CMU coach fired, told gymnast to hide injury

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — Central Michigan has fired gymnastics coach Jerry Reighard after an investigation confirmed he disregarded medical staff in addressing athlete injuries. The school made the announcement Thursday, two months after it says Reighard told a student to lie about or cover up concussion symptoms. Athletic director Michael Alford said the findings could […]

Embiid (sore knee) sits, but Sixers take Game 3

NEW YORK — Philadelphia center Joel Embiid sat out Game 3 of the 76ers’ first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday because of left knee soreness. Greg Monroe started in Embiid’s place and had nine points and 13 rebounds. The Sixers won 131-115 to take a 2-1 series lead. Sixers coach Brett Brown credited […]

Texas Tech’s Moore hits transfer portal

Texas Tech Red Raiders freshman Khavon Moore, a former top-50 recruit, has entered the transfer portal, sources told ESPN. Moore, a 6-foot-7 forward, played just two minutes this season due to injury. He broke his leg during his senior season in high school and missed the first two months of the season. Moore then played […]

NCAA comes down on Cal Poly for books violation

The NCAA has placed Cal Poly on two years of probation and will force the school to vacate regular season and conference tournament records in “most of its sports programs” after an investigation concluded the school did not properly monitor its book scholarship program. In a 21-page report released Thursday, the NCAA said Cal Poly […]

Mavs’ Hardaway has surgery for stress fracture

DALLAS — Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. has undergone surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg and is expected to resume basketball activities before the start of training camp in September. The procedure announced Thursday came after Hardaway missed the last 11 games of the regular season. The sixth-year player averaged […]

Daniels’ zig costs Zags first staffer since 2013

SPOKANE, Wash. — Assistant coach Donny Daniels is leaving Gonzaga after nine seasons, the first change on the basketball coaching staff since 2013. The Spokesman-Review reports that Daniels, 64, plans to join Utah as director of basketball operations, which will reduce his workload since it won’t involve recruiting or on-court coaching. Daniels’ time at Gonzaga […]

Woodward named LSU AD to replace Alleva

Scott Woodward has left Texas A&M to become the new athletic director of the LSU Tigers. The move was announced Thursday. On Wednesday, Joe Alleva announced that he was stepping down and will transition into a new role at LSU. Woodward is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and graduated from LSU. He served as […]