TCU Wins Poinsetta Bowl

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) -- The TCU Horned Frogs topped Louisiana Tech 31-24 on Wednesday night to win the Poinsetta Bowl.

TCU quarterback Casey Pachall made some history as well.  He completed 15 of 29 passes for 206 yards which set TCU's single-season records with 228 completions, 2,921 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.5, breaking marks previously held by Andy Dalton.

The Horned Frogs leave the Mountain West Conference on an eight-game win streak. The team will be heading over to the Big 12 Conference next year.

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Warrior's Employee Sues Monta Ellis for Sexual Harassment

Golden State Warriors/NBA(OAKLAND,CA) -- Golden State Warriors guard Monta Ellis is being sued for sexual harassment.  A Warrior's employee is suing Ellis for allegedly sending her unwanted text messages. One of the texts supposedly included a picture of his genitals. 

"It's a legal matter, we'll let it play its course," Ellis told KTVU-TV. "Y'know, what happens, happens."

The lawsuit claims Ellis started sending Erika Ross Smith messages between November 2010 until January 2011.

The Warriors deny the allegations saying the relationship was consensual.


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Kobe Bryant Tears Wrist Ligament

Los Angeles Lakers/NBA(EL SEGUNDO, CA) -- Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is listed as day-to-day after tearing a ligament in his right wrist.

The injury occurred Monday, in the Lakers' 114-95 preseason loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Bryant practiced on Tuesday but not Wednesday.

With the Lakers' first game of the regular season on Sunday, this could potentially be a huge blow for the purple and gold.

"I can't speak to Sunday," Lakers coach Mike Brown said. "He may practice (Thursday), he may not. I'll have a better feel soon."

The Lakers will already be without center Andrew Bynum.  He is suspended for the first five games of the season because of the hit he applied to then-Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea in last year's Western Conference semifinals.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 12/21/11

Photo by A.J. Messier/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NCAAF: Poinsettia Bowl: (18) TCU (11-2)  defeated Louisiana Tech (8-5) 31-24.

Top 25 Men's College Basketball: (6) North Carolina (11-2) beat Texas (9-3), 82-63.

(24) Virginia (10-1) beat Seattle (2-8), 83-77.


NHL: The Phoenix Coyotes (18-13-3) beat the Carolina Hurricanes (10-19-6) 4-3.

The Chicago Blackhawks (22-9-4) beat the Montreal Canadians (13-15-7), 5-1.

The Philadelphia Flyers (21-8-4) beat the Dallas Stars (19-13-1), 4-1.

The Colorado Avalanche (17-17-1) beat the St Louis Blues (19-10-4), 3-2.

The San Jose Sharks (18-10-3) beat the Tampa Bay Lightning (14-17-2), 7-2.

The Vancouver Canucks (21-11-2) beat the Detroit Red Wings (21-11-1), 4-2.


NBA: The Orlando Magic (1-1) beat the Miami Heat (1-1), 104-100.

The Boston Celtics (2-0) beat the Toronto Raptors (0-2), 81-73.

The Minnesota Timberwolves (2-0) beat the Milwaukee Bucks (0-2), 85-84.

The New York Knicks (2-0) beat the New Jersey Nets (0-2), 88-82.

The New Orleans Hornets (2-0) beat the Memphis Grizzlies (0-2), 95-80.

The Utah Jazz (1-1) beat the Portland Trail Blazers (1-1), 92-89.

The Los Angeles Clippers (2-0) beat the Los Angeles Lakers (0-2), 108-103.

And the San Antonio Spurs (1-1) beat the Houston Rockets (1-1), 97-95.








Nets, Humphries Agree To Deal

New Jersey Nets/NBA(NEWARK, N.J.) -- The New Jersey Nets and forward Kris Humphries have agreed to a new deal.  Humphries, a seven year NBA veteran who spent the past season-and-a-half with the Nets -- and just 72 days as the husband of Kim Kardashian -- had a career year last season, averaging 10 points and 10.4 rebounds per game.

