Blazers’ Lillard unanimous pick for top rookie
NBA: Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard was unanimously chosen the NBA’s Rookie of the Year on Wednesday.
Lillard, the sixth overall pick in last June’s draft out of Weber State, led all rookies with a 19-point scoring average. He also averaged 6.1 assists and 3.1 rebounds, playing in all 82 games this season.
Lillard broke Stephen Curry’s rookie record for 3-pointers in a season, finishing with 185.
• Bucks fire Boylan: A trip to the playoffs wasn’t enough to save Jim Boylan’s job with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Though Milwaukee made the playoffs for the first time in three years under Boylan, the decision was expected after the Bucks lost 12 of their last 16 games, finishing with a third straight losing season.
Munich creates all-German final
Soccer: Bayern Munich advanced to the Champions League final for the third time in four years, routing host Barcelona on 7-0 aggregate and advancing to the first all-German final against Borussia Dortmund.
Coasting from a 4-0 win in the first leg at home last week, Bayern beat host Barcelona 3-0 in the second leg on goals by Arjen Robben in the 49th minute and Thomas Mueller in the 76th around Gerard Pique’s own goal in the 72nd.
• MLS suspends pair: San Jose forward Steven Lenhart was suspended two games and fined an undisclosed sum for violent play and New England defender Chris Tierney was suspended for today’s game at Portland for a reckless challenge by the Major League Soccer disciplinary committee.
Wrestling schedules important congress
Miscellany: The federation for international wrestling says it will hold an “extraordinary” congress in Moscow later this month to discuss changes it hopes will help keep the sport in the Olympics.
FILA said its delegates will meet May 18 to talk about new competition rules and putting more women in leadership roles.
FILA acting President Nenad Lalovic, who is expected to be elected through 2014 during the congress, said it will be one of the most important meetings in the history of the sport.
• Appeal denied: A three-member appeals board has upheld NASCAR’s penalties against Penske Racing.
Team owner Roger Penske was on hand for the appeal, and has said the team was working in a gray area of the rule book when NASCAR confiscated parts from the rear suspensions of the cars for defending Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano.
NASCAR docked both drivers 25 points, fined the crew chiefs $100,000 each and suspended seven Penske team members.