College football

3 CHARGED IN SHOOTING: Three men were charged with murder on Monday in the shooting of a football player on the University of Memphis campus during an attempted robbery, authorities said.

Police said there were rumors around campus that Taylor Bradford, 21, had won more than $3,000 at a nearby casino the night before police found him Sept. 30 in his car, which had crashed into a tree a few blocks from his campus apartment.

Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin said the attackers intended to rob him but didn't get what they had come for.

"He was targeted because there was some information that was out there and they believed he had some cash," Godwin said. "The investigation is ongoing, and we do expect additional arrests."

The Memphis men, who are not students at the university, were identified as DaeShawn Tate, 21; Victor Trezevant, 21; and Courtney Washington, 22. All three were in police custody. It was not immediately known whether they had attorneys.

After the shooting, university officials told students, faculty and staff that the suspects had fled the campus, but the school canceled classes as a precaution.


CONDITION BLAMED: An autopsy showed a heart condition, not record-setting heat, killed a Michigan police officer who died during an unusually hot and humid Chicago Marathon.

Chad Schieber, who collapsed while running on the city's South Side, had a mitral valve prolapse and did not die from the heat, the medical examiner's office said Monday.

The 35-year-old Schieber, from Midland, Mich., was pronounced dead shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday at a hospital.

Several other people collapsed, and at least two remained in critical condition Monday, as record heat and smothering humidity forced race organizers to shut down the course midway through the event.

"Obviously very sad news, and our thoughts and prayers are with the individual's family," said Shawn Platt, senior vice president of LaSalle Bank, the marathon's sponsor.

College hoops

LOBO SWINGMAN OUT: New Mexico swingman Tony Danridge had surgery Monday on his broken left leg, an injury he got in a pickup game last week.

"The surgery went extremely well," New Mexico coach Steve Alford said in a statement. "Tony will start rehabilitation as soon as possible. Hopefully, he will be available to us in early January."

The 6-foot-5 Danridge, a senior, was expected to be a major contributor as the Lobos open their first season under Alford.


NHL NETWORK: The NHL is launching its own network in the United States.

The NHL Network, which has been available in Canada since 2001, will begin airing this month through carriage agreements with Cablevision, Comcast, Cox Communications, DirecTV, Dish Network and Time Warner Cable.

The network will be accessible to 75 million homes, the league said. It will broadcast 50 live regular-season games as well as classic games, documentaries, instructional shows and highlights.