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ESPN: Wisconsin Set to Hire Pittsburgh’s Paul Chryst as Head Football Coach

ESPN: Wisconsin Set to Hire Pittsburgh’s Paul Chryst as Head Football Coach

David Stluka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Wisconsin Badgers are turning to a familiar face as ESPN reports that the school has hired Pittsburgh's Paul Chryst as their new head football coach.

Chryst played quarterback for the school from 1986-1988. He was also an assistant at Wisconsin from 2002-2011 and would replace the recently departed Gary Andersen. Andersen stepped down earlier this week to join Oregon State as their head football coach.

In three seasons at Pitt, Chryst went 19-19 after replacing Todd Graham.

"It is our practice not to comment on the personnel searches of other institutions," Pittsburgh said in a statement, according to the Journal Sentinel. "Paul Chryst is the University of Pittsburgh's head coach, has been recruiting all week on behalf of the program and will begin preparations for Pitt's bowl game this weekend."

This past season, Wisconsin finished 10-3, first in the Big-Ten West, and will play Auburn in the Outback Bowl on January 1.

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Kentucky Center Alex Poythress Out for Season with Torn ACL

Kentucky Center Alex Poythress Out for Season with Torn ACL

Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(LEXINGTON, Ky.) -- The top ranked Kentucky Wildcats have plenty of depth, but they're platoon system has taken a big hit as junior forward Alex Poythress tore his ACL during practice on Thursday and will miss the rest of the season.

Part of the reason the Wildcats have been so successful this season is the use of two units, almost like hockey, and Poythress was a big part of that.

"When you're coaching other people's children and these children have high aspirations and unlimited potential -- not only to do things for themselves but for other people -- I can't begin to tell you the feeling when someone gets hurt," coach John Calipari said in a release. "My own son, Brad, tore his ACL last year. All I can tell you is I was physically sick when it happened to him. I feel exactly the same way now that it's happened to Alex."

In 20.3 minutes per game, Poythress was averaging 5.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game.

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QB Drew Stanton Hurt in Cardinals 12-6 Win over the Rams

QB Drew Stanton Hurt in Cardinals 12-6 Win over the Rams

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) -- The Arizona Cardinals now hold the best record in the NFL after their 12-6 win over the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night, but it came at a price. Quarterback Drew Stanton had to leave the game with a right knee injury.

The Cardinals had to turn to Ryan Lindley to fill in for Stanton, who was filling in for the injured Carson Palmer. Lindley wound up completing 4 of 10 passes for 30 yards.

"[He's] been in this stadium and played against these guys," Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said of Lindley. "And it was not a time to put Logan [Thomas] out there. He's going to be a good player someday, but he's not ready for this yet, and Ryan was more than ready and really liked his poise and confidence."

The team has used four quarterbacks this season despite their impressive record.

With both teams without their starting quarterbacks, neither team was able to score a touchdown.

Now at 11 wins, the Cardinals have tied their franchise record for most wins in a single season while the Rams clinched their 10th straight year without a winning season.

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Alvarez Will Coach Wisconsin in Outback Bowl

Alvarez Will Coach Wisconsin in Outback Bowl

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Current Wisconsin director of athletics and former head coach Barry Alvarez will coach the football team when it takes on Auburn in the Outback Bowl Jan. 1, the school announced Thursday.Wisconsin was left without a coach for the Bowl game when head coach Gary Andersen decided Wednesday to leave the school and become Oregon State's head coach.Alvarez coached the Badgers from 1990-2005 during which he became the winningest coach in school history (118-74-4).“A number of the seniors met with me on Wednesday after our team meeting and asked if I would consider coaching the team,” Alvarez said. “I told them I would have to sleep on it. After thinking it over and meeting with some of the seniors again this morning I have decided to coach. I feel this gives our assistants an opportunity to concentrate on getting the team ready for a very good opponent in Auburn. My goal is to make sure our players, especially the seniors playing their last game, have a memorable experience and we do everything we can to prepare to win the game.”This isn't the first time Alvarez coached a Bowl game while serving as A.D. In 2013, he coached the Badgers in the Rose Bowl after former head coach Bret Bielema left to coach Arkansas. Alvarez and the Badgers lost that game to Stanford, 20-14.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 12/11/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/11/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NHL: Chicago Blackhawks 3 (20-8-1; 41pts) – Boston Bruins 2 (15-13-1; 31pts)

