April 18, 2010 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Declared Georgetown center Greg Monroe declared for the NBA draft and plans to sign with an agent, skipping his last two seasons of college eligibility. Hoyas coach John Thompson III said in a statement released by the school that Monroe made an “educated decision.” The 6-foot-11 Monroe was a third-team AP All-American as a sophomore after averaging 16.1 points, 9.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.5 blocks.

Committed Point guard Josh Selby, one of the nation’s top high school players, has decided to attend Kansas. The 6-foot-3 Selby starred at Lake Clifton High School in Baltimore and will likely step right in to replace departing senior Sherron Collins as the Jayhawks’ point guard. He has been rated as high as No. 4 overall in this year’s class by various scouting services.

Recalled The Pittsburgh Penguins recalled defenseman Ben Lovejoy from the AHL to help replace defenseman Jordan Leopold, who had to be helped off the ice after being hit in the head during Pittsburgh’s NHL playoff game Friday against Ottawa. Leopold was leveled by an elbow from Senators defenseman Andy Sutton late in the first period of Pittsburgh’s 2-1 victory in Game 2. Leopold has had several concussions and it is uncertain when he might return. Leopold will not play in Game 3 tonight.

Scattered The ashes of Pimlico general manager Chick Lang were scattered in the Preakness winner’s circle in keeping with his wishes. Lang was honored before the first race of the spring meet. His ashes were carried on horseback around the mile oval and spread near the cupola. He died March 18 at 83. Lang was known as Mr. Preakness. He worked at Pimlico from 1960 to 1987, helping elevate the status of the second leg of racing’s Triple Crown.

Testified More former Montana State women’s basketball players testified that former coach Robin Potera-Haskins was deceitful and disrespectful, and an investigative committee member countered claims the coach’s firing was based on sexual discrimination. “I was constantly being put down and belittled,” Kati Burrows testified Friday during a trial in Potera-Haskins’ lawsuit against MSU in Butte. “I was constantly called fat, overweight, slow,” Burrows said.


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