Rutgers has zeroed in on Los Angeles Lakers assistant Eddie Jordan as a replacement for fired men’s coach Mike Rice, according to media reports. A source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN that Jordan, a former Rutgers standout, will meet with school officials this weekend with the intent to finalize a deal . . . Texas guard Myck Kabongo is skipping his final two seasons to enter the NBA draft . . . San Diego State guard Jamaal Franklin will forgo his senior year to enter the NBA draft . . . North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston says he'll return for his junior year instead of entering the NBA draft . . . Indiana guard Remy Abell will transfer so he can find more playing time. In two seasons in Bloomington, the Louisville native averaged 3.5 points and 10.7 minutes. He’s the third underclassmen to leave the program this week as junior guard Victor Oladipo and sophomore center Cody Zeller announced they were leaving early for the NBA draft . . . Mississippi men’s coach Andy Kennedy signed an extension through 2017 that will pay him a base salary of $1.8 million . . . G.G. Smith, son of longtime college coach Tubby Smith, was promoted to head coach at Loyola (Md.) University after a six-year run as an assistant at the school . . . Saint Louis named Jim Crews men’s coach, removing his interim tag and making him the official replacement for Rick Majerus, who died in December . . . Sheryl Swoopes, one of the top players in women’s history, is the new coach at Loyola of Chicago.
Indians’ Carrasco banned eight games
Major League Baseball suspended Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco for eight games and fined him $3,000 for ‘‘intentionally throwing’’ at Yankees infielder Kevin Youkilis on Tuesday, the righthander’s second suspension in two years for aiming at a hitter. Carrasco was optioned to Triple A Columbus and will not start serving the suspension until his recall . . . The Yankees pushed Andy Pettitte’s scheduled Sunday start back because he has back spasms. Manager Joe Girardi said the lefty should be ready Tuesday or Wednesday . . . Athletics second baseman Scott Sizemore, who missed last season, is scheduled for a second reconstructive surgery on his left knee Tuesday . . . Rapper Jay-Z, who is in the process of selling his share of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, filed an application to be certified as a baseball agent Thursday.
New twists to A-Rod, Biogenesis story
According to ESPN, sources familiar with Major League Baseball’s investigation into a Miami-area drug clinic say investigators were told Alex Rodriguez paid a former clinic employee to prevent the release of potentially damaging documents. The sources say that while MLB investigators find the information credible, the investigators have no physical evidence to connect the Yankees star third baseman to payments. The New York Times reported Friday that MLB investigators had evidence Rodriguez bought documents from a Biogenesis of America employee, but a source close to the investigation said that was not correct.
NBA fines Durant $25,000 for gesture
The NBA fined Thunder star Kevin Durant $25,000 for making a ‘‘menacing gesture’’ when he pretended to slice his throat after throwing down a big dunk during Oklahoma City’s victory over Golden State Thursday . . . The Seattle group attempting to buy the Sacramento Kings says it has reached agreement to raise the purchase price by $25 million . . . Cornerback Antoine Winfield is set to join the Seahawks on a one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal . . . Buffalo Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers will miss the rest of the NHL season after breaking his leg Thursday . . . Japan’s Daisuke Takahashi won the free skate at the World Team Trophy in Tokyo with 168.65 points. The United States is in first place in the overall standings thanks to the win by Madison Chock and Evan Bates in the ice dance final . . . Top seed Nicolas Almagro advanced to the US Men’s Clay Court semifinals in Houston, beating Paolo Lorenzo, 6-4, 6-4. He will face Rhyne Williams, who rallied past Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo, 7-6 (7-1), 1-6, 6-4. John Isner defeated Ricardas Berankis, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, to move on . . . Top seed Stanislas Wawrinka topped Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, 6-1, 6-2, to reach the semifinals of the Grand Prix Hassan II in Casablanca, Morocco. He will play Tommy Robredo, who beat Benoit Paire, 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, 6-0. Kevin Anderson advanced by beating Grega Zemlja, 6-4, 6-4, and will face Martin Klizan, a 7-5, 6-1 winner over Robin Haase.