Update on the latest in sports: Updates with Pacquiao fight


Associated Press

Posted on December 9, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Updated Sunday, Dec 9 at 10:31 AM


You can call him Johnny Heisman now

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Football just got a way cooler nickname--Johnny Heisman.

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (man-ZEHL') became the first freshman to win college football's most coveted trophy.

Manziel passed for 3,419 yards and threw 24 TD passes for the Aggies, who will play Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl this season on Jan. 4 in Cowboys Stadium. In addition, Manziel was a dual threat. He ran for 1,181 yards, including 19 rushing TDs.

Manziel is the second player from Texas A&M to win the Heisman, and first since John David Crow 1957.

He broke 2010 Heisman winner Cam Netwon's Southeastern Conference record with 4,600 total yards this season, led the Aggies to a 10-2 in their first SEC season and orchestrated an upset at No. 1 Alabama in November

Manziel edged out Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o (MAN'-ty TAY'-ow) for the Heisman. Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein was a distant third.

Manziel received 474 first-place votes and 2,029 total points in the balloting. Te'O had 321 first-place votes and 1,7-6 points. Te'o already had won the Walter Camp Award and Maxwell Trophy as the top college player in the country. He was trying to be the first defense-only winner of the Heisman.


Middies win again

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Navy held off Army 17-13 to hook an anchor to the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. Both teams beat Air Force this season. The Midshipmen extend the longest winning streak in the 113-game series to 11 straight over the Cadets.

Keenan Reynolds scored the winning TD late in the game. The Black Knights came close, but Navy recovered a late fumble, and was able to run out the clock.

Navy is 8-4 and headed to a Dec. 29 meeting with Arizona State in the Fight Hunger Bowl is San Francisco.

Army finishes 2-10.


Tuberville leaving Red Raiders for Bearcats... Taggart changing jobs

CINCINNATI (AP) — Texas Tech's Tommy Tuberville has agreed to become Cincinnati's football coach.

The news comes one day after Butch Jones left the Bearcats for Tennessee. Cincinnati has won a share of four of the last five Big East titles and will play in the Belk Bowl.

Tuberville takes over a program that has been a stepping stone job for the last three head coaches. Mark Dantonio, Brian Kelly and Jones all left after three years.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Willie Taggart has been hired as South Florida's new football coach after establishing himself as one of the nation's top young prospects by turning a losing program around at Western Kentucky.

Taggart led Western Kentucky to 7-5 record this season. The Hilltoppers will make their first bowl appearance against Central Michigan in the Little Caesars Bowl. Defensive coordinator Lance Guidry has been named interim head coach for that game.


Marquez KOs Pacquaio in 6th

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Juan Manuel Marquez knocked Manny Pacquiao (PAK'-ee-ow) out cold with a vicious right hand at the end of the sixth round Saturday night, putting a ferocious end to the fourth fight between the two boxers. Marquez now has one win, two losses and a draw in his four fights with Pacquiao.

Pacquiao had been down in the third round but knocked Marquez down in the fifth and the two were exchanging heavy blows in the sixth round before Marquez threw a right hand that flattened Pacquiao face down on the canvas at 2:59 of the sixth round.

The referee waved the fight to an end as Marquez celebrated and the sold-out crowd at the MGM erupted. Pacquiao was down for about two minutes before his handlers managed to get him up.


Spurs hot from 3-point land...Mayo clicks for 40

UNDATED (AP) — Danny Green scored 23 points and the San Antonio Spurs set a franchise record with 19 3-pointers to hand the Charlotte Bobcats their seventh straight defeat, 132-102.

Green was 7 of 9 from 3-point range and the Spurs shot 56 percent from behind the arc.

Tony Parker had 22 points and nine assists as the Spurs won for the ninth time in 10 games to push their record to 17-4. Green and Parker were a combined 18 of 22 from the field.

In the rest of the NBA:

— O.J. Mayo scored 40 points, including 10 in the last three minutes, to lift the Dallas Mavericks to a 116-109 victory over the Rockets in coach Kevin McHale's return to the Houston bench. James Harden added 39, 30 in the first half. McHale rejoined the team on Saturday after almost a month away from the team, and two weeks after the death of his daughter.

— Josh Smith had 24 points, Lou Williams scored 18 of his 21 in the second half, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-83.

— Miami shot a season-best 58 percent from the field and torched New Orleans 106-90 to end a two-game slide. Dwyane (dwayn) Wade scored 26 points, LeBron James finished with 24 points and seven assists.

— Kevin Garnett scored 19 points, Jeff Green added 16, and the Boston Celtics won the back end of a home-and-home with Philadelphia, beating the 76ers 92-79 to gain a split.

