Georgia swim coach suspended
Longtime Georgia swimming coach Jack Bauerle - head coach of the U.S. womens team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and one of the nations top coaches - has been suspended indefinitely following NCAA findings of two major rules violations resulting from his involvement in star Chase Kaliszs academic eligibility.
Georgia announced Friday that the NCAA informed the school Wednesday that Bauerle has been accused of a severe breach of conduct and providing extra benefits to Kalisz. Georgia has 90 days to respond to the NCAA findings.
Georgia won its second straight NCAA womens title last month. The school suspended Bauerle for the final three months of the season as it investigated the allegations.
According to documents from the NCAA released by Georgia, Bauerle allegedly made special arrangements with a professor to add Kalisz to a course after classes had ended. The NCAA says Kalisz was given a passing grade even though he didnt complete any work for the course.
Bauerle and Kalisz were initially withheld from competition when Georgia began its review of the allegations in January. Kalisz was reinstated Jan. 17.ELSEWHEREHeat from feds on Florida State
Florida State could face sanctions from a federal investigation into how it handles sexual assault reports following last years rape accusations against Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston.
The woman who accused the quarterback filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Educations Office for Civil Rights. It decided the university should be investigated for possible Title IX violations over the way it responds to sexual violence complaints.
In December, state prosecutors announced that Winston would not be charged.
Tennis: No. 3 seed Sara Errani was upset by 17-year-old Swiss qualifier Belinda Bencic 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, S.C., and joined second-seeded Jelena Jankovic as top players ousted in Fridays quarterfinals.
Jankovic lost to Canadas Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 to start the round of eight.
Olympics: More than 2,000 construction workers were off the job in the second day of a strike that has slowed work at the Olympic Park, the main cluster of venues for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.
Union officials said the strike centered on wages and working conditions.
Soccer: Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be sidelined for at least several weeks because of a thigh muscle tear and will miss the second leg of Paris Saint-Germains Champions League quarterfinal against Chelsea on Tuesday.
Ibrahimovic, who has scored 40 goals in 42 matches this season, probably would miss the semifinals if PSG advances. The French club won the first leg 3-1 and could reach the last four for the first time since 1995.Spring football
Cal and Stanford will hold open practices Saturday. This is the second open practice for Cal and the last for Stanford, which plays its Cardinal & White Spring Game on April 12. The Bears will hold their Spring Experience on April 26.
Stanford: Elliott Field, 9:30 a.m. Saturday
Cal: Memorial Stadium, 11:30 a.m. Saturday