Wash. prez tabbed for NCAA's top job

University of Washington president Mark A. Emmert is the NCAA's new chief executive.

Emmert succeeds Myles Brand, who died last September from pancreatic cancer. Brand was the first president to die in office. Jim Isch has served as interim president since Sept. 22.

Emmert will begin his duties Nov. 1. NCAA officials said Emmert was given a 5-year contract.

In other college news:

* Iowa State hired former Cyclones star Fred Hoiberg as its basketball coach. Hoiberg played 10 seasons in the NBA and was the vice president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

 

Philly File

 

* Sky Blue FC midfielder Carli Lloyd, of Delran, N.J., sustained a broken ankle in Sunday's 1-0 win over Chicago. The New Jersey-based Women's Professional Soccer team said Lloyd, who scored the gold-medal-winning goal for the U.S. women in the 2008 Olympics, is expected to return later this season.

* John "Jack/Shark" McGuinn, who coached Malvern Prep's football team to six Inter-Ac League championships in nine seasons (1969-77), died Sunday at 66. A viewing is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. tomorrow at Ruffenach Funeral Home, 4900 Township Line Road (at Burmont), in Drexel Hill. Services will be private.

 

Sport Stops

 

* In his first singles match of the clay-court season, Roger Federer lost to 40th-ranked Ernests Gulbis, of Latvia, 2-6, 6-1, 7-5, in his Rome Masters opener. The top-ranked Swiss will play two more tourneys - in Estoril, Portugal, and Madrid - before the French Open starts May 23.

* Five-time Olympian Mark Grimmette was named sports program director for USA Luge.

* Race walker Francisco Javier Fernandez, a 2004 silver medalist for Spain, has been suspended for 2 years for possessing doping substances.