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Southwest Texas coach Linda Sharp, who led Southern California to NCAA women’s championships in 1983 and 1984, has been hired as the first coach of the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA. … North Carolina sophomore Antawn Jamison said he will remain in school and forgo the NBA draft… . James Raymond LaCava, who boxed under the name of Jimmy Perrin, died Monday in New Orleans. He was 82.

Boston College linebacker Jermaine Monk, who underwent emergency brain surgery a week ago to remove an acute subdural hematoma, was transferred out of the neurological intensive care unit and into his own room… . Florida defensive back Elijah Williams faces a misdemeanor charge of obstruction for lying to police during a sexual battery investigation, the state attorney’s office said… . Trainer David Donk said the once-promising Ordway will skip the Kentucky Derby.