Sports Briefs 5-1-14

BRENT KALLESTAD Associated Press Published:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was issued a civil citation after sheriff's deputies said he walked out of a supermarket without paying for $32 worth of crab legs and crawfish.

The 20-year-old Florida State quarterback said he forgot to pay for the food. The offense was relatively minor but drew attention both because of his stature and because it was his latest brush with the law. Winston had been the subject of a much more serious, monthslong investigation into allegations that he had sexually assaulted a woman in December 2013. A prosecutor declined to charge him, citing a lack of evidence and gaps in the accuser's story.

Florida State baseball coach Mike Martin suspended Winston, a relief pitcher, indefinitely until he completes community service. Football coach Jimbo Fisher said in a statement that he supports Martin's decision.

• Basketball

Michigan signings: Michigan men's basketball coach John Beilein says the Wolverines have signed guard Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman of Allentown, Pa., Central Catholic to a national letter of intent.

The others are Kameron Chatman of Portland, Ore., Columbia Christian; D.J. Wilson of Sacramento, Calif., Capital Christian; Ricky Doyle of Cape Coral, Fla., Bishop Verot; and Austin Hatch of Fort Wayne, Ind., Loyola. They all signed in November.

Crawford honored: Clippers guard Jamal Crawford will be named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year for the second time in his career, a league official with knowledge of the award said.

The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league hasn't announced the award.

Clippers potential buyers: If Donald Sterling is compelled to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the list of potential buyers has more stars than their roster.

Oprah Winfrey is contemplating a bid. Sean Combs is a Knicks fan, but he wants in.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. wants the whole team. Matt Damon wants a tiny piece.

D'Antoni resigns: Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni has resigned after less than two seasons on the job. Lakers spokesman John Black confirmed D'Antoni's resignation Wednesday night.

• Football

Rankings to be released: The college football playoff selection committee will release a weekly top 25, starting Oct. 28, and panel members will be required to recuse themselves when a school they work for comes up for discussion.

The committee will chose and seed the four teams that will play in the national semifinal and pick some of the other teams that will play in the four other marquee New Year's bowls. The rankings will be released on Tuesday nights on ESPN.

Trio not guilty in stabbing: A jury has found three men not guilty in connection with the stabbing and attempted carjacking of Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Mike Adams last year.

The Allegheny County jury on Wednesday returned not guilty verdicts on all charges against Dquay Means and Michael Paranay. Jerrell Whitlock was found not guilty of the most serious offenses but convicted of a charge of flight to avoid apprehension.

Rice due in court: Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is due in a New Jersey courtroom today to face aggravated assault charges stemming from an incident with his then-girlfriend in an Atlantic City casino elevator.

• Elsewhere

Ray to make debut: The Detroit Tigers announced Wednesday that left-hander Robbie Ray will make his major-league debut Tuesday against the Houston Astros.

Ray, 22, was acquired this past offseason from the Nationals as part of the trade that sent starter Doug Fister to Washington.

Early favorite: California Chrome has been made the early 5-2 favorite for the 140th Kentucky Derby, with Hopportunity the second choice in the full field of 20 horses.

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