Eagles coach’s troubled son found dead at 29
BETHLEHEM, Pa. — Garrett Reid, the troubled 29-year-old son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, was found dead Sunday in a dorm room at the club’s Lehigh University training camp, where he spends most of his summers with his father.
Police said the death was not suspicious, and the cause was under investigation. The coach’s oldest son had a long history of drug problems, once admitting “I liked being a drug dealer” and went to prison for a heroin-fueled car crash.
Reid’s death stunned the Eagles, who gathered for a team prayer before a morning walkthrough.
“This is a very difficult situation for us all,” quarterback Michael Vick said following practice — their first without their head coach in five years.
Owner Jeffery Lurie met with the team Sunday and told reporters afterward he expected Reid back this week. The Eagles host Pittsburgh in their preseason opener on Thursday night.
“There’s choices to be made when tragedy happens,” Lurie said, pausing to hold back tears. “You can become stronger and even more focused and learn from it and treat life as a challenge, or you can bow down. And Andy is somebody — he said to me, ‘I’m going to hit that curveball and hit it out of the park’ — and on the field and off the field. And that’s the message he wanted me to have.”
The police chief at Lehigh, Edward Shupp, said a 911 call was made at 7:20 a.m. about Reid, and that the 29-year-old was dead when a policeman arrived at the campus dormitory. The police and Northampton County coroner were investigating.
Alexandr Dolgopolov wins Citi Open
WASHINGTON — Second-seeded Alexandr Dolgopolov won the Citi Open on Sunday night for his first ATP World Tour 500 event title, beating fourth-seeded Tommy Haas 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-1.
The 25th-ranked Dolgopolov’s previous three finals appearances, including one victory, came in 250-level events.
There were two rain delays in the first set, one for about 15 minutes and the other for about 1 hour, 35 minutes.
Gordon wins rain-shortened race at Pocono
LONG POND, Pa. — In a race marred by the death of a fan hit by lightning, Jeff Gordon earned his first victory of the season on Sunday, taking advantage of an accident sparked by teammate Jimmie Johnson and going on to win when the race was called because of a downpour preceding the fatal storm.
After the race, Pocono officials said one person died and nine others were injured after a lightning strike in the parking lot behind the grandstand.
“You hate to hear something like that,” Gordon said. “Certainly our thoughts are with them.”
Gordon earned his 86th career victory, winning for the first time since September 2011 at Atlanta Motor Speedway to thrust himself into wild-card contention in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.
WR Justin Brown latest to leave Penn State
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Justin Brown is the second Penn State offensive starter to leave the team in the aftermath of NCAA sanctions.
The senior wideout’s name was dropped from the roster Sunday. He would have been a key target in the revamped passing game under new coach and former Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien.
Nine players have now left the team the past week following the sanctions, which included a four-year bowl ban for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. One of those players, though — quarterback Rob Bolden — was given permission to look at other schools before penalties were announced.
Bradley beats Furyk at Bridgestone
AKRON, Ohio — Keegan Bradley only wanted a chance to get into a playoff Sunday at Firestone. All it took was a clutch par, along with a stunning collapse by Jim Furyk, for Bradley to win the Bridgestone Invitational and wrap up a spot on the Ryder Cup team.
Bradley closed with a 6-under 64, and the final stroke was the most important — a 15-foot putt to save par from a plugged lie in the bunker.
Furyk, who led for 71 holes and looked solid throughout the final round, chopped up the 18th hole for a double bogey to throw away a chance at his first win since the 2010 Tour Championship. He missed the green from the fairway. His chip with one foot in the sand barely cleared the bunker and stayed in the thick collar. He hit a weak chip to 5 feet, and his bogey putt never had a chance.
Henry claims Reno-Tahoe Open
RENO, Nev. — J.J. Henry won the Reno-Tahoe Open for his second PGA Tour title, beating Brazil’s Alexandre Rocha by a point in the modified Stableford event.
Henry finished with 43 points. Players received eight points for double eagle, five for eagle, two for birdie and zero for par. They were docked a point for bogey and three points for anything worse.
Henry had three birdies on the front nine, then mostly stayed out of trouble on the mountain course’s more difficult back nine. He had four birdies and a bogey for seven points in the round.
Langer wins another 3M Championship
BLAINE, Minn. — Bernhard Langer rallied to win the 3M Championship for the second time in four years, shooting a 10-under 62 to overcome a six-stroke deficit.
The 54-year-old German finished at 18-under 198 at the TPC Twin Cities for his 15th Champions Tour title. He ended a 24-event victory drought, his longest on the 50-and-over tour.
By wire sources