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Colt’s Richardson Does Not Travel With Team

Colt’s Richardson Does Not Travel With Team

Al Bello/Getty Images(FOXBORO, Ma.) -- The end of the line is nearing for Trent Richardson with the Indianapolis Colts.

One week after being a healthy inactive for the Colts divisional win over the Denver Broncos, Richardson did not travel to New England, for "personal reasons," the team announced Saturday.

"[Being inactive] will never happen to me again," Richardson said Thursday. "Anybody can quote me, today, because it's never going to happen again."

Richardson was the third overall pick in the 2012 draft.  The Cleveland Browns changed their front office a year later and shipped him to the Colts.

"It was such a bold and aggressive move and so forth, but really from a football standpoint, we needed a starting running back," General manager Ryan Grigson said one year ago. "Trent was made available. ...I'm glad we have him for the long haul. It was very economically wise as a franchise to make the move given where we're going with the run game."

Indianapolis traded a 2013 first round pick for Richardson to the Cleveland Browns. In 29 games with the Colts, he has amassed just 977 rushing yards.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 1/17/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/17/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Top 25 Men's College Basketball: (1) Kentucky 70 (17-0) - Alabama 48 (12-5)

(2) Virginia 66 (17-0) - Boston College 51 (8-8)

(3) Gonzaga 72 (18-1) - Loyola Marymount 55 (5-14)

(4) Duke 63 (15-2) - (6) Louisville 52 (15-3)

(12) Notre Dame 75 (17-2) - Miami (FL) 70 (12-5)

(13) Wichita State 61 (16-2) - Evansville 41 (13-5)

(14) Maryland 75 (17-2) - Michigan State 59 (12-6)

(17) VCU (15-3) - Duquesne 64 (6-10)

Kansas State 63 (11-7) - (22) Baylor 61 (13-4)

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(12) Notre Dame Edges Miami (FL), 75-70

(12) Notre Dame Edges Miami (FL), 75-70

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(SOUTH BEND, Ind.) -- Led by guard Jerian Grant, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish were able to rally past the Miami Hurricanes 75-70.

Now at 17-2, the Irish have equaled their best start through 19 games, matching the 1978-79 team.

Miami opened the second half with a 13-2 run to take its largest lead. The Irish offense proceeded to turn it on in the second half. Making just two of their first 16 3-point tries, Notre Dame proceeded to hit seven of their next nine 3-point attempts.

Grant led the rally as he scored 23 points on 8 of 10 shooting from the floor to go along with eight assists. Guard Pat Connaughton had a double-double in the game, scoring ten points while pulling down 11 rebounds.

Sheldon McClellan led the Hurricanes with 17 points while Ja'Quan Newton came off the bench to chip in 16 points and five assists in the loss.

Notre Dame picked up a much needed win as they now sit at third in the ACC behind Virginia and Syracuse. Miami (FL) now sits at 8th in the conference.

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(2) Virginia Tops Boston College, 66-51

(2) Virginia Tops Boston College, 66-51

Lance King/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- The Virginia Cavaliers remained undefeated after their 66-51 win over Boston College on Saturday.

Virgina is off to their best start since Ralph Sampson led them to a 23-0 start during the 1980-1981. They've also won their first five ACC games for the first time since that same season.

Guard Malcolm Brogdon led the game with 20 points, while forward Anthony Gill was the only other Cavalier to score in double figures on the day.

Even though Virginia shot just under 43% from the floor, they held to Eagles to just under 39% shooting.

It was an impressive offensive performance by Virginia considering Boston College entered the game allowing the fewest points in the nation at 50.6 points per game.

Despite the win, it was anything but easy for Virginia on Saturday. They trailed by three points after halftime, and were outscored 14-6 by Boston College to start the second half.

Virginia leads Syracuse for the top spot in the ACC.

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Shane Vereen: Can’t ‘Lay an Egg’ Against Colts

Shane Vereen: Can’t ‘Lay an Egg’ Against Colts

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass.) -- The New England Patriots are making their third straight AFC Championship game appearance on Sunday when they host the Colts.

