Former Notre Dame star Tim Brown heads a class of 24 players who will be enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame today in South Bend, Ind.

Brown, the Heisman Trophy winner in 1987, was worried the enshrinement might not be held in South Bend after Hall officials announced last September the facility will move to Atlanta. But construction in Atlanta has not yet begun.

"I'm glad they got me in this year so I can be back in South Bend," the former Raiders star.

Others being honored include quarterback Gino Torretta (Pinole Valley High/Miami), who won the Heisman in 1992; receiver Ken Margerum (Stanford); linebacker Chris Spielman (Ohio State); and coach John Robinson (USC and UNLV).

  • Former Newark Memorial High basketball player Khion Sankey signed a letter of intent to play at Sheridan Junior College (Wyo.). He averaged 14.6 points and eight rebounds per game last season for the Division I state runner-up Cougars.

    NFL

    The league suspended Green Bay defensive end Johnny Jolly without pay for the 2010 season and perhaps beyond. Jolly is facing drug charges in Houston after his July 2008 arrest for possession of at least 200 grams of codeine.

  • Seattle linebacker Leroy Hill will miss the opener against the 49ers on Sept. 12 after being suspended without pay by the league. His punishment also includes missing an additional game check. He received probation from a January 2009 arrest on marijuana possession. Hill was also arrested in April for investigation of domestic violence. That trial will start July 23.


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  • Seattle safety Kevin Ellison has a court date of Oct. 5 after pleading not guilty to drug possession in Torrance. He's free on $10,000 bail. Ellison was released by San Diego after he was arrested May 24 for allegedly possessing 100 Vicodin pills but no prescription.

    Golf

    Robert Garrigus had a 7-under 65 and shared the second-round lead with Alameda's Matt Bettencourt at 10-under 134 at the PGA Tour's Reno-Tahoe Open. Bettencourt (69) bogeyed the last two holes at Reno's Montreux course. They are two shots ahead of John Mallinger (67).

  • Tommy Gainey shot a 6-under 66 and held a one-stroke lead at the Nationwide Tour's Chiquita Classic. He was at 14-under 130 at TPC River's Bend (Ohio).

  • Jeremy Roenick and Jack Wagner shared the first-round lead with 26 points at the American Century Celebrity Championship at Edgewood in Stateline, Nev. Billy Joe Tolliver was a point back in the modified Stableford scoring format.

  • Lauren Kim of Los Altos shot a 3-under 68 on Thursday for a 3-over 145 total and a two-stroke win in an AJGA New Jersey event at White Beeches. Alamo's Stephanie Hsieh tied for 10th at 155.

    Motor sports

    A NASCAR trucks race was postponed because of a power failure at Gateway International Raceway (Ill.). The race was moved to today at 10:30 a.m. Kevin Harvick won the pole.

    Soccer

    Argentine Gerardo Martino agreed to coach Paraguay's national team through next year's Copa America. Martino led Paraguay to the World Cup quarterfinals.

    WNBA

    Tamika Catchings had 23 points and 11 rebounds to help host Indiana (12-7) to an 89-70 win over Atlanta (14-7). ... Erin Thorn had 15 points to lead visiting Chicago (10-11) to an 80-68 win over Los Angeles (5-14). ... Ivory Latta scored 15 points, all on 3-pointers, to help Tulsa (4-15) to a 75-70 win over host San Antonio (6-12).

    Boxing

    Junior welterweight Zab Judah (39-6) stopped Santa Cruz's Jose Armando (28-5) with a straight right in the third round in Newark, N.J.

    Bay Area News Group contributed to this digest.