Irish quarterback Golson out for fall
• Everett Golson is out for at least the fall semester at Notre Dame, saying he has been suspended by the university for what he called poor academic judgment. Golson was officially no longer enrolled at Notre Dame as of Friday, university spokesman Dennis Brown said Saturday night. Golson helped the Irish go 12-0 during the regular season last year, regain the No. 1 ranking for the first time in nearly two decades and get to the national title game against Alabama in January. Coach Brian Kelly was counting on him to play an even bigger role in 2013 after his play steadily improved throughout last season.
Golson did not specify what he did to get suspended, and wrote that he understands his integrity could be in question.
Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick declined to elaborate on Golson’s situation earlier in the day. Brown said the university would have nothing to add to Golson’s statement.
Suns close to hiring Hornacek as coach
• The Phoenix Suns appear close to hiring Jeff Hornacek as their coach. A person with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press on Sunday that the Suns are in contract negotiations with Hornacek, although no deal has been finalized. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no public announcement had been made. The comments came after azcentralsports, which includes the Arizona Republic, reported Sunday that Hornacek reached agreement on a three-year contract. If all goes as anticipated, Hornacek would be introduced at a news conference Tuesday. Hornacek, assistant coach for the Utah Jazz, played six seasons for the Suns and was part of the trade that sent Charles Barkley to the Suns from Philadelphia. Hornacek went on to have his best pro seasons as a sharpshooting guard alongside John Stockton in the Utah backcourt.
Le Moyne holds on to win Division II
• Mercyhurst hit the post twice in the last two minutes of the fourth quarter Sunday, allowing Le Moyne to hold on and capture the NCAA Division II men’s lacrosse title, 11-10, at Lincoln Financial Field. Le Moyne goalie Jeff White, the game’s outstanding player, recorded 10 of his 13 saves in the second half. Nate Frechette had a game-high three goals and Tyler Prevost added a goal and two assists. James Chayka scored twice and assisted on two others to lead Mercyhurst. It is LeMoyne’s first title since 2007. Mercyhurst’s Brian Scheetz fired a shot off the post with 1 minute, 51 seconds left and Jake McAndrew hit the goal’s top right post with 44 seconds left.
• Mark Panneton’s five goals, including three in the first half, led Stevenson past Rochester Institute of Technology, 16-14, in the Division III championship game at Lincoln Financial Field. The sophomore attack was voted the game’s outstanding player as he scored on all but one of his six shots. Nick Rossi added two goals and two assists. Brent Hiken, a junior midfielder, won 17 of his 27 faceoffs. Dimitri Peceunes recorded 15 saves, including a key stop with 41 seconds left as the Mustangs played down two players.
LSU wins SEC title in extra innings
• Pinch-hitter Chris Sciambra’s single in the top of the 11th inning scored Jared Foster and lifted LSU to a 5-4 victory over Vanderbilt on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game. It was the Tigers’ first hit in 6 ⅔ innings against Vandy relievers.
• For the third consecutive year, five Atlantic Coast Conference schools will open the NCAA Division I baseball tournament at home. Florida State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia and Virginia Tech are among the 16 schools that were named hosts for regionals Sunday. The tournament begins Friday. Four Southeastern Conference schools will be hosts: LSU, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Vanderbilt. Pac-12 schools playing at home will be Oregon, Oregon State and UCLA. Other host teams are Indiana, Cal State Fullerton, Louisville and Kansas State. The rest of the 64-team field will be announced today.
— From wire reports