National Sports Briefs

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 16, 2011

Associated Press
RALEIGH ó Mike Krzyzewski is once again Dukeís highest-paid employee.
The Associated Press on Monday obtained the universityís most recent IRS documents for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2010.
Krzyzewskiís total compensation for that year was listed as nearly $4.7 million. That includes a base salary of $2 million, more than $2.2 million in bonuses and incentives and $420,000 in retirement and other deferred compensation.
Krzyzewski is only the second Division I menís coach with 900 career wins, and enters the 2011-12 season two victories shy of tying his mentor Bob Knight for the record among top-tier menís coaches.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas ó Billy Kennedy donned a maroon jacket on Monday, and officially became Texas A&M’s basketball coach.
He succeeds Mark Turgeon, who resigned a week ago to take over at Maryland following Gary Williams’ abrupt retirement.
“This is a destination job for me,” said Kennedy, who is from Louisiana but spent the past five seasons at Murray State.
BLACKSBURG, Va. ó Virginia Tech men’s basketball coach Seth Greenberg says swingman Manny Atkins has decided to transfer following the spring semester.
DEERFIELD, Ill. ó The Chicago Bulls saw it all year from Luol Deng, so what he did against LeBron James and the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals hardly shocked them.
Hit big shots? Hit the boards? Limit the game’s most talented player? Check, check and huge check.
The Bulls lead the Heat 1-0 after a 103-82 victory on Sunday, and a big reason for that is Deng. All he did was score 21 points, grab seven rebounds and contribute four steals while neutralizing James in an all-around performance that helped lift Chicago to an impressive victory.
Yes, Derrick Rose was up to his usual MVP tricks, scoring 28 points, but it was Deng providing a big assist whether he was scoring or clamping down on The King.
Game 2 is Wednesday at the United Center, but the Bulls are certainly not writing off Miami.
“They’ve lost big games and come out aggressive the next day,” Deng said.
NEW YORK ó Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George has been selected for induction into College Football Hall of Fame.
MINNEAPOLIS ó The NFL’s lockout remains in place, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. That means the league likely won’t get back to business until at least next month ó and maybe much longer than that.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. ó Tiger Woods says he didn’t do any more damage to his left leg at The Players Championship and expects to play the U.S. Open next month.
Woods made it only nine holes last week at The Players ó his shortest tournament ever ó when he withdrew after nine holes because of what he described as a chain reaction of pain from his left knee to left Achilles and tightening in his calf.
On his website Monday, Woods said he irritated the knee and Achilles without making them worse. He said doctors have advised rest, cold water therapy and soft tissue treatment, which he said he already had been receiving.
The U.S. Open is June 16-19 at Congressional, a course on which Woods won in 2009 at the AT&T National.
CINCINNATI ó Pete Rose says he still wants to manage someday, and questions why he hasn’t gotten a second chance from Major League Baseball to get back into the game after acknowledging he bet on baseball.
The 70-year-old hits king was the keynote speaker Saturday night at a gala of the Ohio Justice & Policy Center. One of the approximately 300 guests was the federal judge who sent him to prison for tax evasion related to his gambling.
The former Cincinnati Reds player and manager accepted a lifetime ban in 1989 for betting on baseball. He says he has given up on induction to the Hall of Fame, but still wants to manage.
ST. PAUL, Minn. ó Derek Boogaard’s agent and a spokeswoman for the Boston University School of Medicine confirmed Sunday that his brain will be examined for signs of a degenerative disease often found in athletes who sustain repeated hits to the head.