Woman arrested after Portland State basketball player killed

Police in Oregon have arrested a woman following the shooting death of a Portland State University basketball player.

Police in Portland say 30-year-old Tamena Strickland was taken into custody late Friday after the shooting death of 22-year-old Deante Strickland.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Deante Strickland’s uncle, Damian Strickland, said Tamena Strickland is Deante Strickland’s sister.

Tamena Strickland is being held in the Multnomah County Detention Center without bail on suspicion of murder and two counts of attempted murder.

Authorities say the shooting occurred at a house and that two women were also injured by gunfire and sustained what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

College football: Alabama coach Nick Saban denies offering a job to ex-Ohio State assistant Zach Smith last year, citing the results of a background check as the reason.

The Crimson Tide’s connection with Smith surfaced with the release Friday of former Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer’s texts and emails by Ohio State after an external investigation into what he knew about allegations of domestic violence made by Smith’s ex-wife, Courtney Smith.

Meyer fired Smith in July 2018. Months earlier, Saban talked to Smith about a job.

“I really never did offer this guy a job,” Saban said at the Tide’s media day.

NFL: The New Orleans Saints are giving running back Jacquizz Rodgers a chance to make his third different team in the NFC South Division.

Rodgers, 29, has played eight seasons in the NFL with Atlanta, Chicago and Tampa Bay.

• The Minnesota Vikings signed cornerback Bene Benwikere, who has spent time with six teams over his first five NFL seasons, since being drafted by Carolina in the fifth round out of San Jose State in 2014. Last year, he started eight games for Arizona before finishing the year with Oakland.

NHL: The Buffalo Sabres avoided arbitration rulings by reaching agreements to sign defenseman Jake McCabe and goalie Linus Ullmark. McCabe agreed to a two-year, $5.7 million contract; Ullmark agreed to a one-year, $1.325 million contract.

Motor sports: Defending race champion Chase Elliott won the pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International.

• Penske Racing’s Austin Cindric, 20, won on the road course at Watkins Glen, his first victory in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series, holding off AJ Allmendinger in the final two laps.

• After his brilliant win at the rain-soaked German Grand Prix last weekend, Max Verstappen had a near-perfect lap at the Hungarian GP to take the first pole position of his Formula One career.

Horse racing: Trainer and co-owner Jerry Hollendorfer’s Vasilika made a late run but fell a half-length short in a third-place finish in the Grade 2, $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap at Del Mar near San Diego. Beau Recall used an inside rally to edge pacesetter Storm the Hill by a nose.

WNBA: Kelsey Mitchell scored 20 points, Tiffany Mitchell added 17 points and the host Indiana Fever pulled away late to beat the Minnesota Lynx 86-75. … Diamond DeShields had 12 points, 12 rebounds and six assists as the Chicago Sky won 87-75 at the Atlanta Dream. … Kayla McBride had 21 points, including five in the final 30 seconds, in visiting Las Vegas’ 75-70 victory over Dallas.

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