April 19, 2013 in Sports

Newsmakers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 

Out The NBA’s coaching carousel is already spinning in three cities, with more likely to come. Doug Collins resigned as coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. He got to choose his own path, while Byron Scott and Lawrence Frank didn’t have that option. Collins could have stayed on the 76ers’ sideline if he was so inclined. He will remain with Philadelphia as an adviser. Scott was fired after three seasons leading the Cleveland Cavaliers, while Frank is out after two years with Detroit.

Suspended The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says 2004 Olympic 200-meter champion Shawn Crawford has been suspended for two years for not giving full information about his whereabouts for out-of-competition drug testing. Crawford, of Culver City, Calif., had three “whereabouts failures” in 18 months, USADA said.

Agreed A person familiar with the situation tells the Associated Press that Los Angeles Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan has reached a tentative agreement to take over as men’s basketball coach at Rutgers.

Signed The San Francisco 49ers have signed tight end Cameron Morrah to a one-year contract, helping fill a void left by Delanie Walker’s departure to the Tennessee Titans.

Extended NBC Sports Group announced a 10-year contract extension to televise Notre Dame football games, doubling the length of its previous agreement. NBC and Notre Dame said the extension would begin in 2016 and run through the 2025 season. Terms were not disclosed, though the current five-year contract is reportedly worth an average of $15 million annually.

Activated Defenseman Matt Greene has been activated by the Los Angeles Kings after getting injured in the defending Stanley Cup champions’ season opener.

Died The kicker for the Oakland Raiders team that won the 1977 Super Bowl, Errol Mann, has died. He was 71. Mann died on April 11 at his home in Missoula, said Sunset Memorial Funeral Home. Mann also spent eight years kicking for the Detroit Lions.

Julius Menendez, who coached Muhammad Ali to the gold medal at the 1960 Olympics, has died. He was 90. San Jose State University says Menendez died April 14 in Gilroy, Calif., two days before his 91st birthday.


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