SPORTS BRIEFING

Potter Holiday Classic set

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Potter Holiday Classic with four boys basketball teams will be held Thursday and Friday at East Liverpool High School.

Thursday’s semifinals include East Palestine vs. Wheelersburg at 5 p.m., followed by East Liverpool vs. Cleveland Martin Luther King Jr. at 6:45 p.m.

On Friday, the consolation game will be at 5 p.m. and the championship game at 6:45 p.m.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students.

Hawks home for holidays

(AP) – With the Milwaukee Bucks playing today, the NBA’s longest Christmas drought will belong to the Atlanta Hawks, who haven’t appeared on the holiday since 1989. After the Hawks, the longest droughts will be held by Charlotte (no appearances in 29 seasons), Memphis (no appearances in 24 seasons), Toronto (2001), Sacramento (2003), Indiana (2004) and Detroit (2005).

Everyone else has played at least one Christmas game since 2009.

Meyer will be assistant AD

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer will teach a class in the university’s business school and become an assistant athletic director after he retires following the Rose Bowl.

Meyer will co-teach “Leadership and Character” during the spring semester and be available to up to 198 students. Meyer’s teaching partner will be Army Lt. Col. Charles Buchanan, a senior lecturer at the business school who spent 15 years serving tours in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kosovo.

Clemson may miss three

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Monday that star defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence and two other players failed NCAA tests for performance enhancing drugs and might not play in the Cotton Bowl against No. 3 Notre Dame.

Swinney said at a news conference Monday at AT&T Stadium that the NCAA informed Clemson trace amounts of ostarine were found in samples given by Lawrence, reserve offensive tackle Zach Giella and freshman tight end Braden Galloway. Ostarine, also known as enobosarm, is used to treat osteoporosis, but can also act like an anabolic steroid.

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