Buffalo Sabres 4 (11-16-2; 24pts) – Calgary Flames 3 (17-11-2; 36pts)

Philadelphia Flyers 4 (10-13-5; 25pts) – New Jersey Devils 1 (11-14-5; 27pts)

Columbus Blue Jackets 3 (11-15-2; 24pts) – Washington Capitals 2 (13-10-5; 31pts) OT

Los Angeles Kings 5 (15-9-5; 35pts) – Ottawa Senators 3 (11-12-5; 27pts)

Tampa Bay Lightning 2 (19-8-3; 41pts) – Carolina Hurricanes 1 (8-17-3; 19pts)

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Report: Twins Sign P Ervin Santana to a 4-Year, $55 Million Contract

Report: Twins Sign P Ervin Santana to a 4-Year, $55 Million Contract

iStockphoto(SAN DIEGO) -- The Minnesota Twins and free agent pitcher Ervin Santana agreed to a four-year, $55 million contract, according to ESPN. The deal includes an option for the 2019 season. If the Twins don’t utilize the option, the right-hander will receive a $1 million buyout.

Last season with the Atlanta Braves, Santana went 14-10 with an ERA of 3.95. He struck out 179 batters in 196 innings of work. During his 10-year MLB career, the former All-Star owns a record of 119-100 and an ERA of 4.17.

Santana will need to pass a physical before the deal is finalized. 

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ESPN: Red Sox Trade Yoenis Cespedes to Tigers for Rick Porcello

ESPN: Red Sox Trade Yoenis Cespedes to Tigers for Rick Porcello

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Winter Meetings have been a hotbed of baseball activity and it continued Thursday morning as ESPN reports that the Boston Red Sox have agreed to send outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers for starting pitcher Rick Porcello.

In the deal, the Red Sox will also send pitcher Alex Wilson and another minor league pitcher.

Cespedes' time in Boston was brief. He played 51 games for the Red Sox after he was the centerpiece of the deal that sent starting pitcher Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics.

Since coming to Major League Baseball in 2012, Cespedes has lived up to the billing as a power hitting outfielder who plays good defense. In 2014, the 29-year-old Cespedes hit .260 with 22 home runs and 100 RBIs.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox continue to revamp their starting rotation. Still just 25 years old, Porcello went 15-13 with a 3.43 ERA in 31 starts for the Tigers in 2014.

Porcello will be a free agent following the 2015 season.

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Dodgers Trade Outfielder Matt Kemp to the Padres

Dodgers Trade Outfielder Matt Kemp to the Padres

Christian Pederson/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have dominated the annual Winter Meetings. And early Thursday morning, the team agreed to send former All-Star outfielder Matt Kemp to the San Diego Padres.

ESPN reports that the Padres will acquire Kemp as well as catcher Tim Federowicz in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal, pitcher Joe Wieland, and pitcher Zach Eflin.

The Dodgers will also reportedly send the Padres around $31 million to cover the remaining $107 million on Kemp's current contract.

Kemp had been with the Dodgers for his entire nine-year career and was seen as the face of the franchise up until recently. In 2014, Kemp played in 150 games while hitting .287 with 25 home runs and 89 RBIs. In 2011, Kemp finished second behind Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers in the MVP voting in the National League.

The trade does help alleviate a logjam out in the Dodgers outfield. Along with Carl Crawford, Andre Either, and Yasiel Puig, the deal also helps clear the way for top hitting prospect Joc Pederson to earn playing time.

This past season, the Padres ranked last in baseball in runs scored, batting average, on base percentage, and slugging percentage.

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Dodgers Trade Dee Gordon to the Marlins, Acquire Howie Kendrick from Angels

Dodgers Trade Dee Gordon to the Marlins, Acquire Howie Kendrick from Angels

BananaStock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the middle of a complete overhaul as they've traded second baseman Dee Gordon to the Miami Marlins while also acquiring second baseman Howie Kendrick via trade from the Los Angeles Angels.

