich, athletic director, Clemson.
■ Steve Wieberg, former college football reporter, USA Today.
■ Tyrone Willingham, former head coach of Notre Dame, Stanford and Washington.
■ Mike Tranghese, former commissioner of the Big East Conference.
Suh Fined Again
Allen Park, Mich. — Ndamukong Suh has been fined by the NFL. Again.
The Detroit Lions defensive tackle was docked $31,500 by the league for a hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Suh insisted earlier in the day he was unaware the NFL was reviewing his actions during Sunday’s game, but acknowledged being used to the scrutiny.
Masters Champ Wins Grand Slam
Southampton, Bermuda — Masters champion Adam Scott broke the course record Wednesday at Port Royal with a 7-under 64 to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf by two shots over U.S. Open champion Justin Rose.
Raptors Edge Celtics
Toronto — Terrence Ross scored 19 points, Landry Fields had 14 and the Toronto Raptors beat Boston 99-97 on Wednesday night, handing the Celtics their fifth loss in six preseason games.
MarShon Brooks scored 17 points, 15 of them in the final quarter, and Kelly Olynyk fouled out with 13 points and nine rebounds for the Celtics.
Boston had a chance to tie it on the final possession, but Jared Sullinger couldn’t tip in Jordan Crawford’s missed 3-pointer.
Vitor Faverani and Jeff Green each scored 13 for the Celtics, who were coming off an 82-80 loss to former teammate Paul Pierce and the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday.
Kyle Lowry scored 11 points and Rudy Gay and Jonas Valanciunas each had 10 for the Raptors, who won their third straight and improved to 4-1 in the preseason.