BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Mark Lenzi struck gold when he switched from wrestling to diving in the mid-1980s.
Over the next decade, he became the 1992 Olympic 3-meter springboard champion, earned a bronze medal four years later in Atlanta and became the first driver to score 100 points on a single dive.
On Monday, Lenzi, the last American male diver to win Olympic gold, died at the age of 43 in Greenville, N.C. Lenzi’s alma mater, Indiana University, posted the announcement on its website but did not provide a cause of death.
His mother, Ellie, told the family’s hometown newspaper, the Free Lance-Star of Fredricksburg, Va., that Lenzi had been hospitalized the past two weeks because of fainting spells that were caused by low blood pressure.
Odom’s time with Mavericks will end on inactive list
General manager Donnie Nelson said Monday it’s been a difficult and frustrating year for Odom, the team and the fans and that it’s time to move on. The Mavericks have nine games left in the lockout-shortened season and are seventh in the Western Conference standings. Odom, the NBA’s reigning Sixth Man of the Year, has been placed on the inactive list and will not be with the Mavericks the rest of the season.
TCU hires Johnson as Christian’s replacement
Johnson’s introduction Monday came a day after he resigned from LSU, where he spent the past four seasons. He has a 226-185 career record, having taken Stanford and Nevada to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament before going to LSU.
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