Wednesday's Sports in Brief

The Associated Press Published:

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Four members of TCU's football team were among 17 students at the school arrested as part of a six-month drug sting.

Arrest warrants painted a startling picture of the Horned Frogs, with a handful of players who allegedly arranged marijuana sales after class or around practice and who told police that most of the team had failed a surprise drug test just two weeks ago.

According to police, linebacker Tanner Brock, the leading tackler two seasons ago; defensive tackle D.J. Yendrey; cornerback Devin Johnson; and offensive lineman Ty Hornsold sold undercover officers marijuana during the season and as recently as last week.

"There are days people want to be a head football coach, but today is not one of those days," coach Gary Patterson said in a prepared statement. "As I heard the news this morning, I was first shocked, then hurt and now I'm mad."


SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Doctors who operated on Tony Gwynn said it appears the Hall of Fame outfielder's cancer has not spread.

However, they said it could take up to 18 months for him to regain movement in the right side of his face.

The UC San Diego Health System said that surgeons removed a facial nerve because it was intertwined with the tumor inside his right cheek. They grafted a nerve from Gwynn's neck to make sure he will eventually regain facial movement.


Josh Hamilton is undergoing counseling individually and with his wife in the aftermath of his alcohol relapse, and the Texas Rangers slugger said he is "doing things right a day at a time."

In an exclusive interview with Pastor James Robinson on Glenn Beck's live streaming video network, Hamilton said he knows his addiction is a serious issue.

The interview came just more than two weeks after Hamilton had several drinks during dinner in Dallas on Jan. 30 and continued drinking later that night. It was the second known relapse with alcohol in the past three years for the recovering drug addict.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Reigning AL manager of the year Joe Maddon agreed to a three-year contract extension that could keep him in Tampa Bay's dugout through 2015.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Peyton Manning reportedly had three surgeries last year, not two, as the Colts originally said, according to a new report., citing anonymous league sources, reported that Manning had a previously unknown procedure between his May surgery and the September surgery that ended his season.

The report says the same doctor who performed the fusion in California did not perform either of the previous two surgeries.

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- "Monday Night Football" is switching to a two-man booth.

Analyst Ron Jaworski has signed a five-year contract extension to appear on other programming on ESPN and will no longer join play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico and color commentator Jon Gruden on Monday nights, the network said.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who signed him after injuries decimated their roster midway through last season.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Attorneys for the NFL Players Association are arguing a lawsuit by a group of retirees alleging unfairly reduced benefit payments is "fatally flawed" because the complaint lacks legal backing.

U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson heard the NFLPA's motion to dismiss the lawsuit, but didn't rule on it.


Tim Tebow is working on his throwing motion and mechanics with an old friend, new UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone, in Los Angeles.

Mazzone told ESPN he's been working with Tebow twice a day since last weekend and keeping in contact with Denver Broncos quarterbacks coach Adam Gase.


LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Human Rights Watch called on the International Olympic Committee to require that Saudi Arabia's participation in Olympic sporting events, including the upcoming London Games, be contingent upon the Arab country allowing girls and women to play competitive sports.

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. (AP) -- Tyrieshia Douglas avoided elimination from the first U.S. Olympic women's boxing team trials, stopping Taversha Norwood in the fourth round of their flyweight bout.

Lightweight Mikaela Mayer also recorded a fourth-round stoppage, dominating Asia Stevenson in the semifinals of the challengers' bracket of the double-elimination tournament.

Just 12 fighters remain with a chance to earn three spots on the U.S. team and the chance to qualify for the debut of women's boxing at the London Olympics.


WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House spokesman Jay Carney says President Barack Obama is among the basketball fans tracking the exploits of Jeremy Lin, the point guard from Harvard who has come out of nowhere to lead the New York Knicks on a winning streak.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Gym Class Heroes and J. Cole will headline the first NBA All-Star pregame concert.

Pentatonix and Kayla Brianna also will perform before tipoff on Feb. 26 at the Amway Center, home of the Orlando Magic.


STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun will miss at least two more games while he receives treatment for his ailing back, the school said.

Calhoun has sat out four games because of spinal stenosis, including Wednesday's 80-54 win over DePaul. He also will miss Saturday's game against Marquette and Monday's game against Villanova.


Landon Donovan has been picked as Everton's player of the month for January for the second time in three years.

The American midfielder, on his second short-term loan to the Toffees from the Los Angeles Galaxy, assisted on five of Everton's eight goals in January. He added another assist last weekend.


DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Caroline Wozniacki failed to convert three match points and lost to Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3) in her opening match at the Qatar Open.

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) -- Top-seeded Roger Federer beat Nicolas Mahut 6-4, 6-4 in the first round to sail straight into the quarterfinals of the ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament.

Federer's second-round opponent, Mikhail Youzhny, withdrew with a foot injury, giving the Swiss star a place in the last eight against Jarkko Nieminen, who overcame Lukasz Kubot 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (2).

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Andy Roddick overcame a right ankle injury and a troublesome right hamstring, rallying past Ukrainian-born American Denis Kudla 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the second round of the SAP Open.

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Seeded players Jelena Dokic of Australia, Romina Oprandi of Switzerland and Loudres Dominguez Lino of Spain were eliminated from the Copa BBVA Colsanitas.

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Sixth-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain lost to Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 7-6 (6), 6-2 in the first round of the Brazil Open.