Jags hire new coach...No bronze for Lance...Fighting Irish linebacker duped
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After finishing 30th in the 32-team NFL in total defense, the Jacksonville Jaguars have hired Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley as head coach. The Seahawks defense showed steady improvement each of the last three seasons with Bradley pulling the strings, finishing in the top 10 in points and yards the last two seasons.
LONDON (AP) — Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong is losing the bronze medal he won at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. The International Olympic Committee took action after being notified by cycling's governing body that Armstrong had not appealed the decision to strip him of his seven Tour de France titles and all results since 1998 because of doping.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — In a shocking announcement Wednesday night, Notre Dame said all-American linebacker Montei Te'o (MAHN'-ty TAY'-oh) was duped into an online relationship with a woman whose "death" from leukemia was faked by perpetrators of an elaborate hoax. The goal of the scam isn't clear, though the school says it used an investigative firm to dig into the details after Te'o disclosed them three weeks ago.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James scored 25 points, dished out 10 assists and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Miami Heat past the Golden State Warriors 92-75. Along the way, James became the youngest player in NBA history to score 20,000 points.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer and Andy Murray moved into the third round of the Australian Open with straight-set wins today in Melbourne. Serena Williams and defending champion Victoria Azarenka (ah-zah-REN'-kuh) were among the second-round winners in the women's draw.