Sports in Brief: UConn coach hospitalized after bike spill
UConn men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun has been hospitalized after he collapsed following a 50-mile charity bicycle ride during which he fell and broke five ribs. Calhoun was taken to the UConn Health Center in Farmington, Conn., yesterday, where he was to be held overnight for observation and released today. He was listed in good condition.
UConn men's basketball coach
has been hospitalized after he collapsed following a 50-mile charity bicycle ride during which he fell and broke five ribs. Calhoun was taken to the UConn Health Center in Farmington, Conn., yesterday, where he was to be held overnight for observation and released today. He was listed in good condition.
Maureen McGuire, a spokeswoman for the hospital, said Calhoun told her he hit a pothole and fell with about 16 miles to go in the ride. He finished the ride, but moments after he crossed the finished line, he collapsed and was taken to the hospital, where he was told he had broken ribs during the fall.
The hospital said he fainted because of dehydration and trauma from the fall. Calhoun, 67, missed the Huskies' first NCAA tournament game at the Wachovia Center after being hospitalized for dehydration.
The Hartford Courant reported online that Calhoun was leaning against a car parked near the finish line at the Simsbury Performing Arts Center, when he slumped and fell to the ground as two friends reached for him. The newspaper reported that Calhoun lay motionless and expressionless as his son Jeff and daughter-in-law Amy took off his shoes and socks and poured water on his forehead. By the time an ambulance arrived a few minutes later, he was conscious and sitting up, the newspaper reported.
Texas A&M swept the men's and women's team titles at the NCAA track and field championships in Fayetteville, Ark.
Four Villanova runners earned all-American honors as competition concluded. Senior Frances Koons and sophomore Amanda Marino finished third and eighth, respectively, in the women's 5,000 meters. Koons, who was timed in 16 minutes, 28.36 seconds, won her seventh all-American mention. Senior Sean Tully (1:47.25) took sixth in the men's 800 meters while Matthew Gibney, a sophomore, ran a personal-best time of 3:40.58 for fifth place in the 1,500. Two former West Catholic athletes also did well. UCLA senior Nicole Leach won the 400-meter hurdles in 55.39 seconds and junior LaTavia Thomas clocked 2:01.56, a personal best, in finishing third in the women's 800.
UCLA guard Jrue Holiday has decided to remain in the NBA draft. As a freshman, Holiday averaged 8.5 points. He is expected to be a top 15 pick. The 76ers, who have stated an interest in selecting a guard, pick 17th.
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