Cavaliers center Bogut done for season with broken leg
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- Cavaliers center Andrew Bogut will miss the remainder of the season, including the playoffs, with a broken leg.
Bogut broke his left leg in his debut for Cleveland on Monday night, an injury that occurred after the 7-footer was on the floor for just 58 seconds.
The Cavs said Wednesday that Bogut won't need surgery, but he won't be back in time to help Cleveland defend its NBA title.
Bogut was signed to give Cleveland some frontcourt depth and another playmaker, and his loss will force general manager David Griffin to find another big man.
Also, Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith has been cleared to resume practicing. He's been out since late December following surgery on a broken right thumb. He's listed as questionable for Cleveland's game in Detroit on Thursday.
Coach Tyronn Lue didn't attend practice as he's being treated for a sinus/inner ear issue.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL-HALL OF FAME
Duncan, Stockton headline college hoops Hall of Fame class
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Wake Forest star Tim Duncan, Gonzaga's John Stockton and Duke standout Jay Williams headline the seven-member class that will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame later this year.
The 12th induction class was announced Wednesday.
Also entering the Hall of Fame are Winston-Salem State's Cleo Hill, Indiana's Scott May, Purdue star Rick Mount, Creighton's Paul Silas and Bo Ryan, who coached Wisconsin, Milwaukee and Wisconsin-Platteville.
Duncan led the Demon Deacons to four NCAA Tournaments before becoming a star for the San Antonio Spurs, while Stockton likewise became an NBA star with the Utah Jazz after his four-year career.
Williams led the Blue Devils to the 2001 national championship.
The induction ceremony, held in conjunction with the Hall of Fame Classic, is scheduled for Nov. 19.
Kennard comes through late for No. 14 Duke against Clemson
NEW YORK (AP) -- Luke Kennard had an ugly first half, and Duke leaned on freshmen Jayson Tatum and Frank Jackson to build a double-digit lead against Clemson.
Then the Tigers rallied, and Kennard put down the uprising.
Kennard made two clutch jumpers in the final 2:04 and No. 14 Duke beat Clemson 79-72 today to advance to the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals.
The fifth-seeded Blue Devils (24-8) will play fourth-seeded and No. 8 Louisville on Thursday at Barclays Center.
Kennard, the ACC's leading scorer, went 1 for 9 from the field in the first half and 8 for 11 in the second to finish with 20 points.
Miami beats Syracuse 62-57 in ACC, will face top seed UNC
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kamari Murphy had 16 points and 10 rebounds in his return home to Brooklyn, and Miami held off Syracuse 62-57 on Wednesday in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.
The ninth-seeded Hurricanes (21-10) advanced to play top-seeded and sixth-ranked North Carolina in the first quarterfinal Thursday afternoon, seemingly solidifying their spot in the NCAA Tournament.
Meanwhile, the Orange took an untimely loss that could leave them sweating out Selection Sunday. No. 8 seed Syracuse (18-14) fell to 0-3 in the ACC Tournament and 2-11 this season away from home, a mark that might not go over very well with the committee that sets the 68-team field for the NCAAs.
Orange coach Jim Boeheim remained tied on the NCAA list with fellow Hall of Famer Bob Knight at 902 career Division I wins. They trail only Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, who had 1,066 going into the Blue Devils' game Wednesday against Clemson.
Ohio State AD expresses confidence in hoops coach Matta
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State is sticking with coach Thad Matta.
Athletic director Gene Smith said in statement Wednesday that Matta, the most successful basketball coach in the school's history, has job security despite a second consecutive disappointing season that will end with the Buckeyes missing the NCAA Tournament.
The Buckeyes are 17-14 as they head to the Big Ten Tournament, where they play Rutgers on Wednesday night in Washington.
Calipari to coach USA Under-19 team in World Championships
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Kentucky coach John Calipari will lead Team USA's Under-19 World Cup squad at July's FIBA World Championships, his first international coaching position since guiding the Dominican Republic national team in 2011 and 2012.
USA Basketball announced Calipari's hiring on Wednesday as the team seeks its third straight gold medal following victories in 2013 and 2105. Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning and Colorado coach Tad Boyle will be his assistants for the event that runs July 1-9 in Cairo, Egypt.
Calipari said in a release that he was honored to coach the team and added, "This gives me an opportunity to give back to the game that has been so good to my family and me, as well as a game that I love."
AP source: Cowboys to release QB Romo when NFL year begins
DALLAS (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the Dallas Cowboys will release quarterback Tony Romo when the NFL year opens on Thursday.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't announced a decision on Romo, who will get a chance to pursue a starting job elsewhere.
Romo will leave the Cowboys as the franchise leader in yards passing and touchdowns after losing the starting job to rookie Dak Prescott. Dallas' 10-year starter broke a bone in his back in a preseason game last year.
Romo, who turns 37 next month, threw for 34,183 yards and 248 touchdowns, but could never match the postseason success of Super Bowl winners Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman.
In other NFL news:
-- The New York Giants have signed free agent receiver Brandon Marshall to a two-year contact. The former Jets receiver tweeted a picture of the signed contact today. The signing gives the Giants a talented outside receiver to play opposite Odell Beckham Jr. The Jets released Marshall less than a week ago. Marshall, who will turn 33 this month, had 59 catches for 788 yards and three touchdowns last season.
