SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- People who knew former Oklahoma quarterback Steve Davis say his passion for flying began before he arrived at the school and led the Sooners to back-to-back national championships in the 1970s.
He and friend Wes Caves, a Tulsa, Okla., businessman, were the flight crew on the private jet, owned by Caves, that crashed into a northern Indiana neighborhood, National Transportation Safety Board investigator Todd Fox said Monday. Davis, 60, and Caves, 58, died. Three others were injured, including two passengers.
Fox said he had minimal information about the pilots, but said both had pilots' certificates and both had multi-engine aircraft certificates. During his football career, Steve Davis went 32-1-1 as the Sooners' starter from 1973 to 1975, starting every game of Barry Switzer's first three seasons as head coach.
Changing QBs: The Tennessee Titans switched backup quarterbacks all in the span of a few hours, going from veteran Matt Hasselbeck to Ryan Fitzpatrick.
A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that the Titans agreed to a two-year deal with Fitzpatrick, the former Buffalo Bills quarterback.
Scheduling problem: The Baltimore Ravens could open the season on the road because of a scheduling conflict with baseball's Orioles.
The NFL traditionally kicks off the season with the Super Bowl champion as the host team on the Thursday night after Labor Day. But the Orioles are scheduled to be home that night at Camden Yards, which is located close by M&T Bank Stadium.
Game changed: A winter storm has postponed Fairfield's game against Kent State in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament until Wednesday. The game was scheduled for tonight at Kent State's M.A.C. center on campus, but bad weather in the East forced a delay in Fairfield's travel plans. The team had been expected to arrive in Ohio on Monday night, but won't be arriving until this afternoon.
Caribbean finals: Late lineup addition Moises Sierra hit a tying RBI double in the fifth, Jose Reyes added a go-ahead single two batters later and the Dominican Republic reached the championship of the World Baseball Classic with a 4-1 win against the Netherlands.
Now, it's Dominican Republic vs. Puerto Rico, Take Two, for the title. The teams will play tonight at AT&T Park just three days after the Dominicans (7-0) won Saturday.
Woods and Vonn: Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn confirmed they're dating.
Two months after rumors began circulating in Europe, Woods and Vonn posted separate items on their Facebook pages Monday to announce their relationship.