BY Staff and Wire reports
Friday, January 04, 2013
1/04/13 at 3:14 AM
Seton Hall coach to take job with WNBA's Sun: Seton Hall women's basketball coach Anne Donovan is returning to the WNBA to coach the Connecticut Sun. Donovan, who won a WNBA championship with Seattle in 2004, plays to step down from her job at Seton Hall at the end of the season to take the job in Connecticut. Donovan, who was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995, has a 167-150 record in 10 seasons.
NSU women upset No. 10 Fort Hays State: The Northeastern State women's team upset No. 10 Fort Hays State 54-44 at Jack Dobbins Field House in Tahlequah. The RiverHawks (7-4 overall, 2-1 MIAA) handed the Tigers (10-1, 2-1 MIAA) their first loss. Senior guards Tosha Tyler and Taylor Lewis combined for 36 points and nine rebounds to lead NSU.
ORU's Trevino honored: Oral Roberts sophomore Jose Trevino was named Preseason All-American Third Team by Baseball America.
NHL, union stay apart much of Thursday: Any momentum gained from a long night of negotiations between the NHL and the players' association seemed to have been lost Thursday when the sides remained mostly apart. A meeting that Commissioner Gary Bettman said would begin at 10 a.m. EST didn't start until several hours later, and then ended quickly.
Union head Donald Fehr didn't take part in either of the two sessions Thursday and it wasn't known if a full bargaining meeting would take place Thursday night.
U.S. beats Canada at junior worlds: Jake McCabe and John Gaudreau scored two goals apiece to lead the United States to the final of the world junior championships with a 5-1 win over Canada in Ufa, Russia.
McCabe put his team ahead with a pair of similar goals, scoring during goalmouth scrambles in the first period. U.S. goalie John Gibson made 33 saves for the victory.
Isner out of Hopman Cup with knee injury: John Isner withdrew from the Hopman Cup with a right knee injury, ending the American team's chances of reaching the final of the eight-country tournament and handing a championship berth to Spain. Isner, who still hopes to compete at the Australian Open beginning Jan. 14, played with tape on his knee when he lost on Tuesday."
TU duo ranked ninth: Junior Samantha Vickers and sophomore Isaura Enrique earned the highest doubles ranking in Tulsa history by pulling in a ninth-place ranking in the first Intercollegiate Tennis Association Rankings of the season. As a team, Tulsa's team ranking of 25 is the school's best ranking to begin a spring season.
TU men ranked 17th: Junior Japie De Klerk and sophomore Alejandro Espejo earned top-100 national singles rankings while Tulsa checked in at 17th in the first Intercollegiate Tennis Association Rankings of the season. De Klerk snared the No. 34 spot, while Espejo is at No. 69.