Maize senior Conner Knight was named the Kansas Gatorade player of the year. He is the third Maize player chosen for the award, joining Garrett Gould (2009), and Brent Milleville (2004, 2005).
Knight, who has signed to play at Wichita State, led Maize to the Class 6A title with a 25-0 record. He hit .529 and had three homers and 32 RBIs.
Jay Triano will not return as Toronto Raptors coach. The Raptors announced they will not exercise their option on Triano's contract. He will be retained as a consultant and a special assistant to president and general manager Bryan Colangelo. Triano, an Ontario native, guided the Raptors to a record of 87-142 in his three seasons as coach. He served as an assistant to three coaches before being named interim coach in December 2008 following the dismissal of Sam Mitchell. The interim tag was later removed and Triano signed a three-year deal in May 2009. The Raptors finished 22-60 this season, last in the Atlantic Division.
* Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio has reportedly agreed to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves next season, ending a two-year negotiation with the team. The Timberwolves drafted Rubio fifth overall two years ago despite a buyout of his Spanish contract that topped $6 million.
Kelley O'Hara will replace the injured Lindsay Tarpley on the U.S. roster for the Women's World Cup in Germany. O'Hara, a midfielder, has made only five appearances for the U.S., but won the 2009 Hermann Trophy as the nation's top collegiate player in her senior season at Stanford. The Women's World Cup will be played June 26-July 17 in nine cities throughout Germany. The Americans open the tournament June 28 in Dresden against North Korea.
The NCAA is interested in Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor's cars. The state of Ohio says he shouldn't be driving one. Pryor's driving privileges have been suspended for 90 days because he failed to produce proof of insurance when he was pulled over for a stop-sign violation on Feb. 19 in Columbus. Pryor is being investigated by the NCAA for the cars he has driven over his three years as a Buckeye, The Columbus Dispatch has reported.
* Football Hall of Famer Andy Robustelli, who played for the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams during a 14-year NFL career, died in Stamford, Conn., of complications from recent surgery. He was 85. New York won the 1956 NFL championship in Robustelli's first season after arriving from the Rams. They won five more conference championships during his tenure, in 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962 and 1963. Robustelli played on a winning team in 13 of his 14 pro seasons and played in eight NFL championship games.
The director of the Swiss anti-doping laboratory informed federal authorities last fall that Lance Armstrong's test results from the 2001 Tour de Suisse were "suspicious" and "consistent with EPO use," The Associated Press has learned. Martial Saugy made the statement in September, according to a person familiar with the investigation, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The person also told the AP that Saugy confirmed to officials investigating doping in cycling that, after learning of the test results, he met with Armstrong and the manager of his U.S. Postal team, Johan Bruyneel, at the direction of the International Cycling Union.
Arizona State coach Clint Myers isn't used to the powerful Pac-10 being so outnumbered at the Women's College World Series. Myers' top-seeded Sun Devils are one of two Pac-10 schools at college softball's championship event that starts today in Oklahoma City. The Big 12 makes up half of the field with four schools qualifying, including Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
Despite declining representation by the Pac-10 — which had five teams in 1999, and made up half the field the following five years — the trophies still reside out west. The conference has won the last five titles and nine of the last 10, including wins by Arizona State (2008) and California (2002).
Oklahoma (2000) is the only other team in this year's field that has won a national title. No SEC team has ever won the championship.
LSU's John Peterson shot a 7-under 65 to break the competitive course record and take the individual lead in the NCAA Golf Championships, while Georgia Tech topped the team standings at difficult Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla. Peterson was 5 under overall with one round left in the individual competition. Georgia Tech's James White was a stroke back at 140, and UCLA's Patrick Cantlay (69), Georgia's Harris English (71) and Illinois' Luke Guthrie (69) were 3 under.
Georgia Tech had a 3-under 573 total. UCLA was a stroke back, followed by Illinois (2 over), Georgia (3 over), Alabama (4 over), top-ranked Oklahoma State (9 over), Augusta State (12 over) and Texas A&M and Ohio State (14 over). The top eight teams after the third round today will advance to match play.
Peterson eagled the par-5 14th and had six birdies and a bogey to break the competitive course record of 66 shared by former Oklahoma State star Hunter Mahan, Illinois' Patrick Nagle and Kansas' Andy Stewart.