JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Police in Jersey City say they've been trying to contact Tennessee Titans wide receiver and former Rutgers star Kenny Britt to question him about an incident Sunday in which he allegedly drove a friend to the hospital after the man had been stabbed at a party.
Capt. Edgar Martinez says police need to interview everyone who was present at a Jersey City house party Sunday in which someone fired a gun through a first floor window and Britt's friend was stabbed. No one was struck in the shooting, Martinez said.
"We need to interview all the parties involved, and (Britt) has refused to come in, so the statements that he's putting out that he's cooperated with the investigation are false. We're trying to ascertain his location," Martinez said, adding that authorities are discussing their next steps with the Hudson County Prosecutor's office.
Belcher intoxicated: Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when he shot his girlfriend nine times and then killed himself in front of his coach and general manager, an autopsy showed.
The Jackson County Medical Examiner report on Belcher, 25, raised new questions about whether police should have done more before the Dec. 1 murder-suicide. Officers found Belcher sleeping in his idling car about five hours earlier, but let him go inside a nearby apartment to sleep it off.
Coaching moves: The Detroit Lions have parted ways with special teams coordinator Danny Crossman.
The team announced Monday that Crossman would not return next season. The Lions hired running backs coach Curtis Modkins and tight ends coach Bobby Johnson. They announced Tim Lappano will move from coaching tight ends to receivers and Jeremiah Washburn was promoted to offensive line coach.
Entering draft: Notre Dame running back Cierre Wood announced Monday he is entering the NFL draft, deciding against returning for a final year of eligibility.
The 6-0, 215-pound senior, who did not play as a freshman, was second on the team this past season with 742 yards rushing on 114 carries, including 2 yards on four carries in a 42-14 loss to Alabama in the BCS title game. He sat out the first two games of the season after being suspended by coach Brian Kelly for violating team rules.
Deal pending: The Cleveland Browns are close to selling naming rights for their stadium to an energy company based in Akron, Ohio, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday.
The deal with FirstEnergy Corp. could be announced as early as Tuesday, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team and the company haven't discussed it publicly.
Cavs fall: DeMarcus Cousins had 26 points, 14 rebounds and six assists, and the Sacramento Kings snapped a four-game losing streak with a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, 124-118.
Jimmer Fredette and Cousins both scored eight points in the fourth quarter for the struggling Kings, who had allowed nearly 118 points per game during the losing streak and had three losses of 20 points or more.
Ichiro back: Ichiro Suzuki is looking forward to starting the baseball season the way he ended last season: as a member of the New York Yankees.
The Yankees and Suzuki finalized a $13 million, two-year contract in December that kept the 10-time All-Star. His batting average jumped from .261 with the Mariners to .322 with the Yankees, with five homers, 27 RBIs and 14 steals.
New sponsor: Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are on the same team now -- at least when it comes to sponsorship.
McIlroy officially made the switch to the swoosh as Nike confirmed one of the worst-kept secrets in golf, announcing it had signed a multi-year deal with the top-ranked Northern Irishman. The deal means Nike now has golf's two biggest names representing its brand.
Czisny out: Two-time U.S. figure skating champion Alissa Czisny has withdrawn from next week's nationals after dislocating her left hip.
Czisny was injured Saturday while performing her free skate at the Fox Cities Invitational in Appleton, Wis. She was treated at a local hospital and will have further evaluation. The U.S. Figure Skating Championships begin Jan. 24 in Omaha, Neb.