Former Detroit Northwestern track star Henry Carr, who won two gold medals at the 1964 Summer Olympics, died Friday in Griffin, Ga., after a long battle with cancer. He was 73.
After winning gold medals in the 200 meters and anchoring the winning 4-by-400-meter relay team in the Tokyo Games, Carr played three seasons as a defensive back for the New York Giants in 1965-67. The funeral is set for Saturday in Griffin.
Golf: Michigan State women’s coach Stacy Slobodnik-Stoll won the Golf Association of Michigan Women’s Mid-Amateur title for a record-setting eighth time Monday at the West Shore Golf & Country Club in Grosse Ile. She won on the first sudden-death playoff hole with a birdie on the par-five 17th. She sank a 15-foot putt to defeat Ashely Crain.
Hockey: Ryan Hardy was named director of player personnel for the Ann Arbor-based National Team Development Program. Hardy spent the last two years as the assistant director of player personnel at the NTDP after working for as an NHL amateur scout in 2012-13.
College football: Defending Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion Ferris State was rated No. 2 in the nation in the first NCAA Division II preseason poll. Quarterback Jason Vander Laan and defensive lineman Justin Zimmer were named to the preseason All-America team.