Tierney leaves Princeton to coach at Denver
Longtime Princeton lacrosse coach Bill Tierney is leaving the Tigers for a position at the University of Denver. Tierney spent 22 seasons with Princeton, leading the Tigers to six NCAA championships and 14 Ivy League titles. His career record at Princeton was 238-86. The Hall of Fame coach will succeed Jamie Munro, who resigned last month after compiling a 91-70 record in 11 seasons. Tierney, who was a Johns Hopkins assistant from 1985 to 1987, inherits a team that finished 7-8 this spring. In his time at Princeton, Tierney led the Tigers to 10 NCAA Final Fours and eight championship games. He coached 26 first-team All-Americans.
UM women hire Chinn; Floyd resigns at USC
Former Seton Hall assistant Marlin Chinn, a Washington native, was named women's assistant coach at the University of Maryland. Chinn, a 1992 graduate of Hampton and an Archbishop Carroll alum, spent the past four seasons as an assistant with the Pirates - the past three as Phyllis Mangina's top assistant and recruiting coordinator. Chinn was an assistant at Mount St. Mary's from 1998 to 2005.
Southern California: : Tim Floyd resigned as men's coach after allegations that he give $1,000 in cash to a man who helped steer former star player O.J. Mayo to the Trojans. Floyd submitted a one-paragraph letter to USC athletic director Mike Garrett saying he was quitting after four seasons because he no longer had full enthusiasm for his job.
Villanova: : Point guard Scottie Reynolds, who in March led Villanova to its first Final Four appearance since the Wildcats won the 1985 national championship, said Tuesday that he has removed his name from the NBA draft and will return for his final college season.
North Carolina: : Forward Jessica Breland, the women's team's leading returning scorer and rebounder, is being treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma, which was diagnosed last month. She is receiving chemotherapy treatments at UNC Hospitals, and they are expected to continue into the fall.
Ken Green's brother, girlfriend killed in crash
Pro golfer Ken Green's brother and girlfriend were killed in a recreational vehicle accident in which Green also was hurt. Green was driving on Interstate 20 near Hickory, Miss., on Monday when the right front tire of his RV blew out. Green was unable to control the vehicle and ran off the road and down an embankment before hitting a large oak tree. Passengers William Y. Green, of Indiantown, Fla., and Jean Marie Hodgin, of Greensboro, N.C., were killed in the wreck. William Green is Ken Green's brother and caddie. Hodgin was the golfer's girlfriend. Ken Green was flown to University Medical Center in Jackson for treatment with unspecified injuries, and was listed in good condition in intensive care Tuesday.
Report: Driver Mayfield tested positive for meth
Driver Jeremy Mayfield tested positive for methamphetamine during a random drug screening May 1 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, ESPN The Magazine has learned from two independent sources. NASCAR suspended Mayfield from driving the No. 41 Mayfield Motorsports Toyota on May 9 for a violation of its substance-abuse policy.
Poker winnings frozen, advocacy group says
An advocacy group for online poker said the federal government has frozen more than $30 million in the accounts of payment processors that handle the winnings of thousands of online poker players. The Justice Department long has maintained that Internet gambling is illegal, a view that the poker group challenges. The Poker Players Alliance said the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York instructed three banks - Citibank, Goldwater Bank and Alliance Bank of Arizona - to freeze the accounts.
Horse racing: : Belmont Stakes runner-up Dunkirk has had surgery for a leg injury but is expected to return to racing as early as this fall. Dunkirk fractured his left hind cannon bone during Saturday's race. Trainer Todd Pletcher says he anticipates a full recovery.
NFL: : Former Chicago Bears fullback Roland Harper, 56, was sentenced to a year of house arrest for acting as a front man in a $1.5 million fraud involving a landscaping contract for Chicago public schools. ... Pio Sagapolutele, a defensive lineman who played five years for the Cleveland Browns and started in the 1997 Super Bowl for the New England Patriots, died Saturday of an aneurism in Chandler, Ariz. He was 39. ... U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Frank Santoro, who rejected Michael Vick's first bankruptcy plan, warned the suspended NFL star's lawyers that they have just one more chance to file a workable proposal for repaying the millions he owes to creditors.
Tennis: : Roger Federer pulled out of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany, saying he is "exhausted" after his French Open win.
Boxing: : Mike Tyson has married for a third time, two weeks after his 4-year-old daughter died in a treadmill accident. The owner of the La Bella Wedding Chapel at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino said the former heavyweight champion and his bride, Lakiha Spicer, exchanged vows Saturday.
Baseball: : Ex-Orioles pitcher Ben McDonald, the first overall pick in the 1989 draft, will appear at a coaching luncheon, 1:30-3:30 p.m. today at Hightopps Backstage Grill in Timonium. Tickets can be purchased for $35 by calling API Sports at 410-472-3500 or for $50 at the door.
- From Sun staff and news services