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Bears Hire Trestman As Coach

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Chicago Bears have found their head coach. The Bears have hired the CFL's Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman to the same position.  Trestman will take over for Lovie Smith, who coached the team for nine seasons and was fired after a 10-6 season did not result in a playoff appearance for Chicago.   Trestman will be introduced at a Thursday morning press conference. The Chicago Tribune first had the story. The 57-year old Trestman is a noted offensive mind and has tutored numerous NFL quarterbacks, including current Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. He has ... Read more!

Logan Thomas Returning to Virginia Tech

George Gojkovich/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Virginia Tech will have their quarterback back next season: Logan Thomas will stay at the school to complete his senior season, he announced Tuesday. "I will be staying at Virginia Tech, returning for my senior year," Thomas said on ESPN's College Football Live. "I think I have a lot to work on. I think we can get better. Leaving a program 7-6, especially a program like Virginia Tech -- we have a legacy of winning a lot of games -- kind of left a bad taste in my mouth. I want to come back and ... Read more!

Nets Top Raptors for 7th Straight

Al Bello/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Brooklyn Nets keep rolling along with their interim coach at the helm. The Nets won their seventh straight game by defeating the Toronto Raptors 113-106 on Tuesday night at the Barclays Center. Joe Johnson scored 21 points, while Brook Lopez added 22 points and nine rebounds for the Nets, who extended their record to 9-1 under interim coach P.J. Carlesimo.  "We're just kind of feeding off each other, man. We're in a nice rhythm right now and hopefully we can keep it this way," Johnson said. "It's a lot of fun to watch and ... Read more!

Clippers Top Rockets Without Paul

National Basketball Association(HOUSTON) -- The Los Angeles Clippers were without point guard Chris Paul for the second straight game and for the second straight night, that didn't seem to bother them. Jamal Crawford had a season-high 30 points to lead the Clippers past the Houston Rockets 117-109 on Tuesday night. At one point, Crawford scored 12 consecutive points for the Clippers (30-9). "It's everybody honestly," he said. "I've got the easy job just scoring, but Grant, Blake, all those guys put me in a position to score ...I just have to make the shots, they're doing all the hard work." ... Read more!

Wisconsin Upsets No. 2 Indiana

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(BLOOMINGTON, Ind.) -- Wisconsin simply has Indiana's number.  The Badgers upset second-ranked Indiana 64-59 on Tuesday night for their eleventh straight victory over the Hoosiers.  Wisconsin took sole possession of first place in the Big Ten with the win, and have won seven in a row overall.  After trailing by one at halftime, the Badgers slowed down the tempo and held Indiana to 37 percent shooting for the contest. They also managed to shut down Hoosier forward Cody Zeller, who had 21 points but only three in the second half.  Ryan Evans had 13 points and seven rebounds ... Read more!

Scoreboard Roundup - 1/15/13

ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- NBA: The Los Angeles Clippers (30-9) clipped the Houston Rockets (21-18), 117-109.The Brooklyn Nets (23-15) defeated the Toronto Raptors (14-24), 113-106.The Indiana Pacers (24-15) tamed the Charlotte Bobcats (9-29), 103-76.The New Orleans Hornets (12-26) downed the Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers (16-23), 111-99.Top 25 Men's College Basketball: Wisconsin (13-4) topped (2) Indiana (15-2), 64-59. (12) Creighton (17-1) took care of Northern Iowa (9-9), 79-68.St. John’s (10-7) edged (20) Notre Dame (14-3), 67-63.Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio Read more!

T-Wolves Forward Kevin Love Undergoes Successful Surgery

Minnesota Timberwolves/NBA(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love underwent successful surgery on his broken right hand, the club announced on Tuesday. He is expected to miss 8-10 weeks.The 24-year-old Love was operated on by Dr. Michelle Carson at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.The two-time All-Star re-fractured his right hand earlier this month in a game against the Denver Nuggets. He initial injured his hand during a workout at his home back in mid-October.In 18 games this season, Love is averaging 18.3 points and 14.0 rebounds per game.Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio Read more!

Report: Soriano Agrees to Deal with Washington Nationals

Elsa/Getty Images(WASHINGTON)  -- Free agent reliever Rafael Soriano has agreed to a two-year contract with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday worth $28 million, according to ESPN. The deal also includes a third-year at $14 million, which kicks in if the right-hander is able to finish a combined 120 games over his two-year deal.The 33-year-old Soriano spent the previous two seasons with the New York Yankees. Filling in for injured closer Mariano Rivera last year, Soriano finished with 42 saves and a 2.26 ERA in 69 games.Soriano opted out of the final year of his three-year deal with the ... Read more!

Chargers Welcome Mike McCoy to San Diego

Justin Edmonds/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) -- The San Diego Chargers introduced former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy as their new head coach on Tuesday, taking over for the fired Norv Turner.The 40-year-old McCoy inherits a team that finished the 2012 season with a 7-9 record, missing out on the playoffs for a third consecutive year. “This is a great organization, great tradition, great history, and great family values that are here,” McCoy said.Before coming to Denver in 2009, McCoy spent the nine years with the Carolina Panthers, serving in various roles.Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio Read more!

76ers' Center Andrew Bynum Hopes to Play After All-Star Break

NBA via Philadelphia 76ers (PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia 76ers prized offseason addition, center Andrew Bynum, hasn't played a single minute for the team yet this season, but hopes to return after the All-Star break.Bynum, who's been battling knee problems all season, took part in shooting drills and other on-court activities on Monday to inch nearer to a return to the court. He's also started to add weightlifting to his workout routine. Bynum says he's knees are feeling better and better each day."They're the best I've had in a long time, so they look really, really good to me," ... Read more!


TORONTO -- For the third consecutive road trip, Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose traveled with his team in advance of their game against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said Tuesday that Rose still hasn't been cleared for full contact practices yet, but he seems to be getting closer to a return. Thibodeau said Rose is in about the same kind of shape that he's always been in as continues his rehab from a torn ACL in his left knee.
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