MIAMI (AP) — Jeff Ireland is leaving after six seasons as general manager of the Miami Dolphins, who have failed to reach the playoffs the past five years. Owner Stephen Ross said he and Ireland mutually agreed to part ways. Ireland had been unpopular with fans for several years, and a late-season collapse by the team last month left his job in jeopardy.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — UTEP has kicked three players off the men’s basketball team for betting on at least one sporting event. University executive vice president Richard Adauto said McKenzie Moore, Justin Crosgile and Jalen Ragland were not believed to have bet on UTEP games or participated in point-shaving to influence the outcome for bettors. Coach Tim Floyd said he learned about the alleged gambling when he received a random tip.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Big Ten has suspended Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery for one game and fined the school $10,000 for his outburst during a loss at Wisconsin last Sunday. McCaffery received back-to-back technical fouls and was ejected for arguing with officials midway through the second half.
UNDATED (AP) — Missouri junior Henry Josey is leaving school early to enter the NFL draft. So is Ball State junior receiver Willie Snead, along with Auburn sophomore left tackle Greg Robinson. All three announced their intentions yesterday.
UNDATED (AP) — Four-time World Cup overall champion Lindsay Vonn has decided not to defend her Olympic downhill gold medal after failing to make progress recovering from a re-injured right knee. One of the biggest names in Alpine skiing will have surgery shortly, according to Vonn’s personal publicist. Vonn was on the comeback from knee surgery when she tore her ACL in a training crash two months ago.