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UB ready to name AD

The University at Buffalo will hold a news conference this morning at 11 a.m. to announce the hiring of a new director of athletics. UB President Satish K. Tripathi will introduce the new AD in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts (Screening Room).

The AD succceds Warde Manuel, who led the athletic department at UB since July 2005. He left in February to become the athletic director at the University of Connecticut.


Genesee CC makes tourney

For the second straight year the Genesee Community College men's lacrosse team has been selected to the NJCAA National Championship Tournament.

The fourth-seeded Cougars will travel to Nassau Community College to play No. 1 seed Onondaga Community College at 1 p.m. Saturday. Onondaga is also the No. 1 team in the country.

GCC, led by coach Dave Hoover, finished the regular season with a 14-2 record, losing only to Onondaga and Community College of Baltimore County-Essex. GCC's top goal-scorers are Connor Latimer and Gaehnew Printup.


Mickelson joins elite

Phil Mickelson has been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Fla., for 42 wins and four majors in a career that is still going.

Mickelson was inducted along with two-time major champion Sandy Lyle of Scotland, writer Dan Jenkins, British player and broadcaster Peter Alliss and LPGA player Hollis Stacy. The induction ceremony Monday night at the World Golf Village brought the Hall of Fame membership to 141.


Derby winner in Baltimore

Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another evidently loves traveling every bit as much as galloping on the track.

The chestnut colt arrived at Pimlico Race Course on Monday after being taken by charter plane from Kentucky to Baltimore. After the plane touched down, I'll Have Another and five of his stable mates received a police escort from Baltimore-Washington International Airport to Pimlico, site of the Preakness on May 19.

"He loves to fly. His ears were pricked," assistant trainer Jack Sisterson said. "We were getting a police escort and there were people in the streets chanting, 'I'd love another.' He knows that's him. His ears were pricked and he's bobbing his head, going, 'Yeah, that's me.' "

I'll Have Another trainer Doug O'Neill had business in California, so Sisterson accompanied I'll Have Another from Louisville.

It's the earliest arrival by a Derby winner since Monarchos was shipped just four days after his 2001 victory.


Serena up, Venus down

Serena Williams beat Elena Vesnina, 6-3, 6-1, to reach the Madrid Open's second round, while sister Venus lost, 6-4, 6-1, to Angelique Kerber on Monday.

Williams' ninth ace of the match provided a set point for the ninth-ranked American to take the first set and wrap up the match against the 68th-ranked Russian in just over an hour.

From News Staff and wire service reports