Around the horn: Top 5 sports stories from Thursday
• Lance Armstrong is reported to have met with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, seeking a “path to redemption.” He is speculated to be preparing for a confession, but there is no answer as to what Armstrong’s plan is.
• The Washington Redskins’ future is cloudy as it is uncertain when Robert Griffin III will be able to return from a knee injury. Head coach Mike Shanahan is under scrutiny for leaving Griffin in the game after he went down.
• Head coach Mike Mularkey of the Jacksonville Jaguars was fired today after the worst season in franchise history for the team. Possible candidates for replacement include Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears and Brian Schottenheimer of the 49ers.
• The Pac-12 2013 football schedule was released today in full. Arizona will begin its season on Saturday, August 31 against NAU, and will be facing opponents such as UNLV, Cal, and Washington State.
• The Basketball Hall of Fame announced its top 20 candidates for the 2013 Bob Cousy Award, and Arizona’s own Mark Lyons is on the list. The award recognizes dominant point guards in college basketball. These finalists will be narrowed down to 10 in early February.