Patriots running back Shane Vereen stressed the importance of getting off to a fast start and making sure they do everything they can to punch their ticket to Super Bowl 49.

"If we go out there and lay an egg then it really doesn't matter if we've been here before or not," Vereen said on Friday.  "Each year is something different, each team each year is a different animal, and we have our hands full this Sunday."

New England joined the San Francisco 49ers to become the first teams since the Eagles (2001-04) to go to at least three straight Conference championships after they beat Baltimore on Saturday.

"Unfortunately since I've been here we kind of got stopped a little quicker then we wanted to," linebacker Dont'a Hightower said on Friday.  "You kind of want to leave those things in the past.  I definitely feel throughout this week, we've all been kind of approaching it as doing as much as you can each day."

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has won five AFC title games out of eight appearances, which puts him in a tie with Hall of Famer John Elway for the most conference titles in NFL history during the Super Bowl era.

"As you get older experience is definitely good as long as you play well," said Brady, who has three Super Bowl rings.  "It's a game like all the other games.  We're very fortunate to be in this position."

The Patriots last Super Bowl appearance was in 2012 when they fell to the Giants, 21-17.  Their last Super Bowl title came against the Eagles in 2005.

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California Girls High School Basketball Coach Suspended After Lopsided Win

California Girls High School Basketball Coach Suspended After Lopsided Win

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(SAN BERNADINO, Ca.) -- A California girls high school basketball coach has been suspended two games after being accused of running up the score. 

Michael Anderson of Arroyo Valley High led his team to a 161-2 victory over last week over Bloomington High.

Bloomington High head coach Dale Chung had spoken with Anderson before the game.  Anderson had requested that his team be able to play all-out in the first half in preparation for their next game.  By half time, Arroyo Valley led 104-1.

"The game just got away from me," Anderson told the San Bernardino Sun on Friday. "I didn't play any starters in the second half. I didn't expect them to be that bad. I'm not trying to embarrass anybody."

Anderson announced that he was suspended by his school after the game.

His son Nick coached the next game, leading Arroyo Valley to an 80-19 victory over San Bernardino Indian Springs.

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Red Sox Avoid Arbitration with Porcello

Red Sox Avoid Arbitration with Porcello

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BOSTON, Ma.) -- The Boston Red Sox and Rick Porcello avoided arbitration with a one-year $12.5 million contract. 

Porcello,26 was acquired by the Red Sox in December in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.  The Red Sox acquired Cespedes last season in a trade that saw Boston send ace pitcher Jon Lester to the Oakland A's.

Last season with the Tigers, Porcello went 15-13 with a 3.43 ERA over 204.2 innings, allowing 18 home runs while striking out 129 batters. Porcello also led the American League with 

The Red Sox also re-signed reliever Junichi Tazawa to a one-year $2.25 million deal.

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Milwaukee’s Larry Sanders Suspended

Milwaukee’s Larry Sanders Suspended

Chris Chambers/Getty Images(MILWAUKEE, Wi.) -- Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders has been suspended at least 10 games for a second violation of the NBA's anti-drug policy. 

Sanders, who is suspended effective Monday when the Bucks play the Raptors, will not be eligible to return until he has completed the league's treatment program.

Milwaukee had been without Sanders since December 23 when rumors began to circulate that he would walk away from basketball. 

Sanders spoke to the media after a January 6th game saying that he did not intend to leave the game but needed personal time.

"Without these things being corrected, I don't think basketball will be something I can even do," Sanders said at the time. 

In 27 games this season, Sanders is averaging 21.7 minutes per game with 7.3 PPG and 6.1 RPG.

Since signing a four-year, $44 million contract extension before the 2013-2014 season, Sanders has played in 50 games with Milwaukee.  

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Tigers, Price, Agree to One-Year, $19.75 Million

Tigers, Price, Agree to One-Year, $19.75 Million

iStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT, Mi) -- The Detroit Tigers and starting pitcher David Price avoid arbitration with a record breaking contract.

