San Francisco Chronicle

Fairleigh Dickinson coach turns upset into new job at Iona


NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — Tobin Anderson is leaving NCAA Cinderella Fairleigh Dickinson after one fairy-tale season and replacing Rick Pitino at Iona.

Iona athletic director Matt Glovaski announced the hiring Tuesday, a day after Pitino left to take the job at St. John's.

Anderson led the No. 16 seed Knights to a win over No. 1 Purdue in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday.

Anderson led FDU to a 21-16 record and 10-6 in Northeast Conference play. FDU had a 4-22 record in 2021-22 before Anderson was hired from Division II St. Thomas Aquinas.

In other college basketball news, Mark Campbell was hired as TCU's women's coach after the former Oregon assistant took Sacramento State to its first NCAA Tournament in an impressive and quick turnaround.

Sacramento State was coming off a 3-22 season when Campbell was hired two years ago. The Hornets won 14 games in Campbell's first season, and then finished 25-8 with Big Sky regularsea­son and tournament titles.

ELSEWHERE Navratilov­a returns to TV ‘cancer-free’

Martina Navratilov­a returned to TV work at Tennis Channel for its coverage of the Miami Open, less than three months after saying she had throat cancer and breast cancer.

In an interview, Navratilov­a, 66, said she has been told by doctors that, “as far as they know, I'm cancer-free,” and she should be “good to go” after some additional radiation.

On the court at the Miami Open, Camila Giorgi hit 14 double-faults, blew a 5-0 lead in the final set and needed four match points before finally pulling out a 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4) victory over Kaia Kanepi in the first round. The match lasted 3 hours, 32 minutes, tying the longest on the WTA Tour this season.

Hockey: Linus Ullmark made 40 saves, Jake DeBrusk had the go-ahead goal and the NHL-best Boston Bruins continued their pursuit of the league's record for regular-season victories with a 2-1 win over visiting Ottawa.

In other games, Teuvo Teravainen scored the tiebreakin­g goal late in the third period as Carolina won at the New York Rangers 3-2. Matt Boldy scored at the overtime buzzer as Minnesota won at New Jersey 2-1. Boone Jenner tied it with 46.9 seconds left in the third period, Jack Roslovic scored the overtime winner for his second goal of the game and NHL-worst Columbus rallied to win at Washington 7-6. Travis Sanheim scored twice as host Philadelph­ia defeated Florida 6-3. Kirby Dach and Jonathan Drouin scored in the first period as Montreal beat visiting Tampa Bay 3-2. Luke Evangelist­a scored twice in a span of 39 seconds as part of a four-goal second-period surge in Nashville's 7-3 win at Buffalo.

College football: Suspended Alabama freshman defensive back Tony Mitchell drove over 141 mph while trying to evade deputies before his arrest on drug charges in the Florida Panhandle last week, authoritie­s said. Mitchell and another man, who was a passenger in Mitchell's car, were arrested Wednesday and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell or deliver, according to a Holmes County Sheriff 's Office arrest report.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from United States