A junior forward on the Canisius men's basketball team collapsed during a workout yesterday and later died at a hospital.
The college reports that 21-year-old Richard Jones of Boston was about 20 minutes into a workout around 3:15 yesterday afternoon when he fell to the floor during a shooting drill.
Coach Mike MacDonald, assistant coach Michael Wernicki and several teammates were with him.
Jones was unconscious but had a pulse. Canisius athletic trainers administered CPR and used an automatic defibrillator when his pulse was lost.
Jones played in 88 career games and made 47 starts for the Griffs as a three-year letterwinner. . . .
JamesOn Curry, the career leading scorer in North Carolina high school basketball history, accepted a second chance from the man known for doling out such offers, Oklahoma State Coach Eddie Sutton.
Curry, whose scholarship offer to North Carolina was revoked after he pleaded guilty to possession with intent to sell marijuana, signed a national letter-of-intent to play for Oklahoma State. Sutton, 68, led his team to the Final Four last month with four starters who didn't begin their careers at Oklahoma State. . . .
Tulsa defensive back Kedrick Alexander and a teammate were charged with breaking into another athlete's dorm room and stealing a laptop computer, a video game and a credit card. Coach Steve Kragthorpe suspended Alexander and Terrance Thomas indefinitely, the university said in a statement. . . .
Marshall University defensive end Jamus Martin has been charged with possession of less than 15 grams of a controlled substance and carrying a dangerous weapon. Martin, of Martinsville, Va., posted a $10,000 surety bond and is scheduled for a plea hearing May 12, according to court records.
* SOCCER: Diego Maradona was back in intensive care, days after he abruptly ended nearly two weeks of treatment for heart and lung problems. Maradona was in stable condition after returning to the hospital in Buenos Aires because of an eating problem, according to a statement by the medical team treating him. . . .
Michelle Akers, Paul Caligiuri and Eric Wynalda were chosen for induction into the U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame. The trio will be inducted in Oneonta, N.Y., on Oct. 9. . . .
Monaco reached its first Champions Cup final by tying host Chelsea, 2-2, as Fernando Morientes set up one goal and scored the other. Monaco will play Portugal's FC Porto in the Champions Cup final May 26 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
* HOCKEY: Edmonton Oilers goalie Ty Conklin posted a shutout in a penalty shootout and Andy Roach's goal put the United States in the World Hockey Championships semifinals with an upset of the host Czech Republic. Roach gave the Americans a 1-0 shootout win after the teams tied 2-2 through regulation and overtime.
* TENNIS: Albert Costa stunned Roger Federer in the second round of the Italian Open in Rome, coming from a set down to beat the world's No. 1 player, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. . . . Venus Williams extended her winning streak to 12 matches by beating Eleni Daniilidou, 7-5, 6-3, to reach the third round of the German Open in Berlin.
* BASKETBALL: New Orleans General Manager Bob Bass retired after a coaching and front-office career spanning more than a half-century, including nine years with the Hornets. . . .
Wisconsin point guard Devin Harris declared himself eligible for the NBA draft but won't sign with an agent, leaving open the possibility of returning to the Badgers for his senior season.
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