— Brandon Knight scored a career-high 30 points and the Detroit Pistons defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time in six days, 104-97.

— The Chicago Bulls snapped the New York Knicks' five-game winning streak, 93-85. Marco Bellinelli and Luol Deng (LOO'-ul dehng) each netted 22.

— In a matchup of two teams who played Friday night, Golden State outlasted Washington 101-97. David Lee had 24 points and 17 rebounds for the Warriors, who improved to 13-7 with their second win in two nights.

— The Pacific Division-leading L.A. Clippers won their fifth straight game, beating Phoenix 117-99. It's the Suns' sixth straight loss. Blake Griffin netted a game-high 24 points for the winners, who got 21 points from Jamal Crawford and 16 from Chris Paul. Michael Beasley had a team-high 21 points for Phoenix.

— Sacramento topped Portland 99-80. John Salmons and DeMarcus Cousins each had 19 for the Kings, who won their second game in two nights.


Cowboys player charged after teammate dies in auto accident

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys practice-squad linebacker Jerry Brown was killed in a one-car accident early Saturday and teammate Josh Brent was charged with intoxication manslaughter.

Brent and Brown were teammates at Illinois. Brent was arrested in February 2009 near the school's campus and four months later pleaded guilty to DUI. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail and two years of probation. Court records show he successfully completed his probation in July 2011.

The team said in a statement that Brent was not on the team flight to Cincinnati, where the Cowboys play the Bengals on Sunday.

Brent, a nose guard, has played in all 12 games this season. He made his first career start in the season opener and has 35 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks.


Coach K's team remains undefeated...Hoosier hit century mark

UNDATED (AP) — Duke was just too much for Temple in a matchup of unbeaten teams in East Rutherford, N.J.

Seth Curry made five of nine 3-point attempts and scored a game-high 23 points while helping the third-ranked Blue Devils to a 90-67 victory over the Owls. Mason Plumlee contributed 16 points and 14 rebounds to Duke's ninth consecutive win. Teammate Ryan Kelly had 14 points and 10 boards.

Temple falls to 6-1.

Elsewhere on the college hardwood:

— Christian Watford scored 21 points, Cody Zeller had 19 points and 19 rebounds, and No. 1 Indiana routed Central Connecticut State 100-69. The Hoosiers are 9-0.

— Glen Robinson III threw in 17 points to lead Michigan's entire starting lineup into double-digit scoring during an 80-67 home win against Arkansas. The third-ranked Wolverines are 9-0 and off to their best start since opening the 1988-89 season with 11 straight wins. That team went on to win the program's only national title.

— Fourth-ranked Syracuse improved to 8-0 by routing Monmouth 108-56. Michael-Carter Williams had 15 points and dished out a career-best 16 assists.

— No. 5 Louisville shot 56 percent from the field while crushing Missouri-Kansas City 99-47. Russ Smith led the Cardinals to their eighth win in nine games this season with a 31-point performance. Louisville converted 24 UMKC turnovers into 35 points while winning its third straight game.

— Seventh-ranked Ohio State is 6-1 following an 89-55 drubbing of visiting Long Beach State. It's the Buckeyes' 36th straight home win over a non-conference opponent. Deshaun Thomas led the way with 18 points and teammate LaQuinton Ross contributed 16 off the bench. Ohio State led by as many as 42 points before coach Thad Matta began experimenting with different lineup combinations.

— Mark Lyons scored a season-high 20 points and No. 8 Arizona used a late second-half run to improve to 7-0 for the first time in 14 years with a 66-54 victory over Clemson.

— Ninth-ranked Kansas buried former Big 12 member Colorado 90-54. Ben McLemore's 24 points led the way to the Jayhawks sixth straight win following an early season loss to Michigan State. The Buffaloes have lost 19 straight to the Jayhawks and 46 of 47 dating to the 1991 season.

— Brandon Paul poured in 35 and 13th-ranked Illinois went on the road and upset tenth-ranked Gonzaga 85-74 to win a matchup of unbeatens.

— Sean Kilpatrick scored 19 of his team-high 23 points in the first half and No. 11 Cincinnati cruised past Maryland-Eastern Shore 92-60. The Bearcats are 9-0 for the second time in three years. They opened the 2010-11 season with 15 straight wins.

— Stefan Jankovic scored all 14 of his points in the second half, helping No. 12 Missouri overcome a sloppy first half en route to a 68-38 victory over Tennessee State. Laurence Bowers had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Alex Oriakhi added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the 8-1 Tigers.

