Former Utah State All-American Jaycee Carroll has signed a one-year contract to play professional basketball in Italy for Siviglia Wear Teramo. He will report to the team Aug. 25 for a physical. Carroll did have offers from Toronto and Phoenix of the NBA to participate in their fall camps, but neither offer came with any guarantees.
Carroll, who graduated from USU with a bachelor's degree in Spanish, was a two-time Associated Press honorable mention All-American and the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2008. He averaged 22.4 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.
Seeded players fall at Washington meet
Mardy Fish, Feliciano Lopez and Marat Safin were the latest seeded players to lose in the first round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic on Tuesday. Alejandro Falla beat the fifth-seeded Fish 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, and qualifier Robert Kendrick defeated the third-seeded Lopez 6-3, 7-5. Safin, the sixth seed, retired from his match with Fabio Fognini after losing the first set 7-5. Safin said he pulled a muscle in his neck.
After Tuesday's early sessions, five of the six seeded players who had taken the court were out of the tournament. The only seeded player to advance to the second round was No. 4 Tommy Haas, who defeated qualifier Rik De Voest on Monday.
Petrova, Wozniak advance in Ohio
Second-seeded Nadia Petrova and sixth-seeded Aleksandra Wozniak rode straight-set wins Tuesday into the second round of the Cincinnati Women's Open. Petrova rolled to a 6-3, 6-0 win over fellow Russian Galina Voskoboeva, and Wozniak cruised past Aiko Nakamura 6-3, 6-2 at the $175,000 Tier III tournament.
In other first-round matches at the Western and Southern Financial Group Women's Open, Julia Vakulenko advanced with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 win over Monica Niculescu. Vania King beat Tathiana Garbin 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, and Yanina Wickmayer defeated Vasilisa Bardina 7-5, 3-6, 6-3.
Hornets to play 2 games in Europe
The New Orleans Hornets will play seven preseason games prior to their season opener at Golden State in late October, including two games in Europe as part of NBA Europe Live.
The Hornets take on the Washington Wizards on Oct. 14 at the O2 World in Berlin, Germany. The game will be one of the first major sporting events held at the arena, which opened last fall. The team will close out NBA Europe Live on Oct. 17 at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.
2 Nebraska wrestlers dismissed from team
Two Nebraska wrestlers, including one who won an NCAA championship in 2007, have been dismissed from the team after posing naked for videos and photographs on an Internet porn site. Paul Donahoe and Kenny Jordan were let go Tuesday, three days after a blog posted images of them taken from a Web site that features naked or partially clothed male athletes.
Olson has surgery on his injured foot
UCLA quarterback Ben Olson had surgery on Tuesday to place a new screw and do a bone graft in his broken right foot. Olson, a senior whose career has been interrupted by a string of injuries and had sustained the same injury in spring practice, is expected to miss at least two months and five games. The Bruins open their season at home against Tennessee on Sept. 1.
Combined wire, staff reports