Stanford’s Tyrone Willingham, who led the Cardinal to a 7-3-1 record in his first season, was named Pacific-10 Conference Coach of the Year … Goalie Blaine Lacher, who has struggled in his second NHL season, was demoted by the Boston Bruins to their American Hockey League team in Providence … Frank Hammond, considered the first full-time professional tennis umpire, is dead at the age of 66.
McNeese State’s Bobby Keasler has been named the American Football Coaches Association 1-AA Region 4 Coach of the Year.
Houston guard Clyde Drexler has worked out a multi-year contract extension that virtually ensures he will finish his career with the Rockets… . Shawn Kemp, who averaged 23.3 points and 12.8 rebounds while leading the Seattle SuperSonics to a 3-1 record last week, was selected as NBA player of the week.… Colorado Rockies general manager Bob Gebhard, who needed just three seasons to build an expansion franchise into a playoff team, was given a promotion (executive vice president) and a two-year contract extension.
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