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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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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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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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Promoted: Jim Tomsula Named 49ers Head Coach

Promoted: Jim Tomsula Named 49ers Head Coach

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The San Francisco 49ers named Jim Tomsula as their new head coach on Wednesday.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.

"Our organization is excited to have Jim Tomsula leading this football team," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said. "We have had the privilege of working alongside Jim for the past eight seasons. He is a proven leader, teacher and mentor, and we look forward to seeing him apply his craft and vision to our team."The 49ers had interviewed their defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, Denver offensive coordinator Adam Gase, Mike Shanahan, New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, now-Buffalo head coach Rex Ryan, Detroit defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, and the Jets' brand-new head coach Todd Bowles.Next up for the Niners is finding an offensive coordinator to replace Greg Roman, who left for the same job with Buffalo.

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Kurt Busch Characterizes Ex-Girlfriend as ‘Trained Assassin’

Kurt Busch Characterizes Ex-Girlfriend as ‘Trained Assassin’

Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR(NEW YORK) -- The dispute between NASCAR driver Kurt Busch and his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll is going full throttle.

In a court hearing Tuesday in which Busch took the stand regarding a no-contact order Driscoll filed against him, he testified that his former girlfriend was a trained assassin.

Driscoll filed the order against Busch after she alleges that he slammed her head into the wall of a motor home after a qualifying run in Dover, Delaware on September 26 of last year.

Busch claims in his testimony that Driscoll told him many times that she was a "trained assassin" and that her work took her on missions in Central and South America as well as Africa.

His testimony continued detailing a rather graphic description in which Driscoll, "left in camouflage gear only to return later wearing a trench coat over an evening gown covered with blood."

He stated that a day earlier she told him that she earned a living as a mercenary killing people even showing him pictures of dead bodies. 

Driscoll called the allegations "ludicrous" and said Busch got this idea from a screenplay she had been working on for about eight years.

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Jets Tap MacCagnan as General Manager

Jets Tap MacCagnan as General Manager

New York Jets(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) -- The New York Jets have found a "football guy" to lead their team. Gang Green tapped Mike Maccagnan, former Houston Texans director of college scouting, to be their new general manager, the team announced Tuesday.

Owner Woody Johnson relied on the help of former NFL executives Charley Casserly and Ron Wolf to aid in his search for new leadership of the franchise.  

“I want to thank Charley Casserly and Ron Wolf for their contributions during this search. Their experience, guidance and expertise have been invaluable. We are proud to welcome Mike to the organization and I am confident that he will help us build a winning team,” Johnson said.

While general manager of the Redskins, Casserly discovered MacCagnan and gave him his first chance in the NFL with Washington in 1999. When Casserly moved on as general manager of the Houston Texans in 2000, he brought MacCagnan along as a pro scout. 

MacCagnan replaces former general manager John Idzik, who was fired along with head coach Rex Ryan on December 29.

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Mayweather/Pacquiao Closer to Reality

Mayweather/Pacquiao Closer to Reality

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The dream title fight between the two most popular and successful welterweight fighters may finally become a reality.

According to Yahoo Sports, promoter Bob Arum told the site that Manny Pacquiao has "agreed to the terms" for a May 2 fight with Floyd Mayweather.

ESPN's Dan Rafael reports that Arum has been working with Les Moonves, CEO of CBS -- with whom Mayweather has a contract to fight -- to negotiate the terms of the bout. However, Mayweather has not yet agreed to the terms.

Mayweather is scheduled to make at least $30 million for each of the two remaining fights left on his contract with CBS. However, Rafael noted if Mayweather did fight Pacquiao, "he would make way, way more than that."

The matchup has been discussed since late 2009 and almost was agreed upon, until Pacquiao disagreed with the drug testing terms that Mayweather requested at the time.

If the fight is indeed on, it will be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. 

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Report: Jets Will Name Todd Bowles Head Coach

Report: Jets Will Name Todd Bowles Head Coach

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(FLORHAM PARK, N.J.) -- The Jets have found their replacement for Rex Ryan: Todd Bowles. 

ESPN's Josina Anderson was informed by Bowles via text message that he will take the head coaching position with New York. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the deal is for four years.

Bowles comes over from the Arizona Cardinals where he served as defensive coordinator for the past two seasons. Previously, he served in the same position with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012 and was the assistant head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2008-2011. Bowles was also the interim head coach of the Dolphins for the final three games of the 2011 season.

This season, the Cardinals finished 11-5, carried largely by their defense, especially after starting quarterback Carson Palmer was injured in week 10.  Arizona finished 5th in points allowed (18.7 ppg).

Bowles, 51, is New Jersey native who grew up in Elizabeth and attended Temple University. He played 8 seasons in the NFL: seven with the Washington Redskins (1986-1990, 1992-93) and one with the San Francisco 49ers (1991).

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Brady Defends Deception Against Ravens

Brady Defends Deception Against Ravens

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(BOSTON, Ma.) -- Tom Brady respects Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh, but believes the Patriots did nothing wrong in their win over the Ravens in Saturday's AFC Divisional match.

Brady, on his weekly radio appearance on WEEI's Dennis and Callahan Show, explained that trick plays, deception and misdirection are all part of football.

"Let me say first, I have a lot of respect for him as a coach, and obviously that team is one of the toughest teams we face. It's always a tough match-up," Brady said.

"It was a play that we liked and we thought would work. We had a couple versions of it. It's kind of an alert play for our team, and we made them figure out what to do," Brady continued. "I think that's what it looked like to me. We had to execute it, we had to make the appropriate calls and block it and make the plays, and I was proud of us. That was a good weapon for us. That's part of football. You have to prepare for everything."

