Dayton sophomore Obi Toppin won the men's Naismith Trophy that goes to the most outstanding player of the year in college basketball, and Oregon senior Sabrina Ionescu won the women's award.
The Atlanta Tipoff Club revealed the winners Friday. Each had already been declared player of the year by the Associated Press.
Ionescu, who won AP All-America honors three times, broke the NCAA career triple-double record with 26 and became the first player in college history to have 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists. She averaged 17.5 points, 9.1 assists and 8.6 rebounds this season.
Toppin averaged 20 points and 7.5 rebounds per game while shooting 63% this season.
U.S. Open set for December
The U.S. Women's Open will be a winter event this year, if it is held.
The event was rescheduled for mid-December as the LPGA tried to get its events back on the calendar amid the coronavirus pandemic. Now the plan is for the Women's Open to be held at Houston's Champions Golf Club starting Dec. 10. It had been scheduled to start June 4.
Four other tournaments were rescheduled, and the tour planned to resume its schedule in mid-June. Commissioner Mike Whan admitted it's speculative because nobody knows "when our restart button gets pushed."
USTA says don't play
The U.S. Tennis Association says it's best not to play the game right now because of the coronavirus pandemic.
In a posting on its website, the USTA called it "in the best interest of society to take a collective pause" from tennis. There have not been specific studies about tennis and the COVID-19 illness, but the USTA said there is "the possibility" that germs could be transferred among people via sharing and touching of tennis balls, net posts, court surfaces, benches or gate handles.
"Be patient in our return to the courts," the USTA said.
Racial slurs disrupt chat
A hacker posted a racial slur hundreds of times in an online fan video chat Friday with K'Andre Miller, a black New York Rangers prospect from St. Paul.
The team scrambled to disable the hacker it called "a vile individual" on the Zoom chat with Miller, a 20-year-old former Wisconsin defenseman drafted No. 22 overall in 2018. He began his high school years at Minnetonka and also played for the U.S. national development team.
"We were incredibly appalled by this behavior, which has no place online, on the ice, or anywhere, and we are investigating the matter," the Rangers said in a statement.
Around the horn
Soccer: The English Premier League was suspended indefinitely, giving up on its tentative return date of April 30. No return date was set this time. … The CONCACAF Nations League semifinals and final were called off. The U.S. had been scheduled to play Honduras on June 4 in Houston, with Mexico meeting Costa Rica in the other semifinal. The winners were to play three days later at Arlington, Texas.
NFL: Detroit agreed to terms with free-agent cornerback Darryl Roberts, who started 10 games last season for the Jets.
Horse racing: The Preakness, scheduled for May 16, was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. When it is rescheduled, the infield party that is a staple will not be held.
College basketball: Texas dismissed women's coach Karen Aston, ending an eight-year stint that included four straight trips to the NCAA tournament Sweet 16 starting in 2015. Texas went 9-11 last season.
Baseball: A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit by fantasy sports contestants who claimed they were damaged by sign stealing in Major League Baseball. Five men had sued MLB, MLB Advanced Media, the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox in federal court in Manhattan, N.Y., claiming fraud by teams that violated MLB's rules against the use of electronics to steal catchers' signs.