The Reporter (Vacaville)
Boeheim's coaching career at Syracuse ends
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.
NBA 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 on Wednesday, 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.
The NBA has said it is also looking into the matter,
and has not announced any sanctions — such as a suspension — against Morant.
MLB 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 from throwing until at least late May.
NFL JAGS CUT CB GRIFFIN TO SAVE $13.1M AGAINST SALARY CAP >>
The Jacksonville Jaguars cut high-priced 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.
The 27-year-old Griffin should have plenty of options to land elsewhere. He has started 72 games over six seasons with Seattle and Jacksonville. He had six interceptions for the Seahawks before signing a three-year, $40 million contract with the Jaguars in free agency in 2021.
HARRINGTON, LPGA FOUNDERS JOIN `24 GOLF HALL OF FAME CLASS >> Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington of Ireland, the late Tom Weiskopf and the remaining founders of the LPGA Tour were among those elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
The induction will be June 10, 2024, the Monday ahead of the U.S. Open in Pinehurst, North Carolina. The six inductees — the LPGA founders were voted as one — is the largest class since six were inducted in 2008.
Others to be elected by a 20-member panel of golf leaders, media and four Hall of Fame members were Sandra Palmer, whose 19 career wins on the LPGA Tour included two majors; three-time major champion Beverly Hanson; and former U.S. Open champion Johnny Farrell.