Oregon State has fired Craig Robinson after six seasons without making the NCAA tournament.
The brother-in-law of President Obama, Robinson had a solid start in Corvallis, taking a program that had lost 21 straight Pac-12 games to an 18-win season in 2008-09.
The Beavers' results under Robinson were uneven after that, with Oregon State finishing no better than fifth in the Pac-12 in his six seasons, including 10th this year.
"I want to thank Coach Robinson and his family for their contributions to Oregon State University," Oregon State athletic director Bob De Carolis said in a statement. "This was a difficult decision, but after further evaluation, I believe it is in the best interests of our student-athletes, our basketball program and our university."
Freshman forward Brandon Austin is no longer with the Oregon basketball program, the school announced.
Austin, an Imhotep Charter graduate, transferred to Oregon from Providence in early January after being suspended and then leaving Providence. A Wall Street Journal report in March linked Austin and fellow suspended freshman Rodney Bullock to a sexual assault case in Providence.
Jameis Winston has been reinstated to Florida State's baseball team after being suspended following a shoplifting incident, the school has confirmed. The Heisman Trophy winner was issued a civil citation and entered a program that required 20 hours of community service.
He was issued the citation last Tuesday after he walked out of a supermarket without paying for $32 worth of crab legs and crawfish.
Muhlenberg lacrosse star Kaitlyn McCaffrey was named defensive player of the year in the Centennial Conference.
McCaffrey, a 2010 graduate of Friends' Central, also made the Centennial academic honor roll with a 3.4 grade point average.
Australia's Marc Leishman has donated $20,000 to the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. The contribution is a portion of the charitable proceeds generated from the 2013 Presidents Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Columbus, Ohio. Leishman participated in the Presidents Cup for the first time in his career last year as a member of the International Team.
TENNIS Seeded women's players Li Na and Agnieszka Radwanska overcame stubborn resistance to win their first-round matches at the Madrid Open.
The second-seeded Na held off Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens, 6-1, 7-6 (7), before the third-seeded Radwanska ousted Canada's Eugenie Bouchard, 7-6 (3), 6-2, on the clay at the Magic Box.
HORSE RACING Trainer Art Sherman and Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome are headed to Baltimore for the Preakness in two weeks, the next step on the Triple Crown trail.
It will be Sherman's first trip to Maryland since 1959, when he was a jockey at the old Bowie Race Course. He rode some races at Laurel during his 23 years in the saddle, but has never visited Pimlico.
Sherman plans to keep California Chrome at Churchill Downs before sending him to Baltimore, possibly on May 12.
- Staff and wire reports