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Sports Log: Cal basketball coach Mike Montgomery apologizes


Cal’s Montgomery issues apology

California coach Mike Montgomery said there was no excuse for him shoving his star player, Allen Crabbe, during a game and that the action was completely out of character for him. ‘‘The fact was, I was wrong,’’ Montgomery said Tuesday on a Pac-12 conference call. ‘‘Looking back, you can’t do that.’’ Montgomery was reprimanded by the Pac-12 and his own athletic director for pushing Crabbe with both hands during a timeout in the second half of Cal’s 76-68 win over Southern California Sunday night . . . Miami received its notice of allegations from the NCAA, a long-awaited document that accuses the Hurricanes of a ‘‘lack of institutional control’’ within its athletic department. The institutional-control charge is typically one of the most severe the NCAA can bring after an investigation of rules violations. ‘‘We deeply regret any violations, but we have suffered enough,’’ Miami president Donna Shalala said in a statement. A person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press that several former members of Miami coaching staffs are named in the notice of allegations, including Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith, who was with the Hurricanes from 2004-11 . . . Bentley (23-0) was voted No. 1 in this week’s Division 2 women’s basketball poll . . . Billy Cannon, the 1959 Heisman Trophy winner out of LSU, was taken to a Baton Rouge hospital suffering stroke-like symptoms. He is 75.


Sixers’ Bynum: I’ll play this season

Andrew Bynum said he plans to make his season debut for the Philadelphia 76ers this year, though he’s still a week or two away from practicing with the team. The 7-foot center has been sidelined by knee injuries since the Sixers acquired him from the Lakers last summer. He worked out for 80 minutes Tuesday and said afterward his knees are feeling better, but he doesn’t expect to ever be pain-free . . . The Atlanta Dream acquired guard Jasmine Thomas from Washington for the Mystics first- and second-round picks in the 2013 WNBA draft.


Mayweather will face Guerrero in May

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight Robert Guerrero May 4, and he’s changing networks to do it. The biggest star in boxing dropped a surprise while announcing his long-rumored next bout: After several years on HBO, Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs) is moving to Showtime with a lucrative multi-fight deal. Mayweather’s Showtime deal could include up to six fights over 30 months. His first bout is against Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs), the WBC’s interim welterweight champion . . . Nevada officials filed a complaint against boxer Mickey Bey after he tested positive for elevated testosterone before a Las Vegas super featherwight fight Feb. 2 against Robert Rodriguez.


Chivas USA ships Joseph to Seattle


The Seattle Sounders acquired former Revolution star Shalrie Joseph, a seven-time MLS all-star, in a trade with Chivas USA that will eat up Seattle’s remaining designated player slot. Seattle also acquired two future draft picks. In effect, Chivas paid the Sounders to take Joseph off their hands . . . FIFA has committed to using goal-line technology at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Soccer’s ruling body said it is seeking tenders from companies that want their system to be used at the Confederations Cup in June and next year’s World Cup . . . The US women’s team will play an exhibition against Canada in Toronto on June 2. It’ll be their first meeting since last year’s Olympic semifinal, when the Americans won, 4-3, in overtime.


Stricker says Tour could ignore USGA

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Steve Stricker, a member of the PGA Tour’s policy board, said he would not be surprised to see the Tour ignore a USGA ban of anchored putting. The Tour is drafting a response to the USGA’s proposal aimed at broom-handle and belly putters. Three of the last five major champions used a belly putter. Commissioner Tim Finchem had a conference call with his 16-member Player Advisory Council on Monday . . . Wild right wing Devin Setoguchi was fined by the NHL for a high-sticking penalty that leveled Detroit’s Kyle Quincey . . . Petra Kvitova got out of the first round of the Dubai Championships for the first time in three visits by easily handling Daniela Hantuchova, 6-2, 6-1. Former No. 1, Caroline Wozniacki beat 18th-ranked Lucie Safarova, 6-2, 6-2 . . . . The Sports Museum at TD Garden is accepting entries for The 2013 Will McDonough Writing Contest for students in grades 4-12. The essay contest, named for the former Globe sports columnist, will be judged by sportswriters and editors of the paper. For information, go to