Sports Update 7/14/2022

>>Predators Sign Three Depth Defensemen

(Nashville, TN)  —  The Predators are signing three free-agent depth-defensemen.  The team signed Kevin Gravel, Jordan Gross, and Roland McKeown [[ Mc-CUE-In ]] each to two-year deals.  Gravel was a seventh defenseman for the Flames who spent all of last season in the A-H-L.  Gross was named last year’s A-H-L defenseman of the year while McKeown spent the previous season in the S-H-L.

>>Commanders Owner Dan Snyder Refuses To Testify Under Subpoena

(Washington, DC)  —  Washington Commanders owner Daniel Snyder’s attorney is reiterating that her client will only testify on a voluntary basis.  Snyder has rejected the House Oversight committee’s reasoning for wanting him to testify under a subpoena.  Snyder’s attorney called the committee’s concerns that her client would withhold information if not testifying under a subpoena “baseless.”  Congress has been investigating Snyder and Washington’s workplace culture under his ownership since October.

>>The Open Championship Preview

(St. Andrews, Scotland)  —  The top players in the world are gathering in Scotland at St Andrews Links for the oldest golf tournament in the world.   The 150th Open Championship is this weekend.  Collin Morikawa will be looking to defend his crown.  Morikawa won last year’s British Open by two strokes over Jordan Spieth.  He will be teeing off in a group with Rory McIlroy and Xander Schauffele.  Schauffele is coming off first place finishes in each of his last two appearances.

>>Big 12 Commissioner: Conference ‘Is Open For Business’

(Arlington, TX)  —  “The Big 12 is open for business.”  That’s what Commissioner Brett Yormark said at the start of the conference’s Media Days.  His remarks come as speculation has circulated about which teams could be joining the conference.  Pac 12 schools including Utah and Colorado have been linked with a possible move to the conference that’s going to eventually lose Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC.

>>College Basketball Game To Be Played On Aircraft Carrier In San Diego

(San Diego, CA)  —  A college basketball game has officially been announced for an active duty aircraft carrier in San Diego.  The USS Abraham Lincoln will host a college basketball game on Veteran’s Day, between Gonzaga and Michigan State.  They will play a late afternoon contest on the deck of the carrier at Naval Station North Island in Coronado, with only members of the military in attendance.  This will be the third time an aircraft carrier will host a college basketball game in San Diego.