COLLEGES

Commission urges NCAA to reform procedures

• The Commission on College Basketball sharply directed the NCAA to take control of the sport, calling for sweeping reforms to separate pro and college tracks, permit players to return to school after going undrafted by the NBA and ban cheating coaches for life.

The independent commission, led by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, released a detailed 60-page report Wednesday, seven months after the group was formed by the NCAA in response to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball.

The NCAA Board of Governors unanimously voted to endorse the recommendations.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says the National Association of Basketball Coaches has scheduled a conference call for Thursday so coaches can discuss the basketball’s commission’s report.

• Wayne Graham, the oldest coach in Division I baseball, says this will be his last season at Rice.

The 82-year-old Graham said that athletic director Joe Karlgaard told him last week his contract, which expires after the season, wouldn’t be renewed. The Owls are 16-23-2 with four weeks left in the regular season and in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 24 years.

HOCKEY

Bruins score 4 in 3rd to beat Maple Leafs, advance

• Jake DeBrusk scored his second goal of the game to break a third-period tie, and the host Boston Bruins came from behind to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 — again — winning 7-4 to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Kasperi Kapanen put Toronto ahead 4-3 with a short-handed goal in the second, but Boston scored four times in the third period to pull away. Torey Krug tied it, DeBrusk gave Boston the lead with 14:35 to play, David Pastrnak added a goal with 8:21 left to help clinch it, and Brad Marchand lofted one into the empty net with 51 seconds left to set off a celebration in the stands.

Boston will play the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round.

Frederik Andersen had 29 saves for the Maple Leafs.

• The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without center Evgeni Malkin and forward Carl Hagelin when the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions open their Eastern Conference semifinal series Thursday night in Washington. Coach Mike Sullivan said that Malkin and Hagelin will be scratched because of injuries.

TENNIS

Djokovic falls, but Nadal takes 10th ATP win

• While Novak Djokovic struggles, Rafael Nadal keeps impressing. Djokovic lost again, this time falling to 140th-ranked Martin Klizan 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 in the second round of the Barcelona Open. Nadal, however, won again.

He beat Roberto Carballes Baena 6-4, 6-4 for his 10th win in 11 ATP Tour matches this season.

— ABJ/Ohio.com wires