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Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman named Red Wings general manager

Steve Yzerman was introduced as the Red Wings’ new executive vice president and general manager on Friday.Carlos Osorio/AP/Associated Press

Hockey Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman was named general manager of the Detroit Red Wings on Friday, returning to the franchise where he was part of three Stanley Cup championship teams and a captain for a league-record 20 seasons. The Red Wings moved Ken Holland to senior vice president after more than two decades as GM. Yzerman, who was drafted No. 4 overall by Detroit in 1983, is taking the reins of a team that has missed the playoffs three straight years in its worst stretch since the early 1980s. Yzerman stepped down as general manager of the Lightning last year, two days before training camp . . . Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk will miss 3-4 weeks with a lower-body injury sustained blocking a shot in Tuesday’s Game 4 elimination win at Pittsburgh.


DeGrom to have MRI on elbow

Mets ace Jacob deGrom is going on the injured list and returning to New York for an MRI on his right elbow. Manager Mickey Callaway scratched the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner from his start Saturday at St. Louis because his elbow was ‘‘barking’’ a day after playing catch. DeGrom, who had Tommy John surgery in 2010, signed a five-year, $137.5 million deal in March . . . Royals pitcher Brad Keller was suspended five games after Major League Baseball concluded he intentionally threw a pitch that hit White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson on Wednesday. Anderson, whose earlier home run celebration prompted the retaliation, was suspended one game for his actions after benches cleared, and Chicago manager Rick Renteria was banned one game. Keller is appealing.


Lowry still tops RBC Heritage

Shane Lowry led the PGA RBC Heritage at 9-under par with two holes left when the rain-delayed second round was suspended because of darkness in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Trey Mullinax was a stroke back after a 68. Top-ranked Dustin Johnson and Emiliano Grillo were 7 under after 67s. Lowry moved in front with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 15th at Harbour Town Golf Links. Lowry, who opened with a 65 to take the first-round lead Thursday, birdied his first two holes to get to 8 under.



Hatchell resigns from UNC

North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell resigned late Thursday night after an external review found she had made "racially insensitive" comments and pressured players to compete through medical issues. Hatchell has 1,023 career wins, with 751 coming in 33 seasons with the Tar Heels . . . Mike Anderson, who was fired last month after eight season at Arkansas, was hired by St. John's to coach its men’s basketball team, taking over for former St. John’s star Chris Mullin, who resigned April 10 His older brother, Roddy, died last month at 58 after battling cancer for years. Anderson owns a 369-200 record in 17 seasons at UAB, Missouri, and Arkansas, and has never had a losing record as a head coach. . . Michigan State All-America guard Cassius Winston is staying for his senior year while junior forward Nick Ward is entering the NBA Draft. Winston was the Big Ten player of the year after averaging nearly 19 points per game breaking a league single-season record with 291 assists. Ward averaged nearly 13 points and six-plus rebounds per game in a season stunted by a broken left hand . . . Megan Gustafson of Iowa won the Honda Sports Award as the top woman in college basketball. Gustafson led Division 1 women's basketball with an average of 27.8 points as a senior and tied an NCAA record with 33 double-doubles, earning AP Player of the Year honors.



Embiid is doubtful for Game 4

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (left knee) is doubtful for Saturday’s Game 4 of the first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets. Embiid played the first two games of the series before sitting out Game 3 Thursday night . . . Top-ranked Novak Djokovic made 47 unforced errors in a 3-6, 6-4, 2-6 loss at the hands of Daniil Medvedev in the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals at Monaco. Second-ranked Rafael Nadal rallied to beat unseeded Guido Pella, 7-6 (7-1), 6-3. Nadal next faces 13th seed Fabio Fognini, who beat No. 9 Borna Coric, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2. The 10th-seed Medvedev plays Dusan Lajovic, who beat Italian qualifier Lorenzo Sonego, 6-4, 7-5 . . . Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes, 64, has an undisclosed form of cancer that was discovered after a recent emergency appendectomy. He said he expects to have surgery before the WNBA season begins in late May.