Sports at a glance
Pitt getting Hawaii WR
PITTSBURGH–Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi has announced the addition of transfer wide receiver Melquise Stovall, who played the past two seasons at Hawaii.
Stovall joins the Panthers with one season of immediate eligibility remaining.
The 5-foot-9, 190-pound wideout played in 14 games with five starts at Hawaii over the 2019 and 2020 seasons. He compiled 49 receptions for 480 yards (9.8 avg.) and four touchdowns over that span, while also averaging 24.6 yards on 22 kickoff returns.
Video shows Donald helped
PITTSBURGH — The lawyer for Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald said Friday that witnesses and surveillance video refute a man’s claim the player assaulted him at a Pittsburgh nightclub last weekend.
Attorney Casey White told WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh that the video indicates Donald did not assault anyone but was trying to save the victim, De’Vincent Spriggs.
The station aired black-and-white video that shows about a dozen men and a melee in which one man, purportedly Spriggs, ended up on the ground. White says Donald is in the video, pulling someone away from the fight.
“Aaron’s like, ‘I don’t have anything to hide, let’s go to police, let’s do what we’ve got to do. Because all I want to do is go to the weight room, work out and not be bothered with this,'” White told the station.
White told ESPN that five witnesses say Donald helped pull people away.
Spriggs’ lawyer Todd J. Hollis has said Donald and others assaulted Spriggs, causing multiple injuries that required hospital treatment.
Wade part Jazz owner
SALT LAKE CITY — Dwyane Wade is an NBA owner.
The Utah Jazz announced Friday that the 13-time NBA All-Star will join the youngest ownership group in the league.
The group is headed by technology entrepreneur Ryan Smith, who along with his wife, Ashley, acquired majority interest in the Jazz in late 2020.
Wade and Smith have known each other for several years and had discussed working with each other in various capacities.
Wade played 16 NBA seasons with Miami, Chicago and Cleveland before retiring after the 2018-19 season. He won three NBA titles and had his No. 3 jersey retired by the Heat last month.
Rublev knocks off Nadal
MONACO — Andrey Rublev produced an audacious display of attacking tennis to hand record 11-time champion Rafael Nadal a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 defeat on clay in the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals on Friday.
The sixth-seeded Russian might have won even more convincingly, with Nadal saving break points at 3-1 down in the second set.
Nadal clawed his way back to win that set and seemed to have settled down, but Rublev broke him immediately at the start of the decider in which the 34-year-old Nadal looked very tired.
Nadal came in as the No. 3 seed.
From Mirror, wire reports