Tuesday, March 26, 2019 1:00 am
ECHL plans replay review at all arenas
Staff, news services
After having instant replay in only four of its 27 arenas this season, the ECHL announced Monday it will have replay for all arenas next season.
To review goal calls when necessary, referees will be able to use tablet devices to look at video streams captured from overhead cameras.
At their discretion, they will be able to review whether the puck crossed the goal line; if it was kicked in; if it was directed, batted or thrown into the net; whether a goal was scored before the net was dislodged from its moorings; or whether the puck crossed the goal line before time expired.
This season, review has only been available at Kalamazoo, Michigan; Toledo; Boise, Idaho; and Worcester, Massachusetts. The Komets, who play host to Kalamazoo on Wednesday, have had at least six instances this season that probably would have been overturned with replay.
To power the new ECHL video replay system, the ECHL has teamed with Sporfie, which will provide instant highlights and allow team staffs to also share video clips on social networks.
Georgia Tech player dies at 21
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation's medical examiner plans further tests to determine the cause of Georgia Tech defensive lineman Brandon Adams' death. The 21-year-old Adams died Saturday in Atlanta. An autopsy was performed Monday. Officer Stephanie Brown, an Atlanta Police spokeswoman, says the GBI's medical examiner's office needs more lab tests, including toxicology results, to determine the “cause and manner” of Adams' death. Brown says in a statement to The Associated Press that police investigators are working with the GBI. Georgia Tech spring practice is scheduled to start today.
Missouri appeals NCAA penalties
Missouri submitted its appeals brief to the NCAA on Monday, taking the next step in attempting to limit or overturn what it believes are overly harsh sanctions in the case of a rogue former tutor. The school argued in the 64-page brief to the NCAA's appeals committee that the penalties handed down Jan. 31 are contrary to NCAA precedent, were not supported or appropriate given the nature of the allegations, and could have a chilling effect on future NCAA enforcement. An investigation of a former tutor found instances of academic misconduct, and the NCAA banned the football, baseball and softball teams from the postseason for a year. The athletic department also was placed on probation along with numerous other restrictions.
Georgia football players arrested
Georgia senior wide receiver Tyler Simmons and freshman defensive back Tyrique Stevenson are facing misdemeanor charges following a bar fight. Simmons and Stevenson were arrested early Sunday and charged with disorderly conduct for their alleged fight with employees at the Cloud Bar in Athens, Georgia.
Coaches honor Braves senior
Blackhawk Christian senior Frank Davidson was named a co-winner of the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association District 1 Player of the Week, sharing the honor with Andrean sophomore Kyle Ross. Davidson scored 20 points in the Braves' 60-43 win over Barr-Reeve in the Class A state championship game on Saturday. During his double-double performance, Davidson passed 2010 graduate Russell Byrd to become the leading scorer in program history. Byrd had scored 1,431 points. Davidson has committed to the University of Indianapolis.
Spartans senior to join Warriors
Homestead senior Xavier Overstreet announced on Twitter that he will continue his basketball career at Indiana Tech. Overstreet averaged 3.6 points and nearly two rebounds per game for the Spartans, who went 21-3 this winter. He will join a Warriors team that went 22-12 and lost in the first round of the NAIA National Championship this season.
Mahomes part of draft broadcast
Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the NFL MVP last season, will be a part of ABC's coverage of the first round of the NFL draft April 25. Mahomes, who was the 10th overall pick by the Chiefs in 2017, will join “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts on set before the first pick.