Panthers claim Ross off waivers from Indianapolis

CHARLOTTE -- The Carolina Panthers have claimed center Pat Ross off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts.

To make room on the roster, the Panthers on Tuesday waived undrafted rookie tackle Eric Tunney.

The 6-foot-3, 305-pound Ross went undrafted out of Boston College in 2006. He's had stints on practice squads with New England, Seattle and Indianapolis.

The Panthers must reduce their roster from 89 players to 80 before the start of training camp next month.

• TRACK AND FIELD -- Clemson's longtime track coach, Bob Pollock, retired, a season after he was investigated by the State Law Enforcement Division.

Pollock and assistant track coach Charles Foster were accused of depositing more than $27,000 collected at campus track and field events into personal accounts. Pollock denied any wrongdoing and state prosecutor Bob Ariail decided in April not to bring charges, in part because the two coaches made full restitution.

Pollock brought Clemson national recognition during his 20 years. He coached two Olympic gold medalists: American Shawn Crawford won the 200 meters in Athens four years ago and Carlton Chambers was part of Canada's winning 4x100-meter relay team in Atlanta in 1996.

• COLLEGE FOOTBALL -- Clemson's Cullen Harper is a preseason candidate for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.

Harper is one of 26 players vying for the annual honor, named for the former Baltimore Colts quarterback. The award given each year since 1987 to the college football's top senior quarterback will be presented Dec. 5 in Baltimore.

• COLLEGE BASEBALL -- Jason Murray has resigned after four seasons as Charleston Southern's coach. Murray was 82-136 in the past four years. The Buccaneers were 18-35 last year, including 6-15 in Big South Conference play.

• PRO FOOTBALL -- Sen. Arlen Specter said he won't call for congressional hearings on the NFL's investigation of the Spygate scandal after previously threatening to do so.

Specter's office confirmed his comments a day earlier to the Philadelphia Daily News editorial board. Specter, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, had written in a Senate floor statement earlier this month that "I believe the NFL should step forward and embrace an independent inquiry."

• BASEBALL -- Johnny Buzhardt, who pitched for the Chicago Cubs and the White Sox in 11 major league seasons, has died. He was 71.

Buzhardt suffered a stroke several years ago and had been in declining health, according to the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. He died Sunday at his home in Prosperity.

Buzhardt pitched in the big leagues from 1958-68 with the Cubs, Philadelphia, the White Sox, Baltimore and Houston. His best years were with the White Sox when he went 9-4, 10-8 and 13-8 from 1963-65.

• LOCAL BASEBALL -- In Cooperstown, N.Y., the Chester Stampede won a pair of games Tuesday in the Cooperstown Dreams Park 10-and-under Summer tournament.

The Stampede defeated the Hoover, Ala., Hijackers, 3-0 in the first and agme the Blackstone Valley Pirates 6-0 in the second.

Trent Autry took the win in Game 1, while Dylan Burton led the Stampede at the plate with a 2-for-3 performance.

In Game 2, Luke Blancett took the win, while Autry went 3-for-4 at the plate.

The Stampede continue play today.