GAMBRELL DE­LAYS SIGN­ING WITH NHL, COMES BACK TO DU

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Dy­lan Gambrell, who was the San Jose Sharks’ top pick in the 2016 NHL draft, de­cided to de­lay his pro­fes­sional ca­reer and re­turn to the Univer­sity of Den­ver for his ju­nior sea­son. The de­ci­sion fur­ther makes the Pi­o­neers, the 2017 NCAA cham­pi­ons, the team to beat in 2017-18.

“We’re get­ting an All-Amer­i­can — an elite col­lege hockey player — back, and I’m re­ally proud of his ma­tu­rity for un­der­stand­ing what’s best for him, in that fact that he wants to get close to his de­gree and he wants to get to the level where he can walk right into the NHL,” DU coach Jim Mont­gomery told The Den­ver Post. “I’ve al­ways en­cour­aged our play­ers to not leave school (early) to play in the Amer­i­can Hockey League.”

DU will have three of the coun­try’s top for­wards next sea­son in Gambrell, class­mate Troy Terry of High­lands Ranch and Hen­rik Borgstrom, who led NCAA fresh­men with 22 goals last sea­son. Gambrell, 20, was the Pi­o­neers’ sec­ond-lead­ing scorer as a fresh­man in 2015-16, and the thirdlead­ing scorer be­hind Terry and Borgstrom last sea­son. Den­ver will re­turn its top four scor­ing for­wards, in­clud­ing Gambrell’s left-winger in ju­nior-to-be Jarid Luko­se­vi­cius.

Sch­lereth to leave ESPN for FS1.

For­mer Bron­cos of­fen­sive line­man and cur­rent an­a­lyst Mark Sch­lereth an­nounced he is leav­ing ESPN to join FS1 as an NFL stu­dio an­a­lyst. He will re­main a ra­dio host along­side Mike Evans on 104.3 The Fan.

Ac­cord­ing to Sport­ing News, the jump to FS1 was in the works for months as Sch­lereth is close to Jamie Horowitz, the re­cently ousted Fox Sports boss who worked with Sch­lereth at ESPN.

Sch­lereth was an NFL an­a­lyst at ESPN for 16 years and made reg­u­lar ap­pear­ances on “NFL Live,” “Sport­sCen­ter” and “Mike & Mike.” Although de­tails of his role at FS1 have yet to be an­nounced, he made his de­but on “Undis­puted” Tues­day morn­ing along­side for­mer team­mate Shan­non Sharpe and co-host Skip Bay­less.

“Money” May­weather owes $22M.

LAS VE­GAS» The IRS said boxer Floyd May­weather Jr. still owes $22.2 mil­lion in taxes from 2015, the year he earned his big­gest pay­day with a fight against Manny Pac­quiao.

A no­tice of a fed­eral tax lien filed against the un­de­feated fighter nick­named “Money” shows the bal­ance as un­paid as of March 6. The doc­u­ment was filed with county of­fi­cials in Las Ve­gas in April.

May­weather’s tax trou­bles come as he gets ready to come out of re­tire­ment to fight against Ir­ish MMA star Conor McGre­gor in Au­gust.

For­mer UCLA coach Bush dies.

LOS AN­GE­LES» Jim Bush, who guided UCLA to five NCAA track and field cham­pi­onships dur­ing his 20 years coach­ing the Bru­ins, died. He was 90.

Bush died Mon­day of can­cer at his home in Cul­ver City, said his wife, Fran­coise. He had de­cided to stop chemo­ther­apy treat­ment af­ter a re­cur­rence of can­cer two years ago.

Con­nolly co-medal­ist for CO Open.

EA­GLE» Bren­dan Con­nolly of Cas­tle Rock matched score­cards with Trevor Mur­phy of Saint Johns­bury, Vt., with six birdies and no bo­gies to fin­ish tied for first at Ea­gle Ranch Golf Course and take medal­ist hon­ors by two strokes at qual­i­fier No. 2 for the Colorado Open.

A 10-man play­off for seven spots and two al­ter­nates was held for those fin­ish­ing in a tie for ninth at 1-un­der­par 71. Steve Sch­neiter of Sandy, Utah, and Sam Nichamin of Avon se­cured the fi­nal two spots af­ter six holes. Brian Prouty of Tuc­son and Eric Hall­berg of Cas­tle Rock earned the first and sec­ond al­ter­nate spots.

Foot­note.

Colorado State cen­ter Jake Ben­nett was named to the 71-mem­ber Rim­ing­ton Tro­phy watch list. The tro­phy is awarded an­nu­ally to the most out­stand­ing cen­ter in col­lege foot­ball at the FBS level.

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