Nuggets coach Karl gets treatment for blood clot
Denver Nuggets coach George Karl has another blood clot in his right leg as he recovers from radiation and chemotherapy treatment for throat and neck cancer.
Karl’s partner, Kim Van Deraa, wrote on her blog this weekend that the 58-year-old coach was rushed to the hospital Friday afternoon with the clot. She said doctors were trying to determine the cause because Karl already is on blood-thinning medication.
Van Deraa also wrote that doctors reinserted a filter into his abdomen. The filter had been removed two weeks ago.
The filter prevents the clots from traveling to his heart or lungs.
It initially was inserted in March when Karl was first treated for blood clots.
Also: Former NBA coach and current TNT analyst Doug Collins has been interviewed by the Philadelphia 76ers for their head coaching position.
General manager Ed Stefanski said he likes Collins’ track record and knowledge of the game. Collins played for the Sixers before he went on to coach Chicago, Detroit and Washington.
Columbia hired Saint Mary’s assistant Kyle Smith as its men’s basketball coach. The 40-year-old Smith replaced Joe Jones, who left to become a Boston College assistant.
Beuerlein, Hutchison lift UNLV baseball, 11-7
Drew Beuerlein clubbed a two-run home run to highlight a four-run sixth inning as the UNLV baseball team completed a three-game Mountain West Conference sweep of Air Force with an 11-7 victory at Wilson Stadium.
Matt Hutchison (5-3) worked six innings for the win as the Rebels improved to 24-19 overall and 8-7 in league.
Also: The UNLV softball team was checked on three hits in a 3-0 Mountain West loss to host San Diego State.
The Rebels (28-19, 5-4 MWC) managed five walks but left three runners in scoring position.
The College of Southern Nevada baseball team clinched its sixth Scenic West Athletic Association regular-season title when Western Nevada dropped a doubleheader to host Salt Lake Community College.
The Coyotes (42-10, 29-7) hold a four-game lead in the SWAC with one week to play.
The UNLV women’s track and field team closed its regular season over the weekend at the Steve Scott Invitational at Irvine, Calif., and at the Southern Utah Invitational in Cedar City.
Junior long jumper Deja Edwards finished second in the long jump at Irvine while Amanda Bingson won the hammer in Utah.
Bruins’ Sturm done for season with knee injury
Marco Sturm will miss the rest of the Boston Bruins season with a right knee injury that likely will sideline him at the start of next season.
General manager Peter Chiarelli said Sturm tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his right knee in Saturday’s opener of the Eastern Conference semifinals and will have surgery within four to six weeks.
Also: Levi Leipheimer won his second straight Tour of the Gila in New Mexico, holding off Tom Danielson by 59 seconds while teammate Lance Armstrong finished in 17th place.
Usain Bolt won the 200 meters in the Jamaica International Invitational in 19.56 seconds, the fourth-fastest time ever.
Bolt’s time at National Stadium in Kingston was 0.37 seconds off the world record of 19.19 that he set last year in the world championships in Berlin.