Prep football: Timmons out as ODA head coach
LAKEWOOD RANCH -- Out-of-Door Academy is parting ways with Brett Timmons, the only head football coach it has known since its inception in 2006.
The former Southeast grad confirmed late Tuesday that he will not be coaching the Thunder. He compiled a 45-46 record while leading the team to a district and regional title in 2009.
Kippie Crough will replace Timmons as athletic director as well, while middle school football coach Ken Sommers will take over the football duties. Timmons will stay on staff as an assistant coach, he said.
The Thunder regular season kicks off Aug. 28 at home against St. Petersburg Shorecrest Prep.
College football: FSU QB charged with battery
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State freshman quarterback De'Andre Johnson has been charged with punching a woman in the face in a nightclub.
Assistant State Attorney Georgia Cappleman confirmed the misdemeanor battery charge in an email to The Associated Press. Cappleman declined further comment.
The Tallahassee Police Department has issued a warrant for Johnson. He allegedly punched the woman at a Tallahassee nightclub at about 11:30 p.m. June 24.
The quarterback was suspended indefinitely by Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher for a violation of athletic department policy.
ELSEWHERE -- Maryland football coach Randy Edsall was rewarded with a three-year contract extension after guiding the Terrapins to consecutive winning seasons and back-to-back bowl bids.
NHL: Blackhawks deal Saad to Jackets
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks traded forward Brandon Saad to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a seven-player deal.
The 22-year-old Saad set career highs with 23 goals and 29 assists in 82 games this past season. The rugged winger then helped the Blackhawks to their third Stanley Cup title in six seasons.
The Blackhawks also sent forward Alex Broadhurst and defenseman Michael Paliotta to the Blue Jackets for forwards Artem Anisimov, Marko Dano, Jeremy Morin and Corey Tropp and a fourth-round selection in the 2016 draft.
ELSEWHERE -- The San Jose Sharks found their starting goaltender for next season, acquiring Martin Jones in a trade from the Boston Bruins. The Sharks sent a 2016 first-round pick and unsigned forward prospect Sean Kuraly to the Bruins for Jones, four days after he had been dealt from San Jose's biggest rival Los Angeles to Boston. ... The New York Islanders signed forward Anders Lee to a four-year contract. ... Alexander Semin's time with the Carolina Hurricanes is over. The Hurricanes placed the enigmatic forward on unconditional waivers with the intent to buy out his hefty contract. ... Forward Brian Flynn agreed to a $1.9 million, two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens. ... The Winnipeg Jets signed veteran winger Drew Stafford to an $8.7-million, two-year contract. ... The Calgary Flames signed Dougie Hamilton to a six-year contract. Hamilton's deal is reportedly worth $34.5 million.
Track and field: Injured Bolt leaves meet
PARIS -- Slowed by an injured left leg, Usain Bolt withdrew from this month's Diamond League meets in Paris and Lausanne, dealing a blow to his title defense preparations for the world championships in August.
Motorsports: Daytona offers flag exchange
DAYTONA BEACH -- Daytona International Speedway will not ban the Confederate flag from track property this weekend, but will offer the American flag to those who wish to fly it on property. Daytona President Joie Chitwood said the speedway will offer an exchange program in which fans can trade a flag for the American flag. Daytona's hosts NASCAR races on Saturday and Sunday nights this weekend.
-- Herald staff, wire reports
-- Herald correspondent David Gaulman contributed to this report