The racist video from an Oklahoma fraternity won't divide the Oklahoma football team. The team's leaders made that clear Thursday.

Players released a statement on their social media accounts, saying they were committed to eradicating racism and calling for the expulsion of fraternity leaders connected to the video.

"It was initially, for everyone, an igniting issue, something that provoked a lot of feelings, as we've seen from all the reactions of it," said player Ty Darlington, who is white. "It was no different on our team. We're human beings. Every one of us had a lot of conflicting emotions. I think very quickly, we realized that whatever we do, we have to do it as a team, or else it was going to divide everyone."

The Sooners haven't practiced this week, instead demonstrating by walking together arm-in-arm and wearing black at Owen Field during the normal practice time.

Michigan starting lineman quits

•Michigan offensive lineman Jack Miller is passing up his final season of eligibility to pursue business opportunities. He started all 12 games last season.

Baseball

'Five-tool' Ferrell makes rounds

Telling everyone "I'm a five-tool guy," Will Ferrell was off on his barnstorming tour Thursday through five Arizona spring training games and every position on the field.

Wearing No. 19 at every stop, Ferrell got no action in the field until fielding a single in center for the Angels. He had one at-bat, striking out on three pitches for the Cubs.

Seattle pitcher Jordan Pries had a strategy with Ferrell behind him at second. "Honestly, I didn't want anything to go that way," he said.

Royals' Collins has Tommy John surgery

•Kansas City Royals lefthander Tim Collins underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery.

Golf

Chip-in saves the day

Brian Davis takes pride in his short game, which saved him from a rough finish Thursday and gave him the lead in the PGA Tour's Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla.

After back-to-back bogeys, Davis chipped in from 25 feet on the ninth green at Innisbrook for a 6-under 65, giving him a one-shot lead over past champion Sean O'Hair and Ricky Barnes after the opening round.

John Daly had no such success, shooting an 81 that included a four-putt on No. 14.

Women's hockey

Accused Buckeyes coach resigns

Ohio State women's hockey head coach Nate Handrahan sexually harassed players with inappropriate comments, according to an investigation that ended with the coach resigning.

Handrahan also violated university policy against whistleblower retaliation by intimidating and chastising team members after complaints were raised, according to the report.

Handrahan, 37, resigned Monday after he was told he would be fired the next day.

Handrahan frequently made sexual comments or innuendos about the female players and their boyfriends, according to interviews with 11 players, the report said.

Tennis

Fish returns after heart issue

Mardy Fish, playing competitive tennis for the first time in over 18 months, battled for 2 hours, 36 minutes before losing to fellow American Ryan Harrison 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (3) in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif. Fish, 33, from Edina, was once ranked No. 7 in the world, but he had not played on the ATP Tour since Aug. 20, 2013, because of heart problems that have plagued him since March 2012.

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