Duke loses an­other fresh­man to draft

Los Angeles Times - - BASEBALL -

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.

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