Sports at a glance
Ex-PSU guard on the move
SPOKANE, Wash. — Rasir Bolton, Iowa State’s leading scorer last season, said Friday he is transferring to Gonzaga.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound guard said on Twitter that he’s “110% committed” to the Zags.
Bolton, who originally played at Penn State as a freshman before transferring to Iowa State, averaged 15.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game for the Cyclones, who finished 2-22 last season.
Iowa State coach Steve Prohm was fired after last season and was replaced by T.J. Otzelberger.
Bolton started 50 of 51 games in two seasons at Iowa State and averaged 15 points, four rebounds and 3.3 assists.
Bolton will have one year of eligibility as a graduate transfer at Gonzaga.
HOF Alomar fired by MLB
NEW YORK — Hall of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar was fired as a consultant by Major League Baseball and placed on the league’s ineligible list after an investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct.
Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the firing Friday, saying in a statement that a baseball industry employee reported an incident earlier this year involving Alomar from 2014. The league hired an external legal firm to investigate the matter.
Alomar also lost his position as a special assistant with the Toronto Blue Jays. The club said in a statement it is severing ties with Alomar immediately, including removing him from their Level of Excellence and taking down his banner from Rogers Centre.
Alomar was a 12-time All-Star over 17 seasons with the San Diego Padres, Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks.
Deal exercised for Ravens QB
BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens exercised the fifth-year option for quarterback Lamar Jackson.
The team announced the decision Friday. Jackson will make $23 million as part of a tiered system under the new collective bargaining agreement.
Jackson, the NFL MVP for the 2019 season, threw for 2,757 yards with 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions (99.3 rating) last year. He also became the first quarterback in league history to have two 1,000-yard rushing seasons. But he has struggled in the playoffs.
Kansas hires football coach
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas hired Buffalo’s Lance Leipold on Friday, turning over one of college football’s worst programs to a longtime Division III coach with strong Midwestern roots.
Leipold signed a six-year contract and takes over for Les Miles, who won a national championship at LSU. Miles parted with Kansas after two losing seasons and amid sexual harassment allegations while at LSU.
Leipold has been with the Bulls the past six years, going 37-33, leading the school to its best seasons since joining the Mid-American Conference in 1999. At Division III Wisconsin-Whitewater, he went 109-6 in eight seasons and won six national titles.
The Associated Press