In return for Gordon, the Dodgers received pitcher Andrew Heaney, infielder Enrique Hernandez, reliever Chris Hatcher, and minor leaguer Austin Barnes from the Marlins. The Marlins will acquire Gordon, pitcher Dan Haren, and infielder Miguel Rojas.

The 26-year-old Gordon was an All-Star in 2014 after batting .289 with 92 runs scored, 176 hits, and a National League-leading 64 stolen bases.

In order to get Kendrick, the Dodgers had to depart with the recently acquired Heaney and ship him to the Angels.

"We feel like within the totality of the moves, we made ourselves a better team," Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said. "Adding Howie Kendrick we felt like fit us really well: right-handed bat, tremendous hitter, really good defender, and then the young players we got should help us in 2015 and beyond."

The 31-year-old Kendrick had spent his entire nine-year career with the Angels. This past season, he hit .293 with seven home runs, 75 RBIs, and scored 85 runs.

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ESPN: Red Sox Trade for SP Wade Miley

ESPN: Red Sox Trade for SP Wade Miley

BananaStock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) -- The Boston Red Sox traded pitchers Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster, and an unnamed minor-leaguer to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for left-hander Wade Miley, according to ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes.

The 28-year-old Miley has pitched four seasons for the Diamondbacks, compiling a 38-35 record with a 3.79 ERA and a 1.323 WHIP.

Miley is expected to be slotted behind Clay Buchholz and Joe Kelly in the Sox starting rotation, and is under team control for the next three seasons.

Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks receive De La Rosa, 25, and the 24-year-old Webster. Both of whom were originally acquired by the Red Sox in the 2012 deal with the Dodgers that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, and Nick Punto to Los Angeles.

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ESPN: Phillies Trade Rollins to Dodgers

ESPN: Phillies Trade Rollins to Dodgers

Mitchell Leff/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Switch-hitting shortstop Jimmy Rollins was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.The Dodgers acquire Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies, the team he's played with for all 15 of his major league seasons. It is not yet known what the Phillies received in return. The 36-year-old Rollins replaces Hanley Ramirez, who signed with the Red Sox as a free agent.Rollins had a storied career in Philadelphia, winning the National League MVP in 2007 and helping the team win the World Series in 2008. He is the franchise's all-time leader in hits, at-bats and doubles.Rollins is in the final year of his contract and will make $11 million this season.Rollins played in 138 games for the Phillies last season, hitting .243 with 78 runs scored, 17 home runs, 55 RBIs and 28 stolen bases.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 12/10/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/10/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Charlotte Hornets 96 (6-15) – Boston Celtics 87 (7-13)

Los Angeles Clippers 103 (16-5) – Indiana Pacers 96 (7-15)

Washington Wizards 91 (15-6) – Orlando Magic 89 (9-15)

Atlanta Hawks 95 (15-6) – Philadelphia 76ers 79 (2-19)

Chicago Bulls 105 (13-8) – Brooklyn Nets 80 (8-12)

Minnesota Timberwolves 90 (5-16) – Portland Trail Blazers 82 (17-5)

Dallas Mavericks 112 (17-7) – New Orleans Pelicans 107 (10-11)

San Antonio Spurs 109 (16-6) – New York Knicks 95 (4-20)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (1) Kentucky 56 (10-0) – Columbia 46 (5-3)

(5) Wisconsin 93 (9-1) – Milwaukee 54 (4-6)

(10) Kansas 75 (7-1) – Georgetown 70 (5-3)

(12) Ohio State 97 (7-1) – High Point 43 (6-3)

(19) Maryland 67 (9-1) – N.C. Central 56 (6-4)

(23) Northern Iowa 65 (9-0) – Denver 55 (4-4)

(24) St. John’s 74 (7-1) – Fairleigh Dickerson 52 (3-5)

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (16-9-3; 35pts) – Detroit Red Wings 1 (17-6-6; 40pts) SO

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Pettine Explains Why Manziel Is Starting

Pettine Explains Why Manziel Is Starting

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(BEREA, Ohio) -- The Cleveland Browns will go with Johnny Manziel at quarterback on Sunday against the Bengals.

