Pro basketball NBA draft early entries Mario Austin...


April 19, 2002

Pro basketball

NBA draft early entries

Mario Austin, sophomore, f, Mississippi State

Curtis Borchardt, junior, c, Stanford

Caron Butler, sophomore, f, Connecticut

Marcus Haislip, junior, f, Tennessee

Casey Jacobsen, junior, f, Stanford

Jared Jeffries, sophomore, f, Indiana

Roger Mason Jr., junior, g, Virginia

Kareem Rush, junior, f, Missouri

Jamal Sampson, freshman, c-f, California

Theron Smith, junior, f, Ball State

Marcus Taylor, sophomore, g, Michigan State

Dajuan Wagner, freshman, g, Memphis



ANGELS: Activated P Troy Percival. Optioned P Brendan Donnelly to Triple-A Salt Lake.

BREWERS: Fired manager Davey Lopes. Named Jerry Royster interim manager. Added Cecil Cooper to coaching staff.

CARDINALS: Placed P Andy Benes on 15-day DL with arthritic knee. Placed former Orioles P Garrett Stephenson on 15-day DL with lower back strain. Recalled P Josh Pearce and P Mike Crudale from Triple-A Memphis.

MARINERS: Sent IF Ron Wright outright to Triple-A Tacoma.

TWINS: Placed P Joe Mays on 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 15, due to inflammation near right elbow. Recalled P Matt Kinney from Triple-A Edmonton.

WHITE SOX: Agreed to minor-league contract with OF Jose Canseco.


BULLS: Announced resignation of assistant coach Norm Ellenberger.

SUNS: Signed coach Frank Johnson to multi-year contract.

LIBERTY (WNBA): Acquired G-F Korie Hlede from Starzz for first-round drift pick.

MIRACLE (WNBA): Acquired C Clarisse Machanguana from Sting for No. 7 overall draft pick.


CENTENNIAL CONFERENCE: Named Franklin & Marshall's Alexis O'Meara (Severn) women's lacrosse Player of the Week.

NEW ENGLAND SMALL COLLEGE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE: Named Amherst's Liz Martin women's lacrosse Player of the Week.

FLORIDA CITRUS COMMISSION: Ended 19-year sponsorship of Citrus Bowl.

BALL STATE: Signed Tim Buckley, men's basketball coach, and Tracy Roller women's basketball coach, to three-year contract extensions.

CONCORDIA-MOORHEAD: Named Troy Odegaard women's basketball coach and Bob Kohler women's basketball assistant coach.

CONNECTICUT: Announced that sophomore F Caron Butler will make himself available for NBA draft.

HOFSTRA: Named Felisha Legette-Jack women's basketball coach.

INDIANA STATE: Announced that men's basketball sophomore F Matt Berry intends to transfer.

IONA: Named Tony Bozzella women's basketball coach.

IOWA: Extended contract of women's basketball coach Lisa Bluder for five years through 2008-09.

JACKSONVILLE: Announced that junior G Travis Robinson will make himself available for NBA draft.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE: Named Donnie Tyndall men's associate basketball coach and Jennifer Grandstaff and Kelly Chastain assistant women's basketball coaches.

ROCHESTER: Named Daniel Fichter assistant football coach.

WEST VIRGINIA: Named John Beilein men's basketball coach.


DOLPHINS: Waived DT Otis Pitts.

EAGLES: Released WR Reggie Torian.

RAIDERS: Agreed to terms with free-agent LB Roman Phifer, who had been with Patriots.

TEXANS: Signed free-agent LB Jeff Posey, who had been with 49ers.

TITANS: Agreed to terms with free-agent FB Greg Comella, who had been with Giants. Agreed to terms with OL Gennaro DiNapoli.


BLUE JACKETS: Returned RW Matt Davidson to AHL Syracuse.

MAPLE LEAFS: Recalled LW Alexei Ponikarovsky and RW Paul Healey from AHL St. John's.

SENATORS: Returned C Steve Martins to AHL Grand Rapids.



All-ACC teams

Men Attack: John Christmas, fr., Virginia; Dan LaMonica, so., Maryland; Conor Gill, sr., Virginia. Midfield: Kevin Cassese, jr., Duke; Mike Mollot, jr., Maryland; Chris Rotelli, jr., Virginia. Defense: Dan Hauber, sr., Duke; Mark Koontz, sr., Virginia; Chris Passavia, so., Maryland; Michael Howley, jr., Maryland. Goalie: Tillman Johnson, so., G, Virginia. Player, coach and rookie of the year-TBA on Tuesday. Women Attack: Courtney Hobbs, sr., Maryland; Lindsay Stone, jr., North Carolina. Midfield: Lauren Aumiller, jr., Virginia; Lauren Gallagher, jr., Duke; Christine McPike, sr., North Carolina. Defense: Tiffany Schummer, sr., Virginia; Porter Wilkinson, jr., North Carolina. Goalie: Kristen Foster, sr., Duke. At-large selections: Molly Cangemi, sr., Virginia; Kelly Coppedge, so., Maryland; Caline McHenry, so., Duke; Gina Sambus, sr., Virginia. Rookie of the Year-Amy Appelt, fr., Virginia. Player of the Year-Christine McPike, sr., North Carolina. Co-coaches of the Year-Jenny Slingluff Levy, North Carolina; Julie Myers, Virgina.


George Mason 6, Mount St. Mary's 0 Norfolk State 16, Coppin State 6 CAC Tournament Salisbury 17, Catholic 0

Softball Salisbury 8-10, Washington College 0-1


ACC championships

(in Raleigh, N.C.) Men: Virginia 4, Maryland 0 Women: Florida State 4, Maryland 3

CAA Tournament

(at Richmond, Va.) Men: Towson 4, Hofstra 0 Women: Towson 4, Hofstra 1

MEAC championships

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