Sports briefs

Lions sign wide receiver Brown

ALLEN PARK (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed wide receiver Brian Brown and waived wide receiver Dom Williams.

Brown, who played college football at Richmond, entered the NFL with Dallas last year as an undrafted free agent. He spent time on the practice squad for the Cowboys.

Brown was chosen as a second-team FCS All-American by the AP in 2016.

Ex-pitcher Burkett to bowl in PBA

GRAND RAPIDS (AP) — Former All-Star pitcher John Burkett is throwing a different kind of ball these days.

The former 20-game winner with the San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox is in the lineup for the PBA50 bowling tournament next week at Spectrum Lanes in Wyoming. reports Burkett lives in Southlake, Texas, and has competed in the PBA tour for players over 50 for four years.

His highest finish was fourth in 2015 in California and he has two 11th place finishes.

Burkett says he wanted to be a professional bowler before ever discovering baseball. He was 166-136 with 1,766 strikeouts in a 15-year career that began in earnest in 1987. He finished fourth in Cy Young Award voting in 1993 when he went 22-7 with the Giants.

Brown coach charged with assault

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The women’s basketball coach at Brown University has been charged with assaulting her husband.

Sarah Behn was arraigned Monday on a charge of assault and battery on a family or household member, according to Wrentham District Court.

The Providence Journal reports a police report filed in Foxboro, Massachusetts, says Timothy McGahan, Behn’s husband, told officers she pushed him and pinned him against a wall.

Behn became Brown’s head coach in 2014.