HIGH SCHOOLS

Collegiate AD Doxey to be honored

Collegiate athletics director Karen Doxey was elected to the 2018 Class of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Hall of Fame. She will be honored at the Hall of Fame Banquet on April 30.

Doxey’s coaching and athletics leadership career in Virginia spans nearly 40 years. She started her career at Norfolk Academy before coming to Collegiate in 1987 to teach health and physical education and coach varsity field hockey and lacrosse. She was coach of both sports for more than a decade before shifting her focus solely to field hockey.

She was named athletics director in July 2013.

In 39 years of coaching field hockey, Doxey has a 597-157-37 record. Her teams have captured 18 League of Independent School (LIS) titles and eight VISAA state championships. In lacrosse, Doxey compiled an overall record of 140-53-5, capturing three LIS titles.

COLLEGES

Subpoena seeks records on N.C. State

A federal subpoena issued to N.C. State in the FBI’s investigation into alleged payoffs involving college basketball recruits, agents, coaches and an apparel company seeks information on former guard Dennis Smith Jr., former ex-coach Mark Gottfried and members of his staff.

N.C. State released the subpoena after The (Raleigh) News & Observer made a public records request that pointed out the university had not cited a state or federal law that would prohibit the release.

A school spokesman said the university withheld the subpoena at the request of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, which is prosecuting the FBI investigation into alleged payoffs among college basketball assistant coaches and recruits from agents, financial advisers and clothing makers.

N.C. State appears to have been ensnared in the probe based on documents showing Smith Jr., a one-and-done guard drafted by the Mavericks last year, received $73,500 in loans from Christian Dawkins, an associate of prominent agent Andy Miller.

  • McNeese State named
  • Heath Schroyer
  • its men’s basketball coach. He has nine years of head coaching experience at Portland State, Wyoming and UT-Martin and a 124-143 career record. This season, he served as an assistant coach at BYU.
  • South Dakota State football coach
  • John Stiegelmeier
  • pleaded no contest to drunken driving. Stiegelmeier was arrested Jan. 27. The judge granted a suspended imposition of sentence. If Stiegelmeier complies with the terms of probation, the case eventually will be wiped from his record.

BASEBALL

Astros increase upcoming payout for Altuve

A source said AL MVP Jose Altuve and Houston agreed to a contract that guarantees him an additional $151 million over five seasons from 2020-24.

Altuve, 27, is earning $6 million this year under the first option exercised by the Astros in a deal he agreed to in 2013 that originally guaranteed $12.5 million from 2014-17. The Astros have a 2019 option at $6.5 million.

  • Third baseman
  • Eugenio Suarez
  • and the Reds agreed to a $66 million, seven-year contract, a deal that includes a team option for 2025 that if exercised would make the deal worth $79 million over eight years. Cincinnati obtained Suarez from Detroit in December 2014 as part of the trade that sent right-hander
  • Alfredo Simon
  • to the Tigers. Suarez hit .260 last season and set career bests with 26 homers, 82 RBIs and .828 OPS.
  • A source said right-hander
  • Jeremy Hellickson
  • and the Nationals agreed to a minor league contract. Hellickson would get a $2 million, one-year contract if added to the 40-man roster and would have a chance to make an additional $4 million in performance bonuses. Last season, he was 8-11 with a 5.43 ERA last year in 30 starts for Philadelphia and Baltimore, which acquired him July 28.
  • Ed Charles
  • , the third baseman known as “The Glider” who helped lead the Miracle Mets to the 1969 World Series title with his veteran guidance and poetry, died. He was 84. Mr. Charles died Thursday in New York, the J. Foster Phillips Funeral Home said. Charles hit just .207 with three homers and 18 RBIs in 169 at-bats in 1969, which turned out to be his final season, but he inspired his young teammates with his poetry. He singled off Baltimore’s
  • Dave McNally
  • in the ninth inning of Game 2 of the World Series and scored the go-ahead run on Al Weis’ sacrifice fly as the Mets won 2-1 for a 2-0 Series lead en route to their first title.

TENNIS

Sharapova won’t participate in Miami Open

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova withdrew from the Miami Open that begins next week because of a left forearm injury. She’ll be replaced in the main draw by American Jennifer Brady. Sharapova lost in the first round at Indian Wells last week and in the third round of the Australian Open in January.

  • Juan Martin del Potro
  • defeated
  • Philipp Kohlschreiber
  • 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., for the first time in five years. Del Potro next plays
  • Milos Raonic
  • , who got by
  • Sam Querrey
  • 7-5, 2-6, 6-3. The late seminal was between
  • Roger Federer
  • and
  • Borna Coric
  • .

In the late women’s semifinals, Venus Williams met Daria Kasatkina, and Simona Halep faced Naomi Osaka.

ELSEWHERE

  • FIFA said it finally and fully approved video review to help referees at the World Cup. The last step toward giving match officials high-tech help in Russia was agreed to by FIFA’s ruling council.
  • Four-time Indianapolis 500 winner
  • A.J. Foyt
  • , 83, was hospitalized after an attack of Africanized killer bees he encountered while working on his ranch. Wednesday’s attack was the second time Foyt has disturbed beehives while working on his bulldozer. He sustained over 200 stings to his head alone in a 2005 bee attack. A.J. Foyt Racing said he was stabilized and released.
  • Hector Arana Jr.
  • became the first Pro Stock Motorcycle racer to top 200 mph at an NHRA event when he broke the elusive barrier at Gainesville Raceway on Friday. Arana reached 200.23 mph during his second qualifying run for the Gatornationals.

— From staff and wire reports

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