GOLDEN’S HORAN TO MISS TIME WITH U. S. SOCCER TEAM
chicago » Midfielder Lindsey Horan, a Golden High School alumna, will miss the U. S. women’s soccer national team’s upcoming training camp and matches against Russia because of a strained hip flexor.
Coach Jill Ellis is calling up 17- yearold midfielder Jaelin Howell, a junior at Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins, to replace Horan, who will remain with her club, the Portland Thorns, and rehab her injury.
Howell was a starter in the center midfield for the U. S. at the FIFA U- 17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan last fall. She is currently with the U. S. under- 23 women’s national team in Portland, Ore.
The U. S. is also without Morgan Brian, who is out with a knee injury.
Ex- Ram gets PGA start.
Former Colorado State and Poudre High School golfer Riley Arp will make his PGA Tour debut Thursday at the Shell Houston Open.
Arp, 29, who played for CSU from 2006- 10, shot a 10- under 62 at Cypresswood Golf Club in Spring, Texas, on Monday to qualify.
Trimble going to NBAB
college park, md. » Maryland junior guard Melo Trimble will skip his final year of collegiate eligibility to enter the NBA draft and will sign with an agent.
Trimble, who was a three- time all-Big Ten selection, led the team with 16.8 points per game. He is also one of four players in Maryland history to record 1,600 points, 400 assists and 150 steals.
• UNLV announced that Tony Baxter Jr., Zion Morgan and Jalen Poyser will not return next season.
• UMass hired Matt McCall as its next basketball coach. The 35-year-old McCall spent the previous two seasons in Chattanooga, where he led the school to the NCAA Tournament in 2016.
• Wayne Duke, the former NCAA executive who later served as commissioner of the Big Ten for 18 years, has died. He was 88. He had been living in Barrington, Ill., and had been in declining health. After serving for 11 years as assistant to Walter Byers, the first NCAA executive director, Duke became commissioner of the Big Eight conference in 1963 at the age of 34. He became Big Ten commissioner in 1971 and retired in 1989. Duke guided the Big Ten through the first stages of great growth in television coverage of college football. He also served on the NCAA men’s basketball committee as the tournament expanded from 32 to 40 to 48 teams.
• Nebraska forward Ed Morrow Jr. announced he intends to transfer to another school after the spring semester. Morrow was rated as high as a four- star prospect coming out of Simeon High School in Chicago in 2015. Morrow averaged 9.4 points and a team- leading 7.5 rebounds in 24 games as a sophomore.
• Miami ( Ohio) hired Purdue assistant Jack Owens as its coach.
University of North Dakota athletic department officials said budget cuts of $ 1.3 million ordered by the school president have forced them to eliminate three sports, including a women’s hockey program loaded with Olympians. The school also is dropping men’s and women’s swimming in order to meet UND president Mark Kennedy’s directive. … Ken Sparks, a football coach who won 338 games for Division II Carson-Newman to rank fifth on the NCAA’s all- time list, died. He was 73. Sparks spent his entire 37- year college head coaching career at Carson-Newman and went 338- 99- 2 before retiring in November. The only coaches with more career wins than Sparks are John Gagliardi ( 489), Joe Paterno ( 409), Eddie Robinson ( 408) and Bobby Bowden ( 377). … Former New York Red Bulls coach Mike Petke was introduced as the coach for Real Salt Lake. … The Red Bulls signed two- time MLS Golden Boot ( leading scorer) winner Bradley Wright- Phillips to a new contract. The London native is the franchise’s all- time leader in career goals in MLS with 70. Denver Post staff and wire services