Duke loses another freshman to draft
Tyus Jones is the latest Duke freshman to enter the NBA draft, Coach Mike Krzyzewski said. Jones was selected as the most outstanding player at the Final Four after averaging 13 points and 4.5 assists in six NCAA tournament games. Jones joins fellow Duke freshmen Jahlil Okafor and Justise Winslow in declaring for the draft.
North Carolina State junior guard Trevor Lacey, Boston College junior guard Olivier Hanlan and Arkansas junior forward Michael Qualls are also declaring for the draft.
The Boston Bruins fired General Manager Peter Chiarelli after missing the playoffs for the first time in eight years and just four seasons after the franchise won its first Stanley Cup title since 1972.
NCAA champion goaltender Jon Gillies signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Calgary
Michael Phelps confirmed his intention to compete in a fifth Olympics next year in Rio de Janeiro, although the 18-time Olympic champion won’t swim in the world championships this summer.
The IndyCar Series docked driver Ryan Hunter-Reay three points and put him on probation for the next three races for his role in a three-car crash at the Grand Prix of Louisiana that collected Simon Pagenaud and Sebastien Bourdais last weekend.
Rafael Nadal, who has a 16-5 record this year, got the f lawless start he was hoping for at the Monte Carlo Masters, beating 21-yearold wild-card entry Lucas Pouille, 6-2, 6-1, in the second round. The clay surface also was kind to Roger Federer and defending champion Stan Wawrinka, who won his maiden Masters tournament last year at the Country Club. The seventh-seeded Wawrinka produced a convincing 6-1, 6-4 win over claycourt specialist Juan Monaco to join Nadal in the third round, and Federer spent less than one hour on court in a 6-2, 6-1 win over Jeremy Chardy.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame said that Thelma Coyne Long, an Australian who won 19 Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles or mixed doubles, died at 96.
I.K. Kim birdied her final three holes and four of the last five for a seven-under-par 65 and a twostroke lead in the LPGA’s Lotte Championship at Kapolei, Hawaii. South Korean players held the first five spots on the leaderboard: Na Yeon Choi, Inbee Park and rookie Sei Young Kim shot 67, and Jenny Shin was fifth after a 68.