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Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun hospitalized after bike fall; Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles just miss out on NCAA men's track and field title

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut men's basketball coach Jim Calhoun was hospitalized Saturday when he collapsed after a 50-mile charity bicycle ride during which he fell and broke five ribs.

The school said Calhoun was to be held overnight for observation and released today. There were no other health concerns, it said.

A spokeswoman for the hospital said Calhoun told her he hit a pothole and fell with about 16 miles to go. Moments after he crossed the finish line, he collapsed. The hospital said he did so because of dehydration and trauma from the fall.

Calhoun, 67, also was hospitalized for dehydration in March, missing UConn's first NCAA Tournament game.

Draft: UCLA guard Jrue Holi­day, projected to go among the top 10, hired an agent, meaning he won't return for his sophomore season. … South Carolina's Devan Downey, a first-team all-SEC guard last season, withdrew from the draft and will return for his senior season.

Florida, FSU barely miss men's track title

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Had Texas A&M's men taken third in the 4x400-meter relay, the final event of the NCAA track and field championships, Florida and Florida State would have finished in a four-way tie for first. But the Aggies beat Baylor for second by .23 seconds to take the title with 48 points, two more than Florida, FSU and Oregon.

Calvin Smith, a graduate of Freedom High, helped lead the Gators by finishing third in the 400 and being part of the fourth-place 4x400 team. UF's Kallinka Pitt of Seminole High took seventh in the 110 hurdles.

FSU's Jonathan Borlee won the 400, with twin brother Kevin fourth. Both were part of the winning 4x400 relay team.

Texas A&M also won the women's title, becoming the first school to win both since LSU in 1990. The Aggies, like that LSU team, are coached by Pat Henry. Texas A&M finished with 50 points, seven more than Oregon. FSU was fourth with 40 and Florida ninth with 23.

Baseball: Andy Wilkins homered and drove in five as Arkansas beat Cal State Fullerton 10-6 in the opener of the World Series in Omaha, Neb. It was coach Dave Van Horn's first Series win after going 0-4 with Nebraska and 0-2 with Arkansas in 2002. Monday, the Razorbacks face LSU, which beat Virginia 9-5. Sean Ochinko's three-run homer put the Tigers up 6-4 in the fifth. The Titans face the Cavs in an elimination game Monday.

Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun hospitalized after bike fall; Florida Gators and Florida State Seminoles just miss out on NCAA men's track and field title 06/14/09 [Last modified: Sunday, June 14, 2009 12:00am]
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