Sports News 03-12-2019

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski says injured big man Marques Bolden will be unable to play in the ACC Tournament this week. Krzyzewski told the school’s website today that “there’s no way Marques will be ready” after he sprained a ligament in his left knee early in Saturday’s loss at North Carolina. The 6-foot-11 Bolden averages 5.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 blocks for the fifth-ranked Blue Devils.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas senior guard Kerwin Roach II will rejoin the basketball team for the Big 12 Tournament this week following a five-game suspension for an unspecified violation of team rules. It was his second suspension this season and the third of his career. The Longhorns dropped four of the five games without Roach, who is averaging 15 points this season.

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Former Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird is awaiting sentencing after making a plea in a case accusing him of assaulting his ex-girlfriend. The 24-year-old Bird was released on bail after the hearing today, pending sentencing May 28. He pleaded to sufficient facts. The plea is not an admission of guilt but acknowledges a likely conviction at trial.

UNDATED (AP) — Wide receiver DeSean Jackson could be returning to the Philadelphia Eagles. Two people familiar with the deal tell The Associated Press the Eagles have agreed to acquire Jackson and a seventh-round pick in the 2020 draft from Tampa Bay for a sixth-round selection this year. One of the sources says the trade is contingent upon Jackson agreeing to a new contract.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have worked out a two-year contract extension with linebacker Craig Robinson. The seven-year NFL veteran has played both defense and special teams since signing with the Saints as an unrestricted free agent in 2016. Robertson has started 27 games for the Saints, recording 218 tackles, four sacks and three interceptions.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt baseball coach Tim Corbin has reached 800 career victories. The milestone came in the Commodores’ first game of a doubleheader Sunday, a 9-1 win over Illinois State. According to a school news release, Corbin becomes the 26th active coach to reach 800 career wins.