Former Pacelli standout Terry signs with Lions

May 7, 2012 

Former Pacelli standout Jacquise Terry has signed a free agent contract with the National Football League's Detroit Lions.

Terry played collegiately at Kent State.

Terry was the only two-time Academic All-American in the school's history.

Terry, who played running back as well as wide receiver, rushed for 1,721 yards and 14 touchdowns from 2008-2011. He also caught 57 passes for 612 yards and four touchdowns.


McClure released from Alabama hospital

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASCAR driver Eric McClure has been released from an Alabama hospital on Monday, two days after he was injured in a crash at Talladega Superspeedway.

McClure was airflifted to UAB Medical Center in Birmingham following Saturday's crash in the Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.

His team said Monday that McClure suffered a concussion and internal bruising in the accident. A statement says he's expected to make a full recovery, but will visit with specialists this week regarding his injuries.


Giants reliever Mota gets 100-game drug suspension

NEW YORK -- San Francisco Giants reliever Guillermo Mota has been given a 100-game suspension after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

Major League Baseball announced the penalty Monday.

The 38-year-old right-hander drew a 50-game suspension after the 2006 season for a performance-enhancing substance violation.

Mota was 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA in nine games for the Giants this year. This is his 14th season in the majors.

The commissioner's office said Mota tested positive for Clenbuterol.


Couples pulls outof Players Championship

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Fred Couples has withdrawn from The Players Championship because of an illness.

Couples is a two-time winner of The Players Championship, his last title coming in 1996. He was eligible this year because he won the Senior Players Championship. Because he was an addition to the 144-man field, he will not be replaced.

The Players Championship begins Thursday at the TPC Sawgrass, with K.J. Choi as the defending champion. Others who previously withdrew from the tournament include Masters champion Bubba Watson, who wants to spend time with his new son. Dustin Johnson and Anthony Kim are not playing because of injuries.


Serena Williams, Kvitova reach 2nd round at Madrid

MADRID -- Serena Williams defeated Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-1 to reach the second round of the Madrid Open on Monday.

Defending champion Petra Kvitova advanced after beating Marina Erakovic 6-2, 6-3 in her opening match.

Williams had 13 aces and 40 winners against Vesnina, who was struggling with her game on the slippery blue clay court. The Russian lost her balance in the sixth game to set up a break point for Williams, who pulled ahead to lead 4-2.

Williams' ninth ace of the match earned her a set point. The ninth-ranked American wrapped up the match against the 68th-ranked Russian in just over an hour.

"I'm feeling good but I wasn't thrilled," Williams said. "This is my first tournament in Europe so hopefully I will just keep my good form and just keep going."

Williams will face Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the second round. Older sister Venus takes on Angelique Kerber of Germany later Monday.

Other winners Monday included Serbia's Victor Troicki and Mikhail Youzhny of Russia.

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