Orange crushed…Jayhawks’ Alexander to sit again…Jets get Marshall from Bears…Holmes keeps lead

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The NCAA has placed Syracuse on probation for five years for breaking with the “most fundamental core values of the NCAA.” In addition, the NCAA suspended Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim (BAY’-hym) for nine conference games next year and outlined a decade-long series of violations that included academic misconduct, improper benefits, and drug-policy failures. The basketball team will lose three scholarships a year for four years and must vacate wins in which ineligible players participated.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Kansas forward Cliff Alexander will remain out of action amid questions about his family’s relationship with an agent. Coach Bill Self says Alexander was unlikely to play in the ninth-ranked Jayhawks’ game against No. 15 Oklahoma today.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that the Jets have agreed to acquire Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall, pending a physical exam. The trade is the first by new Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan (muh-KAG’-nahn) and will send the Bears an unspecified draft pick. The trade cannot become official until the NFL’s new league year begins next Tuesday.

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — J.B. Holmes owns a two-stroke lead over Ryan Moore through the midway point of the PGA’s Cadillac Championship at Doral. Holmes followed his opening-round 62 with a 1-over 73 for a 9-under total. World No. 1 Rory McIlroy is eight shots back following a 2-under 70 in which he heaved his 3-iron some 50 yards into the water.

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — James Ward came from two sets down to beat John Isner (IHZ’-nur) 6-7, 5-7, 6-3, 7-6, 15-13 in a Davis Cup match that lasted almost five hours. That gave Britain a 2-0 lead over the United States in the first round heading into today’s doubles match. Earlier, Andy Murray beat Donald Young 6-1, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.