Lions are swept by Golden Tigers
In Tuskegee, Ala., Joshua Eichelberger had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead Tuskegee to a 79-74 win over Paine College on Monday.
Calvin Thomas added 19 points and Lucius Winston had 14 for the Golden Tigers (10-6, 10-4 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference).
Kenny Flullen had a team-high 19 points for the Lions (11-7, 10-6), who lost their second in a row. Geno Green added 15 points and Kedric Taylor posted 10.
In the women’s game, Alondra Rivers scored 18 points and Nnenna Eze posted 12 points and 14 rebounds to lead Tuskegee (13-4, 10-3) to a 61-49 win over Paine.
BreAsia Burns led Paine (13-4, 10-3) with 11 points.
Flood hired as Rutgers coach
Rutgers turned to assistant Kyle Flood to replace Greg Schiano as head coach, hours after Florida International’s Mario Cristobal passed on a chance to take over the Scarlet Knights. Flood is expected to be introduced today at a news conference.
• New Penn State coach Bill O’Brien has added two more staffers in special assistant Jim Bernhardt and director of strength and conditioning Craig Fitzgerald.
Major League Baseball
Rangers skipper gets 2-year deal
Texas manager Ron Washington signed a two-year contract extension through the 2014 season after leading the Rangers to consecutive World Series.
Washington has a 427-373 record in five seasons with Texas, his first major league managerial job. He is the first manager in major league history to increase his team’s win total in four consecutive seasons after his initial year with a club.
• Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson remains hospitalized in Florida with a shoulder injury he received in a freak fall from a stage Friday night.
The 74-year-old did not receive a head injury, representative Diane Hock said Monday. “He’s resting comfortably,” she said.
• New Houston Astros owner Jim Crane says he will not change the team’s name. He said last week that he was considering a switch.
Women’s league benched for year
Women’s Professional Soccer won’t play the 2012 season amid a legal dispute with an ousted owner.
The league says its Board of Governors voted Monday to suspend the season with hopes of resuming in 2013.
In October, the WPS terminated its South Florida franchise after clashing with owner Dan Borislow all season. A Florida judge ruled this month that the league didn’t follow its own dispute procedures when it terminated the franchise. Another court hearing is set for Wednesday.
League CEO Jennifer O’Sullivan said owners chose to cancel the season over possibly working with Borislow in the league again. “We have diverted so many resources into litigation,” she said.
to South Carolina
The United States landed another world-class cycling event Monday when Greenville, S.C., was chosen as the host city for the 2014 paracycling world championships.
The five-day competition will bring more than 450 athletes and 200 coaches from more than 45 countries to the state.
It will be the first time the U.S. has played host to the event since 1998, when it was held in Colorado Springs.