The issue lies in the Patriots lining up four offensive linemen and one wide receiver that declares as ineligible. A player that is ineligible cannot cross the line of scrimmage until a pass is thrown or on a running play.  The Patriots did this on three plays.

The Ravens took exception to this because of the difficulty in figuring out whom to cover.  Harbaugh was assessed a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty during the game when he ran onto the field to alert an official of the issue. 

The NFL ruled that what the Patriots was legal as defined by the rule book.

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Kevin Garnett Ejected After Headbutting Dwight Howard

Kevin Garnett Ejected After Headbutting Dwight Howard

Elsa/Getty Images(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) -- Kevin Garnett and Dwight Howard were battling for position under the basket in the first quarter Monday night -- perhaps are little too hard -- and Garnett ended up getting ejected for being literally hard-headed.

Garnett took exception to Howard's pushing and shoving and bounced the ball off of the Rocket's center's head. With just under eight minutes to go in the first quarter, the two began to exchange words and Garnett took the crown of his head to Howard's jaw.

The NBA league office will review the incident and hand down any disciplinary action if it is deemed necessary.

Back to the action on the court: James Harden lit up the Nets defense as he put up 30 points. Howard would add eight points and five rebounds.

Houston would go on to win the game 113-99.

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Kevin Garnett Ejected After Headbutting Dwight Howard

Kevin Garnett Ejected After Headbutting Dwight Howard

Elsa/Getty Images(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) -- Kevin Garnett and Dwight Howard were battling for position under the basket in the first quarter Monday night -- perhaps are little too hard -- and Garnett ended up getting ejected for being literally hard-headed.

Garnett took exception to Howard's pushing and shoving and bounced the ball off of the Rocket's center's head. With just under eight minutes to go in the first quarter, the two began to exchange words and Garnett took the crown of his head to Howard's jaw.

The NBA league office will review the incident and hand down any disciplinary action if it is deemed necessary.

Back to the action on the court: James Harden lit up the Nets defense as he put up 30 points. Howard would add eight points and five rebounds.

Houston would go on to win the game 113-99.

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Kevin Garnett Ejected After Headbutting Dwight Howard

Kevin Garnett Ejected After Headbutting Dwight Howard

Elsa/Getty Images(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) -- Kevin Garnett and Dwight Howard were battling for position under the basket in the first quarter Monday night -- perhaps are little too hard -- and Garnett ended up getting ejected for being literally hard-headed.

Garnett took exception to Howard's pushing and shoving and bounced the ball off of the Rocket's center's head. With just under eight minutes to go in the first quarter, the two began to exchange words and Garnett took the crown of his head to Howard's jaw.

The NBA league office will review the incident and hand down any disciplinary action if it is deemed necessary.

Back to the action on the court: James Harden lit up the Nets defense as he put up 30 points. Howard would add eight points and five rebounds.

Houston would go on to win the game 113-99.

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Ohio State Wins National Championship

Ohio State Wins National Championship

Kirk Irwin/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Tx.) -- The Ohio State Buckeyes are the national champions of college football.

With a 42-20 victory over the Oregon Ducks on Monday, Urban Meyer's team completed their Cinderella run.

In the inaugural college football playoff, few expected the No. 40seeded Buckeyes to contend -- they didn't make the playoff until the final week of the season with a 59-0 demoliton of the Wisconsin Badgers.  After the win they took the place of TCU.

Perhaps even more impressive was their final three games, in which they had to rely on a third-string sophomore at quarterback in Cardale Jones. He was efficient against the Ducks, completing 16 of 23 passes for 242 yards and one touchdown. Jones also plunged in from one yard out to give the Buckeyes a 21-7 lead in the second quarter. 

Running back Ezekiel Elliot brought his lunch pail and an extra hard hat to the game. He carried the ball 36 time for 246 yards and four touchdowns as he carved through the Ducks' defense.

The Oregon Ducks' Heisman-winning quarterback Marcus Mariota tried valiantly to keep his team in the game as he racked up 333 yards passing and two touchdowns, but it wasn't enough to contend with the brute force of Ohio State.

This is Ohio State's eighth national championship and first since 2002.

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Damian Lillard Levels Lakers

Damian Lillard Levels LakersNBA/Portland Trail Blazers(LOS ANGELES, Ca.) -- Damian Lillard took over the fourth quarter against the Lakers to lead the Portland Trailblazers to a 106-94 victory. Lillard dropped 17 of his 34 points in the last 8:16 of the game Sunday night, taking ...

Manning Retirement Questions Begin

Manning Retirement Questions BeginJustin Edmonds/Getty Images(DENVER, Co.) -- After another disappointing playoff performance, the retirement question for Peyton Manning has become more intense. The Denver Broncos fell 24-13 at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts Sunday. Manning had an...

Report: Seahawks Lose Rookie Richardson to ACL Injury

Report: Seahawks Lose Rookie Richardson to ACL Injury

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(SEATTLE, Wa.) -- Seattle Seahawks rookie receiver Paul Richardson is done for the rest of the post season with a torn ACL, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Richardson suffered the knee injury in Saturday's win against the Carolina Panthers.

A second round pick out of Colorado, Richardson provided a deep threat for the Seahawks passing attack. On the season, Richardson has 29 catches for 271 yards and one touchdown over 15 games. However, the promising young wide out had begun to find a role in recent weeks with the defending champs; 13 of his catches had come in the final three games. 

After the Seahawks traded Percy Harvin to the New York Jets, Richardson had taken over kickoff return duties, where he averaged 23.5 yard average over 16 run backs.

Initially head coach Pete Carroll said the injury appeared to be a knee sprain. Now, Richardson will face at least nine months of rehabilitation.

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