Appalachian State upset up for ESPY
BOONE ó Appalachian Stateís stunning win at Michigan last year has been nominated for an ESPY award in the best upset category.
The Mountaineersí season-opening 34-32 victory over the then-No. 5 Wolverines marked the first time a team from a lower division beat a major ranked school.
The victory also led to the elimination of the long-standing rule that barred Football Championship Subdivision schools from receiving votes for The Associated Press Top 25.
Appalachian State will be in competition with the New York Giantsí win over New England in the Super Bowl, Fresno Stateís College World Series title and Daí Taraís win in the Belmont Stakes.
The winner will be decided by fan voting and announced on ESPN on July 20.
LOS ANGELES ó Derek Fisher is spending part of his offseason with the Los Angeles Sparks.
The Lakers guard has signed on to be an analyst alongside veteran play-by-play announcer Larry Burnett for five games on the Fox Sports Network.
DARLINGTON, S.C. ó Cars driven by NASCAR stars David Pearson and the late Dale Earnhardt are among the vintage racers taking part in Darlington Racewayís historic racing festival over Labor Day weekend.
PHOENIX ó If things donít work out with Sacramento, Patrick Ewing Jr. could be joining the Harlem Globetrotters. At least they picked him higher.
The iconic exhibition team selected the Georgetown forward with the top pick in its second annual player draft Wednesday, 23 years after his Hall of Fame-bound father was the No. 1 selection in the NBA draft.
Last week, the Kings took him 43rd overall in the NBA draft.
The Globetrotters also selected Arkansasí Sonny Weems, Texas A&M-Corpus Christiís William Bullard, Sienaís Tay Fisher, Oklahomaís Longar Longar and Auburnís Donald Thomas.