COLLEGE HOOPSMullin hires Richmond
St. John's coach Chris Mullin announced that fellow Hall of Famer Mitch Richmond has joined the coaching staff as a special assistant. Mullin and Richmond were teammates for three seasons with the Golden State Warriors in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Richmond is a six-time NBA All-Star and five-time All-NBA selection. He won an NBA title with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2002 and a gold medal with the United States Olympic Team (Dream Team III) at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta. Mullin also announced the hiring of Greg St. Jean as an assistant coach.
Cardinals' police in probe
Louisville campus police now say they are reviewing allegations that a former men's basketball staffer hired escorts to dance and have sex with recruits and players in a dormitory. Katina Powell has alleged in a book released online over the weekend that former Cardinals director of basketball operation Andre McGee paid her $10,000 for dancers to perform 22 shows from 2010-14 at the players' Billy Minardi Hall dormitory. The school reported those allegations to the NCAA and has launched an investigation.
NHLDevils to honor Brodeur
The New Jersey Devils will retire the No. 30 jersey of goaltender Martin Brodeur and will debut a statue of their longtime goaltender during ceremonies on Feb. 9 in a game against the Edmonton Oilers. Brodeur played 21 seasons for New Jersey, leading the Devils to three Stanley Cup titles and winning the Vezina Trophy four times as the NHL's top goalie.
Hawks puts Rozsival on IR
The Chicago Blackhawks have placed defenseman Michal Rozsival on long-term injured reserve. Rozsival broke his left ankle in Game 4 of Chicago's second-round sweep against Minnesota in the playoffs. He re-signed with the Stanley Cup champions last month . . . The St. Louis Blues have promoted Rob DiMaio, who played for the Rangers and the Islanders, to director of player personnel. -- AP