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)
  • Funes Mori tipped to make Everton debut against Chelsea

    Funes Mori tipped to make Everton debut against Chelsea

    Everton's new signing Ramiro Funes Mori could make his first-team debut against Chelsea at Goodison Park when the Premier League resumes next week after the international break, manager Roberto Martinez said. The Toffees take on the Premier League … More »

    Reuters - 7 minutes ago
  • Euro 2016 job not done yet, Iceland put off celebration

    By Mark Gleeson AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Iceland have decided to suppress the desire to celebrate a famous victory over the Netherlands as they stand tantalisingly close to qualifying for a first-ever major championship. "It would be very nice to … More »

    Reuters - 7 minutes ago
  • Fernandinho says he never lost faith in Pellegrini

    Fernandinho says he never lost faith in Pellegrini

    Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho says he never doubted manager Manuel Pellegrini even when he was heavily criticised last season after the side finished eight points behind Premier League champions Chelsea. Manchester City have gotten of to a … More »

    Reuters - 9 minutes ago
  • After Harbaugh's debut, Michigan fans will need patience

    After Harbaugh's debut, Michigan fans will need patience

    Jim Harbaugh was first to greet Jake Rudock on the Michigan sideline after he threw the pick-6 that pretty much ended any hope the Wolverines had of winning the much-hyped debut of their much-hyped coach. Michigan fans will need to have the same … More »

    AP - Sports - 19 minutes ago
  • Bwin admits investors split on its backing of GVC takeover

    Online gambling firm Bwin.party, which on Friday accepted a 1.06 billion pound takeover from GVC, said many of its investors had been split on whether to back the approach over a rival offer from 888. Bwin Chairman Philip Yea said it had talked … More »

    Reuters - 41 minutes ago