April 8, 2011 in Sports

Newsmakers

 

Hired Fresno State hired Rodney Terry as its new men’s basketball coach. Athletic director Thomas Boeh announced the move Thursday. The hire comes just weeks after Steve Cleveland stepped down to take a job in the athletic department. Terry had been an assistant under Rick Barnes at Texas the past nine seasons.

Announced Kansas twins Marcus and Markieff Morris are skipping their senior seasons with the Jayhawks, choosing instead to hire an agent and enter the NBA draft. The forwards from Philadelphia led the team in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots last season, when the Jayhawks went 35-3 and advanced to the regional finals as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

• Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is speaking publicly for the first time about his engagement and upcoming wedding to a woman he met at training camp in 2005. That woman is Ashley Harlan, a 26-year-old physician’s assistant.

Cleared Michigan State offensive lineman Arthur Ray Jr. has been cleared to practice this spring by the NCAA, four years after being diagnosed with leg cancer. The school says Ray was granted a waiver by the NCAA that enables him to participate. He had been medically disqualified so as not to count against the team’s scholarship limit.

Suspended Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard was suspended one game by the NBA for receiving his 18th technical foul of the season and teammate Quentin Richardson received a two-game suspension for shoving Charlotte’s Gerald Henderson in the face. Howard received a technical Wednesday in the second quarter against the Bobcats.

Arrested The mother of Miami Heat basketball star LeBron James was arrested by Miami Beach (Fla.) police after she was accused of assaulting a valet worker because it was taking too long to have her car delivered. Police said Gloria James had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath and her eyes were bloodshot when officers arrived at the hotel about 4:47 a.m. Thursday.


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