Sports Briefs

BASKETBALL

NEW YORK (AP) — The Big3, the 3-on-3 league involving former NBA players such as Allen Iverson that will debut this summer, will hold its draft next week.

The league will hold a draft lottery on April 28, its combine the next night and the draft on April 30. The draft will be held at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

More than 70 players have signed up to play in entertainer Ice Cube’s league, including former NBA stars such as Latrell Sprewell, Charles Oakley, Chauncey Billups and Steve Francis. They will divided among eight teams: 3’s Company, Three-Headed Monsters; Killer 3s; Ghost Ballers; Trilogy, Tri-State, Power and Ball Hogs.

Hall of Famers Julius Erving, Clyde Drexler, George Gervin, Rick Barry and Gary Payton are scheduled to be coaches.

The league begins play June 25, with the first game set for Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Pro Football Hall of Fame will host the Division III football championship game in 2020 and 2021.

Also awarded to the hall by the NCAA was the 2022 men’s volleyball championship for that division.

The football title games will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The volleyball championship will be staged in the Performance Center at Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village.

“We are thrilled to host the NCAA championship games in Canton and showcase Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village,” says Steve Strawbridge, chief administrative officer at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “Our team will be ready to support Visit Canton and the OAC (Ohio Athletic Commission) to provide a great experience for the athletes and fans attending these events.”

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