Valley Center junior hitter Ashlyn Driskill has made an oral commitment to play volleyball at Wichita State. "I just think she's got some of the things that most of the Division I coaches are looking for — she has length and height, she has a live arm and she jumps well," Valley Center coach Bryan Otte said. "Those things are hard to find."
Former Wichita State pitchers Don Heinkel and Darren Dreifort were inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in Lubbock, Texas. Heinkel pitched at WSU from 1979-82 and his 51 wins rank first in NCAA Division I history. Dreifort deferred his induction from 2009 due to hip surgery. He led WSU to the College World Series as a pitcher and designated hitter in 1991, 1992 and 1993.
Frank Crumley was named Georgia's interim athletic director, though university president Michael Adams said he wants to look outside the university first for a full-time replacement for Damon Evans. Evans resigned following a DUI arrest last week. Crumley received the promotion on Tuesday after working as Evans' top assistant — executive associate athletic director for finance — since 2007.
The Orlando Magic and Chris Duhon reached an agreement for a $15 million, four-year deal, his agent said. Teams can't officially sign free agents until Thursday. Duhon spent the last two years starting for the New York Knicks. He averaged 7.4 points and 5.6 assists per game last season.
* Swin Cash had 20 points and 11 rebounds to help the Seattle Storm beat the New York Liberty 78-70 in the WNBA. Seattle's Lauren Jackson on the sideline with a mild concussion. She was injured when she was hit in the face by Los Angeles' DeLisha Milton-Jones while going for a rebound during the Storm's 75-62 victory on Saturday.
* Former Seton Hall basketball coach Bobby Gonzalez has been arrested on charges of shoplifting from a New Jersey mall. Gonzalez, 47, faces charges of criminal mischief, along with shoplifting. He is accused of taking a satchel worth roughly $1,400 from the Polo Ralph Lauren store. The fiery Gonzalez was fired the day after the Pirates lost 87-69 to Texas Tech in the opening round of the NIT. Seton Hall fired Gonzalez because of his conduct and that of his players, including several incidents this past season.
The St. Louis Blues signed goaltender Jaroslav Halak to a four-year contract. Terms of the deal announced Tuesday were not disclosed. The 25-year-old Halak was acquired from Montreal on June 17. He was 26-13-5 for the Canadiens last season, ranked fourth in the NHL with a .940 save percentage and ninth in goals against average (2.40). Halak won a pair of Game 7s in the playoffs and helped Montreal, the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, bounce heavily favored Washington and Pittsburgh out of the playoffs.
Virginia Beach, Va., police said they know who was responsible for shooting another man following Michael Vick's birthday celebration, but the shooter will not be charged "at this time" because the victim has not cooperated with investigators. Vick was not the shooter and there are no suspects other than the shooter, police spokesman Adam Bernstein said. The decision not to press charges was made by the prosecutor's office, but could be reversed if the victim decides to cooperate.
* Southern California released top recruit Seantrel Henderson from his national letter of intent. Henderson, a 330-pound offensive tackle from St. Paul, Minn., can enroll elsewhere and will not have to sit out a year. He was one of the coveted members of coach Lane Kiffin's first recruiting class. The NCAA recently banned USC from bowl games for two years and imposed severe scholarship restrictions following an investigation dating to the Trojans' 2004 national championship.
* The arrest of JaMarcus Russell for alleged possession of codeine syrup resulted from a two-month undercover investigation that could result in more arrests. Mobile (Ala.) County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lori Myles said that the investigation wasn't targeting the former Oakland Raiders quarterback but that his name and home address had come up several times. The 2007 No. 1 draft choice was arrested Monday at his home and charged with possession of a controlled substance. Myles says forensic tests to determine the amount of codeine syrup involved sometimes take 5-7 days. Russell has a bond hearing today and his trial is scheduled for July 20.