Transy gives coach 200th win, beats Franklin 8th straight time
Transylvania beat host Franklin 72-58 Wednesday night, giving Transy Coach Brian Lane his 200th career victory. Lane is second all-time on the school's win list behind only his father Don, who had 509 wins.
The Pioneers got 21 points and eight rebounds from Ethan Spurlin and beat Franklin for an eighth straight time. Brandon Rush contributed 18 points and nine rebounds and Barrett Meyer had 15 points.
Transy, now 9-3 overall and 4-1 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, outshot the Grizzlies 51 percent to 34 percent and outrebounded them 34-26.
Gunner Erwin led Franklin with 21 points.
■ Jim Boeheim got his 903rd career victory, breaking a tie with Bob Knight for second all-time among Division I men's coaches, as No. 7 Syracuse rolled past Rutgers 78-53. Guard Brandon Tiche got 25 points for the Orangemen.
■ After being tied at halftime, No. 1 Duke opened the second half with a 16-2 run and went on to beat host Davidson 67-50. Ryan Kelly led the way with 18 points.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Late shot a winner for Tates Creek girls
■ Senior Dominique Etling-Turner hit a 5-foot shot with three seconds left to lift Tates Creek's girls past host Woodford County 57-55. Tates Creek senior Katie Pippen led all scorers with 22 points and Etling-Turner had 12 for the Commodores, now 5-9.
■ Justin Sanders scored 24 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Sayre boys to their second win of the season, a 65-43 rout of visiting Berea. The Spartans scored 30 points off 22 Berea turnovers. The winners hit 37 percent of their shots from the field, 54 percent from three-point range.
Son of Clippers' owner found dead
Scott Ashley Sterling, 32, the son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose at his Malibu home late Tuesday night, authorities said Wednesday.
Deputies dispatched to check on Sterling's welfare found his body. A friend of Scott Sterling said he hadn't been heard from for several days. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
The death appeared to be accidental, but an autopsy was planned to determine the exact cause of death.
In NBA games Wednesday night:
■ DeMarcus Cousins had 18 points, 16 rebounds and six assists to lead Sacramento past host Cleveland 97-94.
■ Carlos Boozer scored 32 points and pulled down 11 rebounds and the visiting Chicago Bulls held on to beat Orlando 96-94.
■ Paul George had 19 points and 14 rebounds to lead host Indiana past Washington 89-81.
Andruw Jones' wife files for divorce
The wife of former Atlanta Braves star Andruw Jones filed for divorce about a week after she accused him of grabbing her neck and saying he wanted to kill her, according to a court document.
Nicole Jones said their 10-year marriage is "irretrievably broken," according to the divorce complaint filed in a suburban Atlanta court Monday. The filing does not mention a Christmas morning fight that prompted Nicole Jones to call police and led to Andruw Jones' arrest on a battery charge.
■ The Tampa Bay Rays have announced American League Cy Young Award winner David Price has agreed to a one-year deal for a little more than $10 million and avoided arbitration. Price became the franchise's first 20-game winner in 2012, going 20-5 with an AL-best 2.56 ERA. He narrowly beat out Detroit's Justin Verlander for the honor that goes to the league's top pitcher. The hard-throwing left-hander out of Vanderbilt is 61-31 with a 3.16 ERA in five seasons with the Rays.
■ Former AL MVP Miguel Tejada says he has reached a deal with the Kansas City Royals and is ready to return to the majors. The 38-year-old infielder said he has a one-year contract for $1.1 million and $400,000 more in performance bonuses. The six-time All-Star last played in the big leagues in 2011 with San Francisco, hitting .239 with four home runs and 26 RBI in 91 games.
■ The Chicago Cubs confirmed a contract agreement with right-handed pitcher Edwin Jackson, and will reportedly pay him $52 million over four years. The Cubs will be the eighth team in 11 years for the 29-year-old Jackson, who also pitched for the White Sox. He is 70-71 lifetime with a 4.40 ERA. He was 10-11 with a 4.03 ERA for Washington last season.
Eagles sign ex-UK star Trevard Lindley
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed cornerback Trevard Lindley to a two-year contract.
Lindley, a former UK standout, is back with the Eagles for his third stint. He was selected in the fourth round of the 2010 draft and played in 11 games as a rookie. Lindley made the 53-man roster on final cut-down day in Aug. 2011, but was cut days later. The same thing happened a year later.
■ Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis announced that he will end his brilliant NFL career after the Ravens complete their 2013 playoff run. Lewis has been sidelined since Oct. 14 with a torn right triceps. The 13-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker intends to return Sunday to face the Indianapolis Colts in what will almost certainly be his final home game.
Hockey players make counteroffer
The NHL players' association delivered its latest counteroffer to the league Wednesday as the two sides try to resolve the lockout that has now reached 109 days. There have been four offers between the sides since the NHL restarted the negotiation process Thursday with a new contract proposal. How a player's pension will be funded has become a major point of contention.
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has said that the league told the union a deal needs to be in place by Jan. 11 so a 48-game season can begin eight days later. All games through Jan. 14 along with the All-Star game have been canceled, claiming more than 50 percent of the original schedule.
Wednesday night is the deadline for the players' association to declare a "disclaimer of interest," which would dissolve the union and make it a trade association. That would allow players to file antitrust lawsuits against the NHL.
■ Bernard Tomic upset top-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4 but Australia lost to Serbia 2-1 at the Hopman Cup tennis competition in Perth, Australia. Tomic put Djokovic under pressure right from the start, holding five break points in the opening game. Djokovic survived that threat and held a break point of his own to lead 5-3 but netted a backhand. Tomic broke serve in the next game with a crosscourt forehand winner and served out the set.
■ Dutch soccer great Johan Cruyff concluded his stint as the coach of Catalonia's regional soccer team by overseeing a 1-1 draw with Nigeria. The 65-year-old Cruyff is revered in the northeastern region of Spain for his years as both a player and coach for Barcelona. He became Catalonia's coach in 2009.
The last word
Pro golfer Carl Pettersson, who uses a long putter, says the proposed rule to ban the anchored stroke for long putters feels like a "witch hunt," and that golf's governing bodies were only reacting to three of the last five major champions using a belly putter.
"It seems silly to ban something that's been around for 40 years. It's unfortunate. I feel like I'm 16 years behind because I haven't putted with anything else for 16 years."