— The 14th-ranked Minnesota Gophers ran their mark to 10-1 by winning at Southern California 71-57. Andrew Hollins scored 14 and Rodney Williams scored 13 to give coach Tubby Smith his 500th career victory.

— No. 15 Georgetown won a second straight clankfest, slipping past Towson 46-40, eight days after beating Tennessee 37-36. The Hoyas held the Tigers scoreless over the final four and a-half minutes of their game and improve to 7-1 despite shooting 29 percent from the field. Greg Whittington was high man with 11 points.

— Alex Kirk scored 11 of his 12 points in the second half and No. 18 New Mexico overcame a sluggish start to beat Valparaiso 65-52.

— After trailing 32-30 at halftime, 19th-ranked Michigan State broke away in the second half and beat Loyola of Chicago 73-61. Gary Harris was high man for the Spartans with 20 points. Michigan State is 8-2 on the season.

— Leslie McDonald scored 14 points and No. 20 North Carolina held East Tennessee State to 12 points in the first half of a 78-55 rout.

— Freshman Cameron Biedscheid had a career-high 17 points and No. 22 Notre Dame beat Brown 84-57.

— No. 23 Oklahoma State scored 14 of the first 16 points and went on to beat Missouri State 62-42.Markel Brown's 15 points led the Sooners in their seventh win in eight games this season.

— Cleanthony Early scored 16 points as No. 24 Wichita State got off to a fast start and cruised to an 80-54 win over Northern Colorado.

— C.J. Leslie scored a game-high 19 points while Richard Howell had 17 points and 10 rebounds in North Carolina State's 80-63 win over visiting Cleveland State. The 25th-ranked Wolfpack improve to 6-2.


Fehr sticking to his story

TORONTO (AP) — Union chief Donald Fehr (feer) is sticking to his story that a deal with the NHL to end the four-month lockout was close before talks suddenly broke off this week. Fehr's comments run contrary to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, who said angrily Thursday he didn't think the owners and players were close to a deal and didn't know why Fehr claimed otherwise.


AP sources: Young joining Phillies...Greinke to the Dodgers

UNDATED (AP) — A person familiar with the trade says the Philadelphia Phillies have acquired seven-time All-Star infielder Michael Young from the Texas Rangers for two relief pitchers. The Rangers also will pay a significant portion of Young's $16 million salary next year.

The Phillies are sending right-hander Josh Lindblom and minor league righty Lisalverto Bonilla (boh-NEE'-uh) to the Rangers.

Young batted .277 with eight homers and 67 RBIs in 2012. He fills a void at third base, although he hasn't played there regularly since 2010. The Phillies had seven different players man the Hot Corner at some point last season.

In other Hot Stove League news:

— A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to close a deal with pitcher Zack Greinke (GREHN'-kee) worth $147 million over six years. Greinke went a combined 15-5 with the Brewers and Angels this year.

— A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that free agent outfielder Ryan Ludwick is returning to the Cincinnati Reds for a two-year contract worth $15 million. The 34-year-old Ludwick hit .275 with 26 home runs and 80 RBIs while helping Cincinnati win the NL Central.

— The Seattle Mariners have finalized their one-year contract with outfielder Jason Bay that was agreed upon earlier this week during baseball's winter meetings. Bay hit just 26 homers and played in only 288 games in three injury plagued seasons with the New York Mets.

— New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez says he will have surgery on his injured left hip in "mid-January." The Yankees announced earlier this month that Rodriguez needs an operation to correct a torn labrum and other problems with his left hip and could miss up to six months.


Perry and O'Hair finish strong

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Kenny Perry and Sean O'Hair birdied the final six holes in better-ball play for an 11-under-par 61 and a two-stroke lead headed into the final round of the Franklin Templeton Shootout. They are 19 under overall.

First-round leaders Davis Love III and Brandt Snedeker combined foir a 65 and are alone in second place.

The 12 two-man teams will play a scramble Sunday. The winners will split $750,000.


Vonn too fast for the field, again

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — American star Lindsey Vonn won a World Cup super-G on a wind-shortened course in Switzerland, to stay unbeaten in four speed races this season.

World Cup overall leader Tina Maze (MAH'-zeh) of Slovenia was second by 0.37 seconds.

Julia Mancuso of the U.S. was third, 1.01 behind Vonn, who earned her 57th career World Cup win and her 20th in super-G.


U.S. beats China again

DETROIT (AP) — Carli Lloyd and Sydney Leroux scored second-half goals and the U.S. women's soccer team beat China 2-0 in Detroit to remain unbeaten on its post-Olympic tour.

The U.S. is unbeaten in its last 18 meetings with China.