-- The Buffalo Bills say Tyrod Taylor will remain the starter after restructuring the quarterback's five-year contract extension. The Bills had until Saturday to determine whether to pick up the extension Taylor signed in August or part ways with the two-year starter. Taylor has a 15-14 record in two seasons with Buffalo.
-- The Washington Redskins have re-signed tight end Vernon Davis. According to Davis' Snapchat, it's a three-year deal. The 33-year-old revitalized his career last season with Washington, starting 14 games and catching 44 passes for 583 yards and two touchdowns. In 11 NFL seasons the Maryland product has 505 receptions for 6,424 yards and 57 touchdowns.
-- The Detroit Lions have tendered defensive ends Kerry Hyder and Brandon Copeland and wide receiver TJ Jones. Hyder had a team-high eight sacks last season, emerging as a surprising standout. He was undrafted in 2014 and spent nearly two seasons on practice squads with the New York Jets and Lions before making his NFL debut in the last game of the 2015 season. Copeland, who primarily played on special teams, had 11 tackles and forced a fumble last season. Jones has 15 career receptions for 225 yards and a TD in 13 games.
-- A person familiar with the negotiations says defensive end Andre Branch has agreed to a $27 million, three-year contract to remain with the Miami Dolphins. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because it had not been announced by the Dolphins. Branch was on the verge of becoming one of the top defensive ends on the market when free agency begins Thursday.
-- The Miami Dolphins announced have tendered four exclusive rights free agents, including center Anthony Steen, who started seven games last year. Also tendered were linebacker Mike Hull, cornerback Lafayette Pitts and tight end Thomas Duarte. Steen, undrafted as a rookie in 2014, filled in when center Mike Pouncey was hurt last season. Hull and Pitts were valuable on special teams, and Duarte spent much of last season on the practice squad.
-- The Atlanta Falcons have tendered four restricted free agents, including starting safety Ricardo Allen and wide receiver Taylor Gabriel, who was a surprise breakout star in 2016. The Falcons also tendered offensive guard Ben Garland and cornerback Akeem King.
-- The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Kansas City Chiefs tight end Demetrius Harris has been arrested on suspicion of felony possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The 25-year-old Harris was the Chiefs' backup tight end behind Travis Kelce the last two seasons and has played in 32 games while making 20 starts.
Vegas officials to discuss possible 2nd NASCAR Cup race
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Tourism officials in Las Vegas are gathered to discuss a deal that could result in the city hosting an additional NASCAR top Cup series race starting in 2018.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's board of directors scheduled a special meeting today to discuss a race sponsorship agreement with the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which already hosts a Cup race every year. The deal would be for $2.5 million a year for seven years with the option of extending the agreement three years.
The meeting comes days before the track hosts this year's race Sunday.
A draft of the agreement calls for the second race to be held in fall, normally in September.
The Convention and Visitors Authority is expected to pay a sponsorship fee of $1 million per race and commit to spending $500,000 annually to market both races.
Speedway Motorsports Inc. owns the Las Vegas track, along with seven others.
Las Vegas tourism officials reported that the 2016 race attracted more than 96,000 out-of-town guests and had an overall economic impact of more than $139 million.
Allmendinger crew chief suspended 3 races and fined $65,000
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR has fined three teams for penalties tied to last weekend's races at Atlanta Motor Speedway and hardest hit was AJ Allmendinger for loose lug nuts on his car.
NASCAR docked Allmendinger 35 points, and crew chief Randall Burnett was suspended three races. Burnett was also fined $65,000 after NASCAR found three loose lug nuts on Allmendinger's car.
The penalty dropped Allmendinger from 11th into a tie for 34th in the standings. JTG Daugherty Racing competition director Ernie Cope will replace Burnett during the suspension.
Also penalized was Joe Gibbs Racing because Kyle Busch's winning car was too low after the Xfinity Series race. Crew chief Scott Graves was fined $10,000 and suspended one race. JGR was docked 10 Xfinity Series owner points.
In the truck series, Chase Elliott's entry failed post-race inspection and crew chief Jeff Stankiewicz was fined $5,000 and suspended for one race.
HORSE RACING-HALL OF FAME FINALISTS
Jockeys Perret and Albarado finalists on Hall of Fame ballot
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Jockeys Robby Albarado and Craig Perret are among the 11 finalists on the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame ballot.
The other finalists are jockeys Javier Castellano, Victor Espinoza and Garrett Gomez; trainers Mark Casse, John Shirreffs and David Whiteley; and thoroughbreds Gio Ponti, Goldikova and Kona Gold.
Albarado, who began riding in 1990, has won 5,026 races, with purse earnings of more than $206 million. Perret won 4,415 races, with purse earnings of more than $113 million in a career that spanned from 1967-2005.
Perret was the Eclipse Award winner for outstanding jockey in 1990, three years after one of his crowning achievements. He won the 1987 Belmont Stakes by 14 lengths aboard Bet Twice, denying Alysheba the Triple Crown.
Results of the voting will be announced April 24. Induction is scheduled for Aug. 4 in Saratoga Springs.