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Sports in Brief: Army fires its coach after 2 years

Army football coach Stan Brock was fired yesterday, six days after the Black Knights were soundly beaten by arch-rival Navy.

Army football coach

Stan Brock

was fired yesterday, six days after the Black Knights were soundly beaten by arch-rival Navy.

"I was disappointed with the results on the field, with the Rutgers game and the game against Navy," athletic director

Kevin Anderson

said. "That was an eye-opening experience."

Army lost, 34-0, to Navy, ending a trying season that included a 30-3 drubbing at the hands of Rutgers.

Brock was 6-18 in two years, going 3-9 each season.

Syracuse hired New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator and Orange alum

Doug Marrone

, 44, to replace

Greg Robinson

as football coach.

Former Tennessee football coach

Phillip Fulmer

has chosen not to accept a position as a special assistant to university president

John Petersen


Dave Clawson

, 41, who was Fulmer's offensive coordinator, was hired by Bowling Green.

Cole Bergquist

threw three touchdown passes and Montana knocked player-of-the-year contender

Rodney Landers

out before halftime and beat host James Madison, 35-27, last night in Harrisonburg, Va., to advance to the Football Championship Subdivision final.

Chase Reynolds

scored three times for the Grizzlies (14-1), who forced four turnovers and twice turned Dukes (12-2) fumbles on kickoffs into demoralizingly short, easy touchdown drives.


Iowa State coach

Gene Chizik

is in the running for the Auburn job, Cyclones athletic director Jamie Pollard said. . . . Junior midfielder

J.T. Noone

became the first Temple University men's soccer player to earn all-America honors in 22 years with his selection to the 2008 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) second team all-America squad. . . . Swarthmore senior defender

Jeff Kushner

was named to the first team. . . . Abilene Christian senior running back

Bernard Scott

won the Harlon Hill Trophy as the nation's top NCAA Division II player. . . .

Brian Shriver

's late goal gave North Carolina a 1-0 upset of top-seed Wake Forest in a semifinal of the NCAA men's College Cup in Frisco, Texas. Maryland beat St. John's, 1-0, in the other game. . . . The defending NCAA women's volleyball champion, Penn State (35-0), beat Western Michigan, 3-0, in a regional semifinal in State College, Pa., to set an NCAA record with 106 consecutive wins.


A 6-foot-7 Web-site producer for the Washington Capitals prepared to dress as the team's backup goalie for last night's game against the Ottawa Senators because of an injury to

Jose Theodore


Brett Leonhardt

, who played Division III hockey in college, signed an amateur tryout contract before the game. If he were to actually get on the ice, he would tie the record for tallest goalie ever to play in an NHL game.

Vancouver Canucks goaltender

Roberto Luongo

(injured groin) will miss tonight's game at Edmonton against the Oilers.


Annika Sorenstam

had an eagle and four birdies in a 6-under 66 that gave her a 1-shot lead ahead of

Nikki Garrett

of Australia at 8-under 136 after the second round of the Dubai Ladies Masters in the United Arab Emirates, her last tournament before retiring.

Auto racing

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner

Al Unser Jr.

is listed as an extortion victim in a grand jury indictment against the suspected head of an Albuquerque, N.M., prostitution ring who tried to blackmail Unser with claims of a "compromising" videotape in February and March 2004.


Mark Drebing

said the video is unrelated to the ring and Unser was not a client.


Three-time FIFA soccer player of the year


, 32, joined the Brazilian team Corinthians, returning to his home country.

Mat Giles

, a forward, was taken by the Barrage with the eighth pick in the National Lacrosse League dispersal draft of the former Chicago Shamrox roster.