Connecticut men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun was hospitalized Saturday after he collapsed following a 50-mile charity bicycle ride during which he fell and broke five ribs. Team spokesman Kyle Muncy said Calhoun, 67, was taken to the UConn Health Center in Farmington, where he was to be held overnight for observation and released today. Muncy said there were no other health concerns. Maureen McGuire, a spokeswoman for the hospital, said Calhoun told her he hit a pothole and fell with about 16 miles to go in the ride. He finished, but moments later he collapsed and was taken to the hospital. At the hospital, Calhoun was told he had broken ribs during the fall. The hospital said he fainted because of dehydration and trauma from the fall.
Track and field: : Texas A&M; swept the team titles at the NCAA track and field championships in Fayetteville, Ark. The Aggies had a dramatic finish to take the men's title, finishing with 48 points after a second-place showing in the 1,600-meter relay. That was the final event of the day, and if Texas A&M; had finished one spot lower, it would have ended up in a four-way tie for the championship with Florida, Florida State and Oregon. The women's finish was less tense. Texas A&M; ended up with 50 points, seven ahead of Oregon.
Men's basketball: : South Carolina's Devan Downey said he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning for his senior season. The All-Southeastern Conference guard averaged 19.8 points and 4.5 assists last season. ... UCLA guard Jrue Holiday has decided to remain in the NBA draft and will hire an agent, which will make him ineligible to return to the Bruins. As a freshman, Holiday averaged 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists.
Gay leads St. Jude; Mickelson flooded with fan support
The encouragement came at Phil Mickelson as he spent nearly 30 minutes signing autographs for fans after a steamy day that featured 21 holes. "We're praying for you," one fan offered. "We're praying for your wife," another said. And Mickelson, his eyes red, kept signing even as he moved away from a shady tree to take care of people waiting patiently in the baking sun. He didn't escape to the air-conditioned clubhouse until everyone still nearby was satisfied. It's nothing new for Mickelson, even after a long day where his putter remained balky in shooting a 2-under-par 68. That put him 10 strokes behind Brian Gay - who can punch his ticket to Bethpage Black and the U.S. Open if he finishes off a wire-to-wire victory today in the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn. Gay shot a second consecutive 4-under 66 to keep the lead by a stroke, this time over Bryce Molder (65) after the third round at TPC Southwind. But it's Mickelson almost everyone here is following, the world's No. 2 drawing the biggest crowds in only his second visit to TPC Southwind. With this his first event since announcing wife Amy's diagnosis of breast cancer, those fans seem to be trying to will Mickelson to birdies that might distract him from what the couple is dealing with, if even for a moment. "It's pretty flattering. The people here have been terrific,"
Sharapova ousted by Li, 6-4, 6-4, in Aegon semis
Maria Sharapova's Wimbledon preparations received a setback in a 6-4, 6-4 loss to Li Na of China in the Aegon Classic semifinals in Birmingham, England. The Russian served erratically to drop to 5-1 against the 20th-ranked Li. The former No. 1 player had been out for 10 months with a shoulder injury before returning to action last month at the French Open. "After such a long layover, every match and every situation is a different test to the body," said Sharapova, the 2004 Wimbledon champion. Li will play Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, who defeated Sania Mirza of India, 3-6, 6-0, 6-3.
Aegon Championship: : Andy Murray reached his first grass-court final, while Andy Roddick's quest for a fifth title at Queen's Club in London ended when he had to retire against James Blake with a foot injury. Murray beat Juan Carlos Ferrero, 6-2, 6-4, in their semifinal, before Roddick had to quit at 4-4 in the first set of his match against Blake. Roddick said the right-foot injury did not seem serious and he hoped to be ready when Wimbledon begins on June 22. "I'm going to do everything I can to play at Wimbledon," Roddick said. "We're scheduled to get it looked at again tomorrow and do some scans on it and see where we're at, but initial tests showed the stability was OK."
Gerry Weber Open: : Novak Djokovic defeated qualifier Olivier Rochus, 7-6 (7), 6-4, to reach the final in Halle, Germany, in which he will play Tommy Haas in a bid for his first grass-court title. Haas rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the third set to beat Philipp Kohlschreiber, 2-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (3), in an all-German semifinal at this Wimbledon tuneup. Haas, ranked No. 2 in 2002 but now No. 41, will be playing his first final since winning in Memphis, Tenn., in 2007.
Phelps edges Cochrane, wins 400 free at Santa Clara GP
Michael Phelps held off a late charge by his rivals to win the 400-meter freestyle at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix. Phelps, who lives in Fells Point, cruised to an early lead in the final, but he had to dig in over the final 100 meters to win in 3 minutes, 48.05 seconds under sunny, windy conditions at the outdoor pool. Ryan Cochrane of Canada pushed Phelps in the closing meters only to settle for second in 3:48.40. Robert Hurley of Australia was third in 3:48.49.
Soccer: : Christian Gomez and Jaime Moreno scored, Josh Wicks stopped Brian McBride's second-half penalty kick, and host D.C. United beat the Chicago Fire, 2-1. Gomez scored the winner on a free kick shortly before halftime, and Moreno scored his fifth goal of the season on a penalty kick for United (5-2-7), which won its second in a row. Chicago fell to 5-3-6. ... Crystal Palace Baltimore the Wilmington Hammerheads, 2-1, at UMBC Stadium. Machel Millwood scored the first goal of his Palace career to give Baltimore a first-half lead, and Val Teixeira added an insurance goal in the second.
- From Sun staff and news services