Price, 29, and the Tigers set a new high for a player in their arbitration year with a one-year $19.75 million contract, according to Jon Heyman of CBSsports.com

The Tigers acquired Price from the Tampa Bay Rays last season as part of a three team trade that included the Seattle Mariners. The Tigers sent center fielder Austin Jackson to Seattle, who sent infielder Nick Franklin to Tampa Bay and in return Detroit obtained Price. 

The four-time All Star and the 2012 Cy Young Award winner posted a 15-12 record with a 3.26 ERA.  Price also hit career highs with 248.1 innings pitched, 25 home runs allowed and 271 strike outs in 2014 with the Rays and Tigers.

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ABC Scoreboard 1/16/15

ABC Scoreboard 1/16/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Philadelphia 76ers 96 (8-31) - New Orleans Pelicans 81 (19-20)

Detroit Pistons 98 (15-25) - Indiana Pacers 96 (15-26)

Memphis Grizzlies 106 (28-11) - Orlando Magic 96 (15-28)

Brooklyn Nets 102 (17-23) - Washington Wizards 80 (23-17)

Chicago Bulls 119 (27-14) - Boston Celtics 103 (13-25)

Atlanta Hawks 110 (32-8) - Toronto Raptors 89 (26-13)

Oklahoma City Thunder 127 (19-20) - Golden State Warriors 115 (31-6)

Dallas Mavericks 97 (28-13) - Denver Nuggets 89 (18-21)

San Antonio Spurs 110 (25-16) - Portland Trail Blazers 96 (30-10)

Phoenix Suns 110 (24-18) - Minnesota Timberwolves 99 (6-32)

NHL: New York Islanders 6 (30-13-1) - Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (26-11-6)

New York Rangers 2 (25-13-4) - Columbus Blue Jackets 1 (18-21-3)

Vancouver Canucks 3 (25-15-3) - Carolina Hurricanes 0 (14-25-5)

Nashville Predators 4 (30-9-4) - Washington Capitals 3 (24-12-8)

Winnipeg Jets 4 (24-14-8) - Chicago Blackhawks 2 (24-14-2)

Utah Jazz 94 (14-26) - Los Angeles Clippers 85 (12-29)

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NCAA Restores 111 Victories taken away from Joe Paterno

NCAA Restores 111 Victories taken away from Joe Paterno

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) -- Joe Paterno is the NCAA's all-time winningest football coach once again as the NCAA agreed with Penn State to restore the 112 wins taken away following the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.

Also part of the agreement will have the university pay a $60 million fine to address child abuse be spent within Pennsylvania to resolve that lawsuit.

"We are not at all admitting that we didn't have the authority to impose the penalties," NCAA president Mark Emmert said.

"This was, in all ways, an extraordinary circumstance. We all hope that we never find ourselves in a position like this."

The agreement added 111 wins back onto Paterno's career record, and one victory they took away once Paterno left the school after the scandal.

With Paterno's career-wins mark restored to 409, former Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden now sits at second on the list at 357 wins once again.

Back in September, the NCAA announced the end of the school's ban on postseason play and restored their full slate of football scholarships earlier than scheduled.

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Bears Hire John Fox as Head Coach

Bears Hire John Fox as Head Coach

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- John Fox was out of a job for less than a week before finding his new gig. ESPN is reporting that Fox has agreed on a four-year deal with the Chicago Bears to become the team's new head coach.

Fox had spent the previous four seasons with the Denver Broncos where he went 46-18, including three-straight AFC West division titles.

Despite the success, Fox and the Broncos parted ways following the team's loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the Divisional round of the playoffs.

Fox will replace the recently departed Marc Trestman, who was fired after a 13-19 record over two seasons on the job. The franchise has missed the playoffs for four-consecutive seasons.

