What's Buzzing:

Tarkanian feeling better after heart attack

AP - Sports

Former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian is up and moving around at a Las Vegas hospital and could go home this weekend after suffering a heart attack and contracting pneumonia.

''He's feeling much better,'' Tarkanian's son-in-law, Zafi Diamant, said Tuesday. ''He's been up and walking around, all in all feeling much better.''

Tarkanian was admitted to Valley Hospital last Wednesday after attending the Final Four in North Texas, complaining of weakness, lethargy and labored breathing.

Doctors determined the 83-year-old had pneumonia and tests later revealed he also had a heart attack.

Diamant said Tarkanian will likely undergo a catheterization to determine if anything else needs to be done in the next couple of days and could go home after that.

A member of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, Tarkanian led three schools to the NCAA tournament, most famously the UNLV teams that went to the Final Four four times.

The Runnin' Rebels and their frenetic amoeba defense won the 1990 national title and lost to Duke in the 1991 Final Four. He later coached with the NBA's San Antonio Spurs and returned to his alma mater, Fresno State, to serve as coach from 1995-2002, leading the Bulldogs to the NCAA tournament twice.

The colorful ''Tark the Shark'' was known during his coaching days for biting towels during games and his open criticism of the NCAA, from which he received a large settlement in 1998 after suing the organization on claims of harassment.

View Comments (1)
  • Boxing-Joshua floors Breazeale to retain IBF heavyweight title

    Britain's Anthony Joshua retained his IBF heavyweight crown by knocking out American Dominic Breazeale in the seventh round at London's O2 Arena on Saturday. Unbeaten Joshua dominated from the start but the 30-year-old Breazeale proved a durable … More »

    Reuters - 2 minutes 4 seconds ago
  • Phelps ready for his final races in the U.S

    Phelps ready for his final races in the U.S

    By Steve Keating OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) - After the cut-throat competition of the U.S. Olympic Trials, the Rio Games will be a swim in the park, Michael Phelps said on Saturday as the most decorated Olympian of all time prepared for his final … More »

    Reuters - 2 minutes 31 seconds ago
  • Former Bruins star Ray Bourque arrested on DWI

    ANDOVER, Mass. - Former Boston Bruins star Ray Bourque has been arrested on a drunken driving charge. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 3 minutes 34 seconds ago
  • Poland's penalty preparations evident in Switzerland win

    Poland's penalty preparations evident in Switzerland win

    SAINT-ETIENNE, France (AP) -- Poland spent time preparing for a penalty shootout - and it showed. Pinned back in its own half for long spells by Switzerland as fatigue appeared to take its toll in extra time, Poland focused on the defensive virtues … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 minutes ago
  • PGA's Greenbrier off due to W.Va. floods

    PGA's Greenbrier off due to W.Va. floods

    The PGA Tour canceled the Greenbrier Classic, scheduled for July 7-10, on Saturday because of devastating flooding in West Virginia. The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs has been was inundated with floodwater after heavy storms rolled … More »

    AP - Sports - 10 minutes ago