NCAA's Emmert pushes for stipends
College sports • NCAA President Mark Emmert is still determined to provide college athletes with $2,000 for expenses not covered by scholarships.
Convincing schools to go along with that might be as much about changing perceptions as changing the proposal.
In a surprise move last January, the Division I Board of Directors delayed implementing the stipends in the face of criticism from many colleges. The plan is still on hold, with a working group creating options that address the membership's concerns, but Emmert reiterated Wednesday his commitment to putting it into effect.
Jeter makes public visit after injury
MLB • Derek Jeter says his surgically repaired left ankle feels good and he expects to be the New York Yankees' starting shortstop on opening day.
Walking with a restrictive boot on his left foot, Jeter was at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night to surprise more than 500 children from New York City at his Turn 2 Foundation's holiday party. It was his first public visit to the Bronx since having surgery in late October to repair the ankle he broke in Game 1 of the AL championship series against the Detroit Tigers.
From wire reports