NEW YORK (AP) — NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In another busy day at baseball's winter meetings, Shane Victorino bolted for Boston, Marco Scutaro stayed with San Francisco, and the Miami Marlins shed more payroll in a late-night trade.
Boston kept spending freely, revving up its lineup with a $39 million contract for Victorino. Over in the National League, the well-armed Washington Nationals neared a $13 million deal with pitcher Dan Haren.
"It seems like this is a market flush with money," said Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, whose big-budget club has taken a conservative approach so far.
In the first two trades of the week, Colorado got effective reliever Wilton Lopez and a player to be named from Houston for young right-handers Alex White and Alex Gillingham, and Miami sent recently acquired shortstop Yunel Escobar to Tampa Bay.
Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets is still the prime trade target, with Boston in the mix for him, too.
Josh Hamilton remains the top free agent amid speculation the slugger will re-sign with Texas. Ace pitcher Zack Greinke also is available, with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Rangers very interested.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum says he's OK after former teammate Robin Yount accidentally shot him in the right ear and back with pellets during a recent quail hunt in Arizona.
Sveum brushed off the bloody mishap at the baseball winter meetings and said he didn't need stitches.
"You don't get hit very often," Sveum said. "It's not that big a deal."
Sveum and Yount played together in Milwaukee and are hunting partners. Sveum said he was about 50 yards ahead of the Hall of Famer went the accident occurred.
"The bird got up in front of him, and he lost track of where I was and pulled the trigger," Sveum said.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn turned to Gus Malzahn to restore a program that made an unprecedented fall two years after winning the national title with Cam Newton operating the then-assistant coach's high-powered offense to perfection.
Malzahn was the Tigers' offensive coordinator during their 2010 national championship run before heading to Arkansas State for his first college head coaching position. He received a five-year contract