Marin Independent Journal
Boeheim's Syracuse career ends, Autry set to take over
Basketball Hall of Famer Jim Boeheim's 47-year tenure as coach at Syracuse ended Wednesday, with the university saying Orange assistant Adrian Autry has been promoted into the job.
The move came less than three hours after Syracuse lost to Wake Forest in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, after which Boeheim hinted at retirement but said it would ultimately be the university's decision.
Then came the news from the school: “Today, as his 47th season coaching his alma mater comes to an end, so too does his storied career at Syracuse University. Associate Head Coach Adrian Autry `94, one of Boeheim's former players and longtime assistant, has been named the program's next head coach.”
The 78-year-old Boeheim's record in his 47 seasons, officially, was 1,015-441. That reflects 101 wins taken away by the NCAA for violations between the 2004-07 and 2010-12 seasons.
MORANT TO MISS 4 MORE GAMES, COLORADO POLICE SAY NO CHARGES >>
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant will be away from the team for at least four more games, the team said, shortly after police announced that he will not face charges in Colorado related to the livestreamed video is which he appeared to be displaying a gun in a strip club.
Meanwhile, the Glendale
Police Department said it looked into the video, which was a stream that Morant showed on his Instagram channel while he seemed to be holding a firearm, and found no proof that a crime was committed. Glendale is an enclave surrounded by the city of Denver.
MONTAS WASN'T FULLY HEALTHY WHEN TRADED TO YANKEES FROM A'S >>
Frankie Montas said that his shoulder wasn't fully healthy when he was acquired by the New York Yankees at the trade deadline last season, but the right-handed starter said he tried to “push through” after joining his new team.
Montas, who went 1-3 with a 6.35 ERA in eight starts last season after being obtained from Oakland, is recovering from shoulder surgery that will keep him fromthrowing until at least late May.
JAGS CUT CB GRIFFIN TO SAVE $13.1M AGAINST SALARY CAP >> The Jacksonville Jaguars cut highpriced cornerback Shaquill Griffin, a move that was months in the making and will save the team $13.1 million against the salary cap.
Griffin tweaked his back early last season and was essentially benched before going on injured reserve. He was scheduled to count $17.1 million against the cap next season, a number too big for a team doing everything it can to create enough space to sign a few key guys in free agency and afford its draft class.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE >> Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's goal lifted Bayern Munich past Paris Saint-Germain and into the quarterfinals of the Champions League. After former PSG forward Kingsley Coman scored in the first leg, Choupo-Moting — another former PSG player — extended Bayern's lead in the second leg in a 2-0 victory Wednesday to complete a 3-0 win on aggregate in the Champions League round of 16 . ... AC Milan advanced to the quarterfinals after holding 10-man Tottenham to a goalless draw.
Brahim Diaz' strike in the first leg of the round-of-16 matchup was enough to separate the teams as even the return of manager Antonio Conte could not inspire a comeback from Spurs.
FLYERS' DEANGELO SUSPENDED 2 GAMES FOR SPEARING PERRY >>
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Tony DeAngelo was suspended two games by the NHL for spearing Tampa Bay's Corey Perry during a scrum in front of the net.
DeAngelo received a major penalty and a game misconduct Tuesday for pushing a stick into Perry's lower body. The action set off a more intense scrum.
SHARKS COACH DAVID QUINN FINED $25,000 FOR BERATING REFEREE >>
San Jose Sharks coach David Quinn was fined $25,000 for his profanity laced tirade against a referee that led to a game misconduct.
The NHL announced the penalty for “conduct demeaning the officials” by Quinn during last Saturday's 8-3 loss to the Capitals.
Quinn started yelling at referee Gord Dwyer following a clipping penalty called on San Jose forward Kevin Labanc in the third period. Quinn was given a game misconduct and continued yelling and cursing at Dwyer before finally leaving the bench.