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The Journal Gazette

Saturday, April 20, 2019 1:00 am

Briefs

Winston staying at MSU; Ward to NBA

Associated Press

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State All-America guard Cassius Winston is returning for his senior year and Nick Ward is entering the NBA draft and plans to end his college career.

Winston, the Big Ten Player of the Year, averaged nearly 19 points as a junior and broke a Big Ten single-season record with 291 assists.

Basketball

Embiid doubtful for Game 4

The Philadelphia 76ers are listing Joel Embiid as doubtful for Game 4 of their first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets. Embiid has been bothered by a sore left knee but was able to play in the first two games of the series. He warmed up before Game 3 on Thursday night before it was decided that he couldn't play.

Durant, Green techs rescinded

The NBA has rescinded technical fouls called on Golden State's Kevin Durant and JaMychal Green of the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. The players were called for double technicals early in the third quarter Thursday night at Staples Center as they jawed at each other.

Hall of Famer resigns at UNC

North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell has resigned after an external review found she had made “racially insensitive” comments and applied “undue influence” regarding players' ability to compete through medical issues.

Anderson named St. John's coach

Mike Anderson was hired as St. John's coach Friday after he was fired by Arkansas last month. He also had head coaching stints at Missouri and UAB before leading the Razorbacks to five postseason appearances and a 169-102 record in eight seasons.

Hawkeye named top woman

Megan Gustafson of Iowa has won the Honda Sports Award as the top woman in college basketball. Gustafson led Division I women's basketball with an average of 28 points this season.

180 years sought for AAU coach

Federal prosecutors are seeking the equivalent of a life sentence for a former elite Iowa youth basketball coach who sexually abused and exploited 400 boys over a decade. In a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday, prosecutors asked a judge to sentence former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen to 180 years in prison.

High schools

Wayne coach resigns: Reports

Multiple media outlets have reported Wayne boys basketball coach Aaron Rehrer has resigned. Rehrer spent nine seasons at Wayne, leading the Generals to a 96-105 record, according to John Harrell's website. The Generals went 15-10 last season.

Tennis

Djokovic loses, Nadal advances

Novak Djokovic suffered a surprise 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 defeat against Daniil Medvedev in the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals Friday. Defending champion Rafael Nadal was not at his best but rallied from 4-1 down against unseeded Guido Pella to win 7-6 (1), 6-3.