The Bears do have a talented, yet under achieving teams despite their recent futility. They have wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall along with running back Matt Forte. The teams defense has struggled in recent seasons, but Fox has a reputation for turning a team's defense around.

In 13 years as a head coach with the Carolina Panthers and Broncos, Fox has gone 119-89 and took both teams to the Super Bowl.

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49ers Introduce Jim Tomsula

49ers Introduce Jim Tomsula

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) -- The San Francisco 49ers introduced their 19th head coach in team history on Thursday, Jim Tomsula.

"I believe it takes a village," Tomsula said of his new role. "No one man does anything by himself."

Tomsula said he understands that expectations are high after San Francisco failed to make the playoffs following three straight NFC Championship game appearances.

"I clearly understand the expectation of the ownership, on and off the field," Tomsula continued.

The 46-year-old Tomsula spent the last nine seasons as the 49ers defensive line coach. He also was the team's interim coach for one game in 2010 after Mike Singletary was fired. Before that, he was the head coach of Rhein Fire in NFL Europe in 2006.

"I understand my journey is an unusual one," Tomsula said. "I've taken my family on three continents. Nothing has been the norm. I'm used to not normal."

Tomsula's next task will be finding an offensive coordinator that can work with quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

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Cowboys Reward Jason Garrett with Five-Year Contract

Cowboys Reward Jason Garrett with Five-Year Contract

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(IRVING, Texas) -- The Dallas Cowboys rewarded head coach Jason Garrett with a five-year contract extension worth $30-million on Thursday, according to sources.

Garrett and the Cowboys were knocked out of the playoffs by the Packers last weekend, but he is still happy about what they accomplished this season.

"We started something four years ago when I became the head coach," Garrett said. "It's a word I think about really each and every day when I wake up and throughout the day, it's 'build.' We want to build a football team that everyone who is associated with our football team is proud of. I feel like we've done that.

"The work is not done," Garrett continued.  "We're excited about the opportunities in 2015 to build on some of the things we did this past season."

Garrett said his team is getting closer to the ultimate goal of a Super Bowl.

"I think we're getting closer, I do," Garrett said. "I think we play the right way and have the right kind of guys. I do think we have some cornerstone pieces in place that have helped our football team get to this point. Now the challenge is, OK, now we have to build on it. We have to take the next step. We have to keep bringing these players in and keep playing that way."

Garrett is 42-32 and took his team to the playoffs for the first time in his tenure.

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Predators Lose Rinne for 3 to 5 Weeks

Predators Lose Rinne for 3 to 5 Weeks

Frederick Breedon/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne will miss three to five weeks due to a sprained knee, the team announced Thursday.Rinne was injured in a collision in the third period of the team's win over Vancouver Tuesday night."It's a setback, but we'll get over it as a team," Predators head coach Peter Laviolette said. "He'll get over it as a person, and he'll jump back in there."Rinne leads the league with 29 wins, and is second in goals-against average (1.96) and save percentage (.931).

With Rinne out, the Predators (29-9-4, 62 pts) will turn to Carter Hutton as their No. 1 goaltender. Hutton has appeared in six games this season, compiling a 0-3-2 record with a 2.60 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage."I'm just going to play my game," Hutton said. "You never want to see a guy like Pekka go down but that's the way it goes. We went through it last year. I feel like my games have been solid all year. I'm not getting the results I need, but if you look at the individual games and the way the games went down ... I feel good in my game and I know the guys are confident in me and I'm ready to get in there."