Head coach Mike Pettine said Wednesday he made the move "because of the lack of performance at that position over the last four games."

"They have to understand that as a unit, if we don't pick our play around the quarterback, we'd be extremely foolish to expect different results," he continued.

Cleveland has dropped their last two and sit in last place in the AFC North.

"Certainly a great challenge this week to be back in the division," Pettine said.  "Looking forward to being back out in front of the dog pound.  We're expecting a high level of intensity for a lot of reasons.  I think it'll be a playoff type atmosphere."

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Magic Johnson: ‘I Hope the Lakers Lose Every Game’

Magic Johnson: ‘I Hope the Lakers Lose Every Game’

Akpanudosen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Hall of Famer Magic Johnson thinks the Lakers should cash it in this season and hope for a high draft pick.

"I hope the Lakers lose every game," Johnson told reporters at a promotional event Tuesday in New York City. "Because if you're going to lose, lose. And I'm serious."

The Lakers are tied for the second worst record in the NBA and finished last year with a 27-55 record, which was the worst 82-game stretch in franchise history.

"I don't see teams tanking. It doesn't happen. Maybe there are certain teams in the league -- and this is not one of them -- where ownership sits up there in their office and they're crossing their fingers quietly and hoping," Lakers All-Star Kobe Bryant said. "But the players themselves? Never. Players play. Players play and players try to win every single game. That's just what we do."

Lakers head coach Byron Scott played with Johnson and wasn't looking too much into those comments.

"It's more of a laughing matter to me than anything," Scott said. "I know Ervin and how competitive he is and I understand where he's coming from -- 'Yeah, lose every game and hopefully you'll get the No. 1 pick.' That doesn't guarantee that you're going to get the No. 1 pick. You go out here and try to win as much as you can to try to create that culture of winning again instead of having that loser's mentality. That's how I look at it."

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Prosecutors Can Appeal Pistorius Culpable Homicide Conviction

Prosecutors Can Appeal Pistorius Culpable Homicide Conviction

Bryn Lennon/Getty Images(JOHANNESBURG) -- A South African judge ruled Wednesday that prosecutors could appeal the culpable homicide ruling against Oscar Pistorius.

The double-amputee former Olympian was convicted of killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, when he fatally shot her through a bathroom door last February.

The judge ruled that Pistorius could be re-tried for murder after he was sentenced to a five year prison term for the lesser charge of culpable homicide.

The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein will hear the case as to whether Pistorius could have foreseen killing someone when shooting through the door. 

If convicted of murder, Pistorius could face a minimum of 15 years in prison.

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Report: Cubs Sign Jon Lester

Report: Cubs Sign Jon Lester

Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(SAN DIEGO, Ca) -- The biggest pitching prize in baseball signed with the Chicago Cubs, Wednesday.

According to FoxSports.com and ESPN, Jon Lester has agreed to a 6 year, $155 million contract as part of a new look, new attitude club that hasn't won a World Series in over 100 years.

Lester joins new Chicago manager Joe Maddon, who recently came over from the Tampa Bay Rays, in what many are expecting to be an aggressive push towards contending in 2015.

The Cubs have also recently signed starting pitcher Jason Hammel, as well as catcher Miguel Montero.

"We have a nice ball club," Maddon said. "The pitching staff needed to be solidified, Jason Hammel helped do that. Now all of a sudden you get Jon Lester in there, beyond his pitching ability, what it does within the clubhouse among the other guys, when you talk about playoffs and World Series', it becomes more believable."

While the big name, high-priced acquisitions are capturing the headlines, the Cubs future is dependent upon the young talent the team has been developing. The list of players soon to join The Show include infielder Addison Russell, who the team acquired from the A's last season in the Jeff Samardzija deal, slugger Javier Baez, third basemen Kris Bryant and outfielder Jorge Soler.

"Primarily, I think every young Cub, sitting wherever they are sitting tonight, has a stronger believability in what we are doing next year," said Maddon to ESPN after the announcement of the Lester signing.

