NHL, players finally agree...Thunder beat Raptors...Michigan, Syracuse win
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL and the players' association have agreed to the framework of a 10-year labor contract that will allow a delayed schedule to start later this month. The agreement must be ratified by the 30 team owners and approximately 740 players. The deal calls for a 50-50 split in revenue and a prorated $70.2 million salary cap this season before the cap drops to $64.3 million in 2013-14.
TORONTO (AP) — Russell Westbrook had a team-high 23 points and seven assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Raptors 104-92 in Toronto. Kevin Durant added 22 points and seven rebounds to help the Thunder improve to 26-7, putting them in a virtual tie with the Los Angeles Clippers for the Western Conference lead.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The second-ranked Michigan Wolverines are off to their first 15-0 start since winning their first 16 games of the 1985-86 season. Trey Burke had 19 points and a career-high 12 assists as the Wolverines blasted Iowa 95-67. Glenn Robinson III added 20 points and 10 rebounds for Michigan, which scored just 17 points over the first 13 minutes before pulling within one victory of the longest season-opening winning streak in program history.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Triche scored 20 points and seventh-ranked Syracuse shook off a slow start to beat South Florida 55-44. James Southerland scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half for the Orange, who are 14-1 following their fourth straight win.
CHICAGO (AP) — A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press the Chicago Bears are meeting with Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy in Denver to discuss their coaching vacancy. The Bears are in the market for a coach after they fired Lovie Smith following a 10-win season in which they missed the playoffs for the fifth time in six years. The Philadelphia Eagles also took their coaching search to Denver today to meet with McCoy.