The Ohio State men’s basketball program lost out on another 2014 recruit when 7-foot center Elbert Robinson of Garland, Texas, announced his commitment to LSU. He chose LSU over Ohio State, Georgia Tech and Nebraska.
Robinson had visited Ohio State the weekend of Sept.27-29 along with 6-9 Goodluck Okonoboh of Boston, but neither took the last scholarship coach Thad Matta is offering for the Class of 2014. Okonoboh committed to UNLV last week.
• The Agonis Club’s seventh annual tip-off event with the Ohio State men’s basketball team is Oct. 22 at the Schottenstein Center. Attendees will be able to watch an hour of practice and, afterward, participate in live and silent auctions of Buckeyes memorabilia and mingle with former players. Each person also will receive a commemorative team photo that the players will sign that night.
Admission is $75 per person and $35 for ages 13 or under. Proceeds benefit the men’s basketball program. Ticket applications are available online at agonisclub.org. For more information, call Phil Pini at 614-581-4768 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Seimone Augustus had 20 points and Lindsay Whalen 14 points and five assists to push the Minnesota Lynx to the brink of its second title in three seasons with an 88-63 victory over the visiting Atlanta Dream in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals last night. The Lynx leads the best-of-five series 2-0. Game 3 is on Thursday night in Atlanta.
Browns executive arrested on drunken-driving charge
Jon Sandusky, the Cleveland Browns’ director of player personnel, was arrested at 1:50 a.m. yesterday on suspicion of drunken driving, according to news reports from North Dakota. The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead reported a Fargo, N.D., police officer pulled over Sandusky, 36, after spotting Sandusky make an illegal turn.
Sandusky was arrested after undergoing a field-sobriety test, Fargo police told the newspaper. Sandusky was taken to the Cass County Jail and was released later in the day after posting bond.
Sandusky is a son of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, who is serving 30 to 60 years in prison for sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years.
• Bengals cornerback Adam Jones was found not guilty yesterday in Cincinnati of an assault charge in which he was accused of punching a woman in the head at a nightclub.
Gasquet upset in first round of Shanghai Masters
Richard Gasquet was dealt a setback in his bid to qualify for the season-ending ATP Finals, losing to Vasek Pospisil of Canada 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the Shanghai Masters in China.
Gasquet, who played in the year-end championships in 2007, is in ninth place in the standings, just 20 points behind Stanislas Wawrinka for the last spot in the eight-man field for London.
Rafael Nadal, who reclaimed the No. 1 ranking this week, and Novak Djokovic are scheduled to play their opening matches today.
• Third-ranked Ana Ivanovic started her quest for a third Generali Ladies title by defeating Yanina Wickmayer of Belgium 6-2, 6-4 in the first round in Linz, Austria.
• Wimbledon runner-up Sabine Lisicki of Germany defeated Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 7-5, 7-6 (1) to reach the second round of the Japan Open in Osaka.
• The Arizona Diamondbacks fired pitching coach Charles Nagy, who pitched for the Indians, and first-base coach Steve Sax. The team said manager Kirk Gibson and the rest of his staff will return for next season.
— From staff, wire reports