After guiding Ohio State to the Final Four, two-time All-American forward Jared Sullinger figured he might as well see what he could do...

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Sullinger bound for NBA

After guiding Ohio State to the Final Four, two-time All-American forward Jared Sullinger figured he might as well see what he could do for an NBA team.

The 6-foot-9 sophomore announced Wednesday he is giving up his final two seasons with the Buckeyes to make himself available for the NBA draft in June. Most projections have him going in the top 10 picks.

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Sullinger averaged 17.5 points and 9.2 rebounds a game while shooting 52 percent from the field, 77 percent at the line and 40 percent on three-pointers while leading the Buckeyes to a 31-8 record. He was 63-10 as a starter.

Samford hires Seltzer

Samford hired Indiana assistant Bennie Seltzer as its men’s coach. The Birmingham native, 41, played for Washington State and is the program’s all-time leader in assists.

Green Bay brings back Borseth

Wisconsin-Green Bay found a familiar face to fill its women’s coaching vacancy as Kevin Borseth resigned from Michigan to return to the program he led for nine seasons.


Holt retires with Rams

Wide receiver Torry Holt signed a one-day contract so he could retire with the St. Louis Rams, with whom he was a key part of a Super Bowl champion and the Greatest Show on Turf.

Holt was a seven-time Pro Bowler with St. Louis from 1999 to 2008 and was selected to the NFL’s All-Decade team for the 2000s.

Blount signs tender with Bucs

Former Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount signed his exclusive-rights tender offer from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for $540,000 next season. Other signings: left tackle Demetress Bell agreed to a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles; the Tennessee Titans signed veteran defensive end Leger Douzable; the Kansas City Chiefs re-signed unrestricted free-agent defensive back Travis Daniels; and the Carolina Panthers signed free-agent safety Reggie Smith.


Real Salt Lake triumphs

Host Real Salt Lake (4-1) took an early lead on a first-half penalty by Paulo Jr. and coasted to a 1-0 victory over the Montreal Impact. The Impact (0-4-1) was held scoreless for the third time.

Santos advances to final

Herculez Gomez scored twice in the first half and Juan Pablo Rodriguez had a pair of second-half penalties to give Santos Laguna a 6-2 victory over Toronto FC in Torreon, Mexico, and ensure an all-Mexican CONCACAF Champions League final for the third time in four years.

Santos, which earlier ousted Sounders FC, prevailed 7-3 on aggregate and will play either Monterrey or Pumas UNAM in the final.

Champions semifinals set

Chelsea will meet four-time European champion Barcelona once again for a berth in the Champions League final. Frank Lampard and Raul Meireles scored to lead Chelsea over Benfica 2-1 for a 3-1 aggregate win. In the other quarterfinal, Real Madrid romped to a 5-2 victory over APOEL Nicosia as Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice. With an 8-2 aggregate victory, Real Madrid will face Bayern Munich in the semifinals.


Venus triumphs

Venus Williams looked strong in powering past Jelena Jankovic 7-5, 6-0 at the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, S.C.


• American midfielder Stuart Holden has returned to Premier League club Bolton after spending three months in Delaware doing rehabilitation on his right knee.

• FC Dallas ended the contract of Colombian striker Luis Perea by mutual consent.

• Toronto goalkeeper Stefan Frei will be sidelined four to six months after surgery on his left ankle.

Mohammad El Akkari scored 113 points as Moutahed beat Bejjeh 173-141 in a Lebanese league basketball game. He was 32 of 59 on three-point attempts.

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