Florida Atlantic fires Coach Sidney Green
BOCA RATON, Fla., March 15 (UPI) -- Sidney Green is out as men's basketball coach at Florida Atlantic University, which finished the season with a 10-17 record.
Athletic Director Craig Angelos announced Green's removal as coach Tuesday and said he would be reassigned within the university.
Green coached the Owls six years.
"Sidney is an outstanding individual and a good friend," Angelos said. "He was very gracious and wished us nothing but the best for the future."
Green's FAU teams had an overall record of 54-121.
Iran honors its woman car racer
TEHRAN, March 15 (UPI) -- Laleh Seddigh, 28, has become Iran's best female race car driver at Tehran event organized by Iran's automobile federation.
Dozens applauded and cheered as the tiny figure in a blue headscarf appeared on the stage, the BBC reported Tuesday.
Laleh Seddigh, a Ph.D. student from Tehran who is also known for her stunning looks, has been nicknamed "a little Schumacher" after the German Formula 1 champion, the BBC report said. Seddigh drives a saloon car.
Seddigh says competing with men is not easy in Iran, but she hopes her example will encourage other women to follow suit.
"Most of them, I think, are jealous, and I don't care about that," she says. "I am just going and going and hoping to be champion in the next years and I will really try to achieve that goal."
Buccaneers sign TE Anthony Becht
TAMPA, Fla., March 15 (UPI) -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tuesday signed free-agent tight end Anthony Becht, formerly of the New York Jets.
Becht, a five-year starter with the Jets, has caught 133 passes for 1,164 yards and 17 touchdowns.
He could be Tampa Bay's starter at tight end next season.
The position has been a high priority for the Bucs because last year's starter, Ken Dilger, is due to become an unrestricted free agent and has not yet negotiated a new deal.
Women's basketball coach fired at Buffalo
BUFFALO, N.Y., March 15 (UPI) -- The Buffalo Bulls women's basketball coach, Cheryl Dozier, has been fired, the university announced Tuesday.
The Bulls had a 4-24 record this season.
Dozier has coached the team seven years. Her overall record was 89-107.