California men’s coach Mike Montgomery was reprimanded by the Pac-12 Conference for shoving one of his players in the chest during a game Sunday night. Commissioner Larry Scott said Monday coaches are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects on their school and conference. Montgomery will not be suspended by the conference but received an undisclosed punishment. The confrontation happened during a timeout early in the second half of Cal’s 76-68 win over Southern California when Montgomery yelled at star guard Allen Crabbe for nonchalant play and then shoved him in the chest with both hands. Cal athletic director Sandy Barbour called Montgomery’s actions unacceptable. “I made a mistake,’’ Montgomery said in an interview with Pac-12 Networks. ‘‘There’s no question about that.” Crabbe had to be forcibly restrained by teammates and briefly left the court before coming back and leading a comeback win for the Golden Bears.
Ex-Duke star Henderson dead at 44
Former Duke star Phil Henderson has died. Coach Mike Krzyzewski said that Henderson’s mother told him that her son died Sunday at his home in the Philippines at age 44. No cause of death was given. Henderson was a senior captain and the leading scorer on the 1989-90 Duke team that lost to UNLV in the national title game. He was selected in the second round by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1990 NBA draft but played internationally as a pro . . . North Carolina center Joel James will miss his third straight game with a concussion when the Tar Heels travel to Georgia Tech on Tuesday.
Rose makes progress in his comeback
Bulls star Derrick Rose participated in five-on-five drills, the latest step in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee suffered in last season’s playoff-opening win over Philadelphia. Rose caused a stir last week when he said he was prepared to miss the whole season rather than return too soon. The Bulls have said that he is on schedule and that they won’t rush him back . . . Former Timberwolves and Grizzlies coach Sidney Lowe was arrested and charged with failing to file his North Carolina state income taxes for three years. According to the Department of Revenue. Lowe, now an assistant coach with the Jazz, didn’t file returns in 2009, 2010, and 2011, the final three years in which he coached at his alma mater, North Carolina State. He was booked at the Wake County jail and released on a $10,000 unsecured bond on the misdemeanor charges.
Miami president fires back at NCAA
Firing back for the first time at the long investigation of her school’s athletic department, Miami president Donna Shalala released a statement saying the Hurricanes ‘‘have been wronged’’ by what she called a flawed NCAA probe. Shalala said Miami wants a swift resolution — with no additional penalties other than the ones the Hurricanes already self-imposed, such as two missed bowl games, a missed ACC championship game, and scholarship reductions. Her statement came a few hours after the NCAA said it would press on with its case against Miami, even after revealing that it was replacing the head of its enforcement department, Julie Roe Lach, for her role in the botched investigation and that it was throwing out all ill-gotten information gleaned from two depositions. NCAA president Mark Emmert said Lach will be replaced by private attorney Jonathan Duncan and suggested the NCAA’s board of directors and executive committee could hold him accountable for this mess.
Former NU star remains hospitalized
Former Northeastern hockey star Wade MacLeod was resting comfortably at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, one day after the Springfield Falcons forward collapsed on the ice against Adirondack, forcing postponement of their AHL game. MacLeod, 26, who suffered a seizure after being checked into the glass, will continue to undergo tests . . . Quinnipiac remained the top-ranked men’s college hockey team in the USCHO Division 1 poll, ahead of Minnesota, Miami of Ohio, Boston College, and New Hampshire . . . The Japan Volleyball Association appointed former US assistant coach Gary Sato to coach its men’s national team . . . Sloane Stephens lost to Sorano Cirstea, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2, in the first round of the Dubai Championship, the latest setback for the rising American star who reached the Australian Open semifinals . . . Super Ninety Nine, with Rafael Bejarano aboard, led from the start to win the $300,000 Southwest Stakes in sloppy conditions at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark.