Updating an earlier story concerning a report out of Lexington that Kentucky’s Terrence Jones is declaring for the NBA draft, no official word has been announced by UK. Lexington television station WTVQ had a Twitter report Jones was set to announce he was headed to the draft as early as tomorrow, but a school spokesman says he has heard nothing from Jones.
University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino announced at a news conference this afternoon his son Richard will be named the new head coach at Florida International replacing Isaiah Thomas. The elder Pitino also says two assistants will be leaving to go with Richard to FIU.
Pitino also says that sophomore Elijah Justice will transfer to Pikeville University to get more playing time and to be closer to his ailing grandparents. Pitino also announced Peyton Siva and Luke Hancock have been named co captains for the 2012-13 season.
Wesley Korir of Kenya won the Boston Marathon on Monday, while countrymate
Sharon Cherop claimed the women's title. Korir beat out fellow Kenyan Levy
Matebo and finished in a time of 2 hours, 12 minutes and 40 seconds.
A Kenyan man has now won 19 out of the last 22 Boston Marathons.
Cherop won the women's race in a time of 2:31:50, beating fellow Kenyan Jemima Jelagat Sumgong by just two seconds.