OU issues policy for athletes’ use of WebAfter getting in trouble for breaking the NCAA’s rules about recruiting phone calls, Oklahoma is trying to make sure there aren’t more problems lurking on the Internet. Among safeguards put in place after NCAA sanctions against the men’s basketball program, the university has created a policy with recommendations for athletes’ usage of social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace. The policy was among documents sent to the NCAA as part of the university’s annual compliance report and released Monday to The Associated Press after an open records request. OU reported it continues to add rules education programs and software designed to monitor compliance with NCAA rules after major violations by the men’s basketball and football programs.
Kenyan, Ethiopian win MarathonKenya’s Salina Kosgei won the women’s race in the Boston Marathon, and Ethiopian Deriba Merga took the men’s title. Kosgei outkicked defending champion Dire Tune and American Kara Goucher to win by less than a stride. Merga finished in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 41 seconds. Kenyan Daniel Rono was second, and American Ryan Hall was third.
LPGA Corning Classic endingOfficials say the LPGA Corning Classic will end after this year’s tournament in May. The 31-year-old event is the longest running tournament on the LPGA Tour with the same sponsor at the same venue.
Pitino’s son joins Florida staffRick Pitino’s son, Richard, accepted an assistant coaching position at Florida. Richard Pitino spent the last two years working in a similar position under his father at Louisville.
LSU receiver in critical conditionFormer LSU receiver Demetrius Byrd was in critical but stable condition after a car accident in Miami, and his agent said the NFL prospect was expected to fully recover. Last season, the 6-foot-2, 195-pounder had 37 catches and four TDs. From wire reports
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