LEG­ENDARY HOOPSTER DONO­VAN DIES AT 56

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - — The As­so­ci­ated Press

Anne Dono­van, the Bas­ket­ball Hall of Famer who won a na­tional cham­pi­onship at Old Do­min­ion, two Olympic gold medals as a player and an­other as a coach, died Wed­nes­day of heart fail­ure. She was 56.

Dono­van’s fam­ily con­firmed the death in a state­ment.

Dono­van was at the Women’s Bas­ket­ball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn., last week­end, in a cer­e­mony at­tended by for­mer Univer­sity of Colorado coach Ceal Barry, who was in­ducted into the hall.

Dono­van, who was re­cruited out of high school by an­other CU coach, Rene Port­land, be­fore the cen­ter de­cided to go to Old Do­min­ion, was in­ducted into the Naismith Me­mo­rial Bas­ket­ball Hall of Fame in 1995, was part of the in­au­gu­ral class of the Women’s Bas­ket­ball Hall of Fame in 1999 and was in­ducted in the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2015.

The 6-foot-8 star coached both in col­lege and the WNBA. She be­came the first fe­male coach and the youngest per­son (42) to win a ti­tle in the WNBA, guid­ing the Seat­tle Storm to a cham­pi­onship in 2004.

Dono­van was a mem­ber of three Olympic teams as a player. The 1980 team did not go to Rus­sia be­cause of a boy­cott. The team won the gold in 1984 and 1988, and she coached the win­ning 2008 team.

Af­ter re­tir­ing, she was an as­sis­tant at Old Do­min­ion and coached at East Carolina Univer­sity from 1995-1998. She coached the Philadel­phia Rage in the Amer­i­can Bas­ket­ball League in 1997-98, com­pet­ing against the Colorado Xplo­sion, among other teams.

Mary­land line­man dies.

Jor­dan McNair, a Univer­sity of Mary­land foot­ball player hos­pi­tal­ized af­ter an or­ga­nized team work­out two weeks ago, has died.

Mary­land ex­ec­u­tive ath­letic direc­tor Da­mon Evans said McNair was hos­pi­tal­ized May 29 and died Wed­nes­day. The 6-foot-4, 325-pounder was 19.

The school would not dis­close the cause of death.

Cow­boys OG Martin gets huge con­tract.

TEXAS» A source said FRISCO, the Dal­las Cow­boys and Zack Martin have agreed to terms on an $84 mil­lion, six-year con­tract ex­ten­sion that will make the two-time all-pro the high­est-paid guard in the NFL.

The deal in­cludes $40 mil­lion guar­an­teed money and will be tacked on to the fi­nal year of his rookie con­tract, the source said.

Red­skins’ Williams ex­pects to be in train­ing camp.

VA.» Wash­ing­ton ASHBURN, Red­skins left of­fen­sive tackle Trent Williams says he ex­pects to be back for train­ing camp af­ter hav­ing surgery on his right knee.

The Pro Bowler missed six of 16 games last sea­son.

Nin­ers’ Good­win hon­ored.

FRAN­CISCO» San Fran­cisco 49ers wide re­ceiver Mar­quise Good­win has won the 2018 Ge­orge Halas Award from the Pro­fes­sional Foot­ball Writ­ers of Amer­ica.

The Halas Award is given to a NFL player, coach or staff mem­ber who over­comes the most ad­ver­sity to suc­ceed. Good­win had a career year on the field while deal­ing with fam­ily tragedies dur­ing the 2017 sea­son.

White Sox put Jones on DL.

CHICAGO» The Chicago White Sox have placed right-han­der Nate Jones on the 10-day dis­abled list with a mus­cle strain in his fore­arm.

Man­ager Rick Ren­te­ria says Jones told the team about the is­sue af­ter he faced three bat­ters dur­ing Tues­day night’s 5-1 vic­tory over Cleve­land, al­low­ing a hit, a walk and record­ing one out. The vet­eran re­liever got an MRI, and Ren­te­ria says the in­jury is “very mild.”

Mets’ Syn­der­gaard to get more rest.

AT­LANTA» Mets right-han­der Noah Syn­der­gaard has been pre­scribed more rest af­ter get­ting a sec­ond opin­ion on a strained lig­a­ment in his in­dex fin­ger. There is no im­me­di­ate timetable for his re­turn.

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