COLLEGES

Mullin unconcerned over

Jordan academic woes

New St. John's basketball coach Chris Mullin yesterday said point guard Rysheed Jordan's academic eligibility is "out of my control." Ordinarily, the prospect of losing his best returning player might be a matter of urgent concern, but Mullin took care of what he does control by landing freshman point guard Marcus LoVett as well as shooting guard Malik Ellison as part of his first recruiting class.

"We're waiting on his grades and then seeing what his status is academically," Mullin said of Jordan in conjunction with an appearance at Yankee Stadium to throw out the first pitch. "I've had good dealings with him. The academic piece is really the thing that's out of my control. I'm not concerned one way or the other."

Asked how he views the point guard situation if Jordan does not return and he must rely on newcomers, Mullin said, "Until I get them in the gym and work with them, I'm really not concerned or predetermining anything."

LI's Harris to Auburn

Former Providence forward Tyler Harris of Dix Hills has enrolled at Auburn as a graduate transfer. Tigers coach Bruce Pearl said that Harris started classes on Tuesday.

FOOTBALLMcDonald arrested again

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NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week. The Santa Clara (California) Police Department said the former San Francisco 49ers defensive end was arrested yesterday for violating a restraining order by being at a residence in Santa Clara. The restraining order was issued after a domestic violence incident Monday in Santa Clara in which the 6-foot-3, 290-pound McDonald allegedly broke down a bedroom door to get to his former fiancee and their infant.-- AP