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Yale Football Coach Resigns After Investigation

iStockPhot​o/Thinksto​ck(HARTFORD, Conn.) -- Yale head football coach Tom Williams has resigned, effective December 31, after the university investigated Williams for possibly lying about being a Rhodes Scholar candidate on his resume.  In a statement on the Yale Athletics web site, Williams admitted he did not apply for a Rhodes Scholarship while attending Stanford.

"On the Rhodes Scholarship issue, I was encouraged to apply by the Stanford Fellowship office, which identified me as, 'the kind of student who demonstrates the intellect, energy and commitment that the Rhodes selection committees seek in their applicants,'" Williams said.  "I considered the opportunity, sought advice and was encouraged to apply by faculty members and my coach Bill Walsh, but I did not apply."

Williams spent three seasons at Yale.  He was winless against Harvard, Yale's main rival.

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Chelsea Defender Terry Faces Criminal Charge

Darren Walsh/Chel​sea FC via Getty Images(LONDON) -- John Terry, defender for English Premier League soccer club Chelsea, is facing a criminal charge after allegedly racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand, who is black, during a match in October.

Terry, who is the former captain of the England national team, is due in court February 1.

Another Premier League player, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez, was suspended on Tuesday for eight matches for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra during a match in October.  Suarez is from Uruguay and Evra, who is also black, is French.

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NFL Adds Concussion-Specific Trainers

National Football League(NEW YORK) -- In wake of Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy not being checked for a concussion after Steelers linebacker James Harrison brought him down with an illegal helmet-to-facemask hit, the NFL announced Tuesday that effective this week, an independently certified athletics trainer will be assigned to monitor all suspected concussion-related injuries.

The trainers will serve as watchdogs, overseeing the treatment of any possible concussions and making sure that medical staffs on each sideline are following proper league protocol and testing for any head trauma, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

The independent trainers will be paid by the NFL and approved by the NFL Players Association, according to league spokesman Greg Aiello.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 12/20/11

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NHL: The New York Rangers (19-8-4) defeated the New Jersey Devils (18-14-1), 4-1.

The Pittsburgh Penguins (19-11-4) one upped the Chicago Blackhawks (21-9-4), 3-2.

The Phoenix Coyotes (17-13-3) tamed the Florida Panthers (18-10-6), 2-1.

The Washington Capitals (17-14-1) topped the Nashville Predators (17-12-4), 4-1.

The Ottawa Senators (16-14-4) crowned the Buffalo Sabres (16-14-3), 4-1.

The New York Islanders (11-14-6) got by the Winnipeg Jets (15-13-5) in a shootout, 3-2.

The Calgary Flames (15-15-4) edged the Minnesota Wild (20-10-5), 2-1.

Top 25 Men's College Basketball: (1) Syracuse (12-0) beat Bucknell (7-5), 80-61.

(2) Ohio State (10-1) bounced Lamar (8-3), 70-50.

(3) Kentucky (10-1) took care of Samford (3-7), 82-50.

(15) Pittsburgh (10-1) pounded St. Francis (3-7), 71-47.

NBA Pre-Season: The Chicago Bulls (2-0) trampled the Indiana Pacers (0-2), 93-85.

The Oklahoma City Thunder (2-0) zapped the Dallas Mavericks (0-2), 87-83.

The Detroit Pistons (1-1) were one point winners over the Cleveland Cavaliers (1-1), 90-89.

The Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers (2-0) vanquished the Washington Wizards (0-2), 101-94.

The Denver Nuggets (1-0) ran past the Phoenix Suns (0-1), 127-110.

The Sacramento Kings (1-1) downed the Golden State Warriors (1-1), 95-91.

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Kings Announce Hiring of Darryl Sutter

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Kings (15-14-4) have officially announced that Darryl Sutter will be the new head coach and will be at practice on Wednesday morning.  His first game will come on Thursday against the Anaheim Ducks.

He'll be replacing Terry Murray, who was fired on Dec. 12.  Interim coach John Stevens went 1-2-1 since taking over for Murray.

The Kings are currently in fourth place in the Pacific and are 10th in the Western Conference.

Sutter coached for 11 seasons in Chicago, San Jose, and Calgary.  The stops include 10 playoff appearances and a Stanley Cup final berth in 2004 as Flames head coach.

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