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Press Box: NCAA adds replay, adjusts hoops rules

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The NCAA men's basketball rules committee voted Thursday at the conclusion of a three-day coaches meeting to extend its replay reviews at the end of regulation and overtime on shot-clock violations and out-of-bounds calls.

The committee members also clarified blocking and charging calls and adjusted the elbow-clearing rule. But the coaches determined that there was not enough support to vote on reducing the 35-second shot clock.

If approved by an oversight panel on June 18, the rule changes will take effect next season.

Officials will be able to check replays to confirm possession on out-of-bounds plays or shot-clock violations in the final two minutes of regulation and overtime. Coaches discussed whether to give officials the option to go to the monitors in the last minute or two minutes.

---Guard Cleon Roberts is transferring to La Salle University after starting all 32 games and averaging 8.5 points per game as a freshman at Georgia Southern.

Roberts can play during the 2014-15 season. Per NCAA transfer regulations, he must sit out a year. Roberts' uncle, William Roberts, played 14 seasons with the New York Giants. He appeared in three Super Bowls, winning two of them.

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Chattanooga hired Jim Foster on Thursday as its next women's basketball head coach.

On June 8, the former Saint Joseph's, Vanderbilt and Ohio State coach will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. He's compiled a 783-307 record and ranks 11th in NCAA history in career wins. He and Rutgers women's coach C. Vivian Stringer are the only men's or women's college basketball coaches at any level with at least 200 wins at three schools.

SOCCER

David Moyes was named manager of Manchester United on Thursday, earning one of the most coveted jobs in soccer.

Moyes will leave Everton to guide the 20-time English champions after Alex Ferguson announced his retirement Wednesday after nearly 27 years.

Moyes, 50, received a six-year deal and assume control July 1.

Ferguson, 71, is the most successful manager in British soccer history, winning 13 of the club's 20 English titles. He will remain at United as a director.

NHL

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price will miss the rest of the first-round series against the Ottawa Senators with a lower-body injury.

The Canadiens' star netminder appeared hurt late in the third period of Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss and was replaced with Peter Budaj for the extra period.

Price, 25, stopped 30 saves in Game 4. Ottawa leads the series three games to one, with Game 5 scheduled for Thursday night in Montreal.

---Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin and Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis are finalists for the 2012-13 Ted Lindsay Award, given annually to the NHL's "Most Outstanding Player."

The Ted Lindsay Award is the only one voted on by players, with the recipient to be announced during the Stanley Cup Final. Crosby, Ovechkin and St. Louis have combined to earn six of the previous nine awards.
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