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Texans’ Clowney Undergoes Microfracture Surgery

Texans’ Clowney Undergoes Microfracture Surgery

Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images(HOUSTON, Tx.) -- The enormous hype that surrounded the top pick in 2014's NFL draft has fallen flat. Texan's defensive end Jadeveon Clowney underwent microfracture knee surgery Monday, according to a statement from the Houston Texans.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the recovery time for Clowney will be around nine months.  His return will likely be after the 2015 pre-season. 

It is possible he could start the season on the team's physically unable to perform list.

"We expect a full recovery," Texans general manager Rick Smith told ESPN.com's Tania Ganguli.

Clowney entered the league with enormous attention and promise for his ability to rush the passer. Since being drafted, his season has been injury-plagued. He suffered a concussion in an August practice with Denver. He then suffered a lateral meniscus tear in the season opener against the Washington Redskins.

"This guy's a football player. He wants to play football, he wants to be good. He was disappointed," Head Coach Bill O'Brien said via Twitter.

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Chicago Cubs Acquire Montero from Diamondbacks

Chicago Cubs Acquire Montero from Diamondbacks

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO, Ca.) -- The Chicago Cubs have made the latest move in the MLB offseason, trading for catcher Miguel Montero.

The Cubs traded two prospects to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Tuesday to acquire what many within baseball consider the top catcher at framing pitches.

"It really gives us a solid presence in the catching position," manager Joe Maddon said.

In addition, Chicago will assume most of the $40 million left on the remaining three years of Montero's contract.

"I want to say thank you to the Diamondbacks for 14 years in the organization. I made a lot of great friends and I’m going to miss them all. Excited for the next chapter in my career with a team with so much history and a bright future. See you soon Windy City!" Montero tweeted after the trade was announced.

Montero, 31, has struggled at the plate in recent years. Last season he batted .243 with an OBP of .329. The Cubs will hope he can return to his 2011 form when he was an All-Star, who batted .286 with 15 home runs and 88 RBI.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 12/9/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/9/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers 105 (13-7) – Toronto Raptors 101 (16-6)

Portland Trail Blazers 98 (17-4) – Detroit Pistons 85 (3-19)

Memphis Grizzlies 114 (17-4) – Dallas Mavericks 105 (16-7)

New Orleans Pelicans 104 (10-10) – New York Knicks 93 (4-19)

Oklahoma City Thunder 114 (8-13) – Milwaukee Bucks 101 (11-12)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (7) Villanova 73 (9-0) – Illinois 59 (7-2)

(11) Wichita State 77 (6-1) – Seton Hall 68 (7-1)

(14) Iowa State 73 (6-1) – Missouri-Kansas City 56 (3-7)

(25) Notre Dame 93 (9-1) – Mount St. Mary’s 67 (2-5)

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks 3 (19-8-1; 39pts) – New Jersey Devils 2 (11-13-5; 27pts) SO

Columbus Blue Jackets 3 (10-15-2; 22pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 2 (9-13-5; 23pts) OT

Buffalo Sabres 1 (10-16-2; 22pts) – Los Angeles Kings 0 (14-9-5; 33pts)

Toronto Maple Leafs 4 (15-9-3; 33pts) – Calgary Flames 1 (17-10-2; 36pts)

Montreal Canadiens 3 (18-10-2; 38pts) – Vancouver Canucks 1 (18-9-2; 38pts)

Washington Capitals 5 (13-10-4; 30pts) – Tampa Bay Lightning 3 (18-8-3; 39tps)

Minnesota Wild 5 (15-10-1; 31pts) – New York Islanders 4 (19-9-0; 38pts) 

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NHL Fines NY Islanders F Anders Lee

NHL Fines NY Islanders F Anders Lee

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The NHL fined New York Islanders forward Anders Lee, $2,286.29 on Tuesday for elbowing St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson during the second period of Saturday night's game.

The fine is the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

In 21 games this season, Lee has five goals and one assist for a total of six points. During his career, Lee has 15 goals and seven assists for 22 points in 45 regular season games.

In his first season with the Blues, Gunnarsson has four assists. He spent the previous five seasons suiting up for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The money from the fine will go into the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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