Sports Digest: Five NFL coaches already fired

2013-12-30T21:15:00Z 2014-06-24T21:10:19Z Sports Digest: Five NFL coaches already fired nwitimes.com

Pro football

BEARS TO DRAFT 14TH: The Bears own the No. 14 pick of the 2014 National Football League Draft to be held on May 8-10.

The first round will be held on Thursday, May 8. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, May 9. Rounds four through seven will be held Saturday, May 10.

The Colts (11-5) will pick 26th.

5 NFL COACHES ALREADY FIRED: It didn't take long.

Barely 12 hours after the NFL's regular season ended, five head coaches were unemployed. Fired on Monday were Washington's Mike Shanahan, Detroit's Jim Schwartz, Minnesota's Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bay's Greg Schiano.

The Cleveland Browns didn't even wait that long, dismissing Rob Chudzinski on Sunday night after just one season on the job.

Shanahan, who won two Super Bowls in Denver in the 1990s, spent four seasons with the Redskins and was 24-40. Frazier had a little more than three seasons with the Vikings to compile an 18-33-1 mark, and Schwartz coached the Lions for five seasons, finishing 29-52.

Tampa Bay also fired general manager Mark Dominik.

Pro basketball

BUTLER SCORES 26 AS BULLS BEAT GRIZZLIES: Jimmy Butler scored 14 of his 26 points in the third quarter, Carlos Boozer added 21 points and 10 rebounds, and the Bulls defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 95-91 on Monday night.

Butler shot 6 for 10 from the field, including 2 of 3 on 3-pointers, and 12 of 14 at the foul line in a team-high 41 minutes. Chicago was 6 for 15 from 3-point range.

Women's basketball

IUN SLIPS BY IUSB: Forward Megan Holland scored 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting Monday night to lift Indiana University Northwest (9-5) past visiting IU South Bend, 60-56.

Rebecca Theriault added 15 points, Nicki Monahan 11 and Danielle Zandstra grabbed 10 rebounds.

Men's basketball

IUN FALLS TO HOLY CROSS: Indiana University Northwest shot 52 percent from the floor but was soundly outrebounded 41-31 in dropping an 85-84 game at Holy Cross College Monday night.

Brandon Grubl led the Redhawks (3-10) with 23 points and hit 5-of-9 shots from beyond the arc, Quentin Palmer and Drew Boetel added 17 points apiece, Devin Ellie chipping in 12.

Parker Dominguez led Holy Cross (11-5) with 23 points and Darrell McIntyre grabbed 12 rebounds.

INDIANA FRESHMAN FISCHER LEAVES SCHOOL: Indiana freshman Luke Fischer has withdrawn from school and is expected to transfer.

The move came one day before the Hoosiers open Big Ten play at Illinois.

Fischer, a 6-foot-11 center, was expected to help fill the void left by the early departure of Cody Zeller to the NBA. Fischer played in all 13 games for the Hoosiers (10-3) and was averaging 2.8 points and 2.1 rebounds in 10.0 minutes.

Coach Tom Crean said Monday that Fischer was looking for a "different fit" and the Hoosiers did not want Fischer to leave.

College football

OLE MISS BEATS GEORGIA TECH AT MUSIC CITY: Bo Wallace ran for two touchdowns and threw for another score as Mississippi beat Georgia Tech 25-17 Monday in the Music City Bowl for the Rebels' second straight bowl victory under coach Hugh Freeze.

The junior quarterback and Tennessee native made up for his three turnovers in the Egg Bowl overtime loss by throwing for 256 yards and running for 86 more, giving him the school record for total yards in a season and most completions in a season, topping Eli Manning for both.

Ole Miss (8-5) now has won six straight bowls and 10 of the last 11 in making up for the lone loss in that stretch in the 2000 Music City Bowl.

Crete-Monee grad Laquon Treadwell caught five passes for 50 yards for the Rebels.

NAVY WINS ARMED FORCES BOWL OVER MTSU: Keenan Reynolds ran for two more touchdowns and Navy won for only the second time its last seven bowl games, beating Middle Tennessee State 24-6 in the Armed Forces Bowl on Monday.

Reynolds had a 3-yard score to cap the opening drive for Navy (9-4), and added a 1-yarder in the fourth quarter. Already with the NCAA record for touchdowns rushing by a quarterback, Reynolds upped his total to 31 to match Colorado State running back Kapri Bibbs, also a sophomore, for the national lead this season.

Middle Tennessee (8-5) was held to a season-low for points. The Blue Raiders finished the regular season with a five-game winning streak, averaging nearly 43 points a game in that stretch.

The Midshipmen overcame two fumbles inside the 20 by Reynolds, their first turnovers in six games, and won their fifth straight game.

Around the horn

Doctors offered a grim assessment of Michael Schumacher's head injuries Monday, providing no prognosis for the Formula One driving great after his skiing accident in the French Alps. Schumacher has been placed in a medically induced coma to relieve pressure on his brain, which suffered bruising and bleeding when the retired seven-time world champion fell and struck a rock Sunday while skiing during a family vacation. ...

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