Louisville suspends head coach Chris Mack for 6 games

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The University of Louisville is suspending head basketball coach Chris Mack for six games. University officials say he failed to properly handle an extortion attempt by his assistant Dino Gaudio. Prosecutors say Gaudio demanded nearly a half-million dollars when he learned he’d be fired over the team missing the NCAA tournament, and said he’d tell the news media about violations if he didn’t get the money. Mack says he accepts the suspension and “could have handled matters differently.” He’ll be out for six nonconference games in November. Gaudio was sentenced in federal court Friday to probation and a $10,000 fine for the attempted extortion.