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Austin Rivers Traded to Clippers, Will Play for Dad

Austin Rivers Traded to Clippers, Will Play for Dad

Brian A. Weterholt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As part of a three-team deal Thursday, guard Austin Rivers was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers where he will play for his father, Doc.The deal involved the Clippers, Boston Celtics, and Phoenix Suns. The Celtics traded Rivers to the Clippers and received swingman Chris Douglas-Roberts and a 2017 second-round draft pick. The C's also get forward Shavlik Randolph from the Suns -- all of that creating a $2.4 million trade exception. According to ESPN.com, the Clippers will waive guard Jordan Farmar to create the roster room needed for the deal. Rivers was traded to the Celtics on Monday as part of the deal that sent Jeff Green to the Memphis Grizzlies. ESPN reports the Celtics told Rivers he didn't need to report to Boston, and they would find a way to trade him to the Clippers.Rivers will become the first son to play for his dad in league history when he takes the court for the Clippers, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.The 22-year-old Rivers has played in 35 games this season, averaging 6.8 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 1/15/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 1/15/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Milwaukee Bucks 95 (21-19) – New York Knicks 79 (5-36) from London

Houston Rockets 112 (28-12) – Oklahoma City Thunder 101 (18-20)

NHL: Boston Bruins 3 (24-15-6; 54pts) – New York Rangers 0 (24-13-4; 52pts)

Minnesota Wild 7 (19-19-5; 43pts) – Buffalo Sabres 0 (14-28-3; 31pts)

Vancouver Canucks 4 (24-15-3; 51pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 0 (17-21-7; 41pts)

Ottawa Senators 4 (18-17-8; 44pts) – Montreal Canadiens 1 (27-13-3; 57pts)

Tampa Bay Lightning 3 (28-14-4; 60pts) – Edmonton Oilers 2 (10-26-9; 29pts)

Colorado Avalanche 4 (19-17-9; 47pts) – Florida Panthers 2 (20-13-9; 49pts)

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Cardinals & RHP Lance Lynn Agree to Three-Year Contract

Cardinals & RHP Lance Lynn Agree to Three-Year Contract

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) -- The St. Louis Cardinals and starting pitcher Lance Lynn have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a three-year contract, the team announced on Thursday. The deal is worth $22 million, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Lynn was selected out of Mississippi by the Cardinals with the 39th overall pick in the 2008 MLB draft. In 119 career games, he has compiled a record of 49-28 with a 3.46 ERA.

“We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Lance,” Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said in a statement. “His performance has led to much success for both he and the Cardinals organization, and we look forward to his continued growth as both a pitcher and team leader.”

Lynn’s 48 wins since 2012 are the third-highest among National League pitchers, following only teammate Adam Wainwright (53) and Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (51). He won a World Series in 2011 and was named to the National League All-Star team in 2012.

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Bill Belichick: Andrew Luck Has ‘No Weakness’ in His Game

Bill Belichick: Andrew Luck Has ‘No Weakness’ in His Game

Doug Pensinger/Getty Images(FOXBOROUGH, Mass) -- New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick knows it won't be easy on Sunday against the Colts in the AFC Championship game.

Belichick is getting his defense ready for one of the best quarterbacks in the league -- Andrew Luck, who has tossed three touchdowns and thrown for 641 yards in the postseason so far.

"He's got a lot of strengths, no weaknesses," Belichick said Wednesday.

"He's got a great future in front of him," Belichick continued. "He's already done a lot in the time that he's been in the league, and I'm sure by the time he gets done he can pass a lot of guys by."

"Luck's hard to bring down," Belichick added. "He runs very well. He's athletic. He can get outside and make yards with his legs. They also use him on some keep-type plays, you know, the one he scored on for example in the Denver game last week."

Luck and the Colts are coming off beating the Broncos in Denver last weekend.

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Braves Trade Gattis to Astros

Braves Trade Gattis to Astros

Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Atlanta Braves announced Wednesday night that they have traded utility man Evan Gattis and minor league pitcher James Hoyt to the Houston Astros for three minor league prospects: pitchers Mike Foltynewicz and Andrew Thurman, and third baseman Rio Ruiz.The 28-year-old Gattis can play first base, catcher, and left field. He hit .263 with 22 home runs and 52 RBIs in 108 games last season. Gattis joins Jason Heyward and Justin Upton as the latest Braves to be traded away this offseason.Gattis joins an Astros' lineup that includes second baseman Jose Altuve, designated hitter Chris Carter, and youngsters Jon Singleton and George Springer.

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