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Sports briefs for Friday, April 18

Published: Saturday, April 19, 2014 12:24 a.m. CST

COLLEGE HOOPS

Duke’s Hood to turn pro

Duke sophomore Rodney Hood is entering the NBA draft.

Hood said in a statement Friday that playing for the Blue Devils and Mike Krzyzewski “helped me grow and develop as a player and a person” to prepare him for the NBA.

“Now it is time to move on to the next level and chase my dream of becoming an NBA player,” Hood said.

The 6-foot-8 Hood averaged 16.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists after sitting out last year following his transfer from Mississippi State.

NIU extends Montgomery’s deal

Northern Illinois and coach Mark Montgomery have agreed to a 2-year contract extension that runs through the 2017-18 season.

The deal was announced Friday. It comes after Montgomery led the Huskies to their biggest single-season turnaround. They went 15-17 in his third year, a 10-win improvement from 2012-13.

NFL

McNabb serves 1 day in jail

Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a 1-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.

Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show McNabb served his time Wednesday and was released about 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

McNabb, 37, was arrested Dec. 15 in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community east of Phoenix.

A copy of the citation shows McNabb was stopped on the Loop 101 freeway just after 3 a.m. after radar clocked his Range Rover at 81 mph in a 65-mph zone.

HOCKEY

Pavelich selling Olympic gold

One of the Olympic gold medals earned after the famed “Miracle on Ice” hockey game in 1980 will be auctioned beginning next week.

The Minnesota collegiate hockey player who helped Team USA beat the Soviets on the way to the gold, Mark Pavelich, is selling his medal through Dallas-based Heritage Auctions. Online and email bidding opens April 25.

 

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