Arizona State’s Shaquielle McKissic gets extra season of eligibility
Arizona State forward Shaquielle McKissic has been granted another season of eligibility by the NCAA and will return to the Sun Devils next season. McKissic, who previously played for Kentridge High and Edmonds Community College, averaged 9.0 points and 5.4 rebounds for Arizona State last season.
Arizona State’s McKissic gets extra year of eligibility
Arizona State forward Shaquielle McKissic has been granted another season of eligibility by the NCAA and will return to the Sun Devils next season.
McKissic, who previously played for Kentridge High School and Edmonds Community College, averaged 9.0 points and 5.4 rebounds for Arizona State last season.
Coach Herb Sendek announced the NCAA decision via Twitter on Friday.
The 6-foot-5 McKissic had been designated a senior last season by the NCAA because he graduated from high school in 2009; he spent two years out of basketball.
McKissic estimates he served three months in jail after being charged with attempted burglary in 2009.
Duke’s Hood to enter draft
Duke sophomore Rodney Hood is entering the NBA draft.
Hood averaged 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists after sitting out the previous season because he transferred from Mississippi State. He was part of a 1-2 scoring punch with freshman Jabari Parker, who declared for the draft Thursday.
Tulsa hires Haith as coach
Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane’s transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer.
Haith, 48, replaces Danny Manning, who left to take the Wake Forest job after two seasons at Tulsa.
Haith had a 76-28 record at Missouri, which is a Southeastern Conference school. He previously coached at Miami and has a 205-129 record as a college coach.
Haith was suspended for the first five games of last season by the NCAA after it was found he inadequately monitored his former assistants’ interactions with disgraced Miami booster Nevin Shapiro and tried to cover up a five-figure hush-money payment to keep potential violations hidden.
The Committee on Infractions report also found Haith provided inconsistent answers during multiple interviews with investigators, including conflicting accounts of when he reported the shakedown attempt by Shapiro to Miami athletic director Paul Dee.
Police await more video
Miami police officials said they do not believe San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick was present when they responded to two 911 calls about an upset naked woman refusing to leave a downtown hotel room.
But they are waiting for the Viceroy Hotel to turn over additional surveillance video to see if they can determine whether Kaepernick had been in the suite earlier with two other NFL players and, if so, when he left.
Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa said police have not confirmed the woman’s report Kaepernick had been among three men in the hotel room the night of April 1. She named him in a report she filed with police two days after the incident.
Last week, police confirmed Kaepernick, 49ers wideout Quinton Patton and Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette were under investigation in connection with the incident. No charges have been filed.
The woman reported she had blacked out naked in the hotel room after a night of doing shots and bong hits in the room.
CBSSports.com reported the 49ers have put a hold on contract-extension talks with Kaepernick while Miami police continue to investigate.
Saints re-sign Meachem
Wide receiver Robert Meachem re-signed with the New Orleans Saints for one year.
Meachem, 29, caught 16 passes for 324 yards and two touchdowns last season.
Nadal loses to Ferrer on clay
Top-ranked Rafael Nadal lost to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 7-6 (7-1), 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters in Monaco, his earliest exit since 2003 at a tournament that helped build his reputation as perhaps the greatest clay-court player of all time.
Nadal won eight consecutive Monte Carlo titles from 2005 to 2012 before losing to Novak Djokovic of Serbia in last year’s final.
Djokovic beat unseeded Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 to set up a semifinal against 17-time major champion Roger Federer of Switzerland.
• Four Southeastern Conference teams — defending champion Florida, Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana State — advanced to the Super Six at the NCAA women’s gymnastics championships in Birmingham, Ala.
They are joined by Oklahoma of the Big 12 and Nebraska of the Big Ten.
Alabama’s Kim Jacob won the all-around title.
• TNT sideline reporter Craig Sager, known for wearing brightly colored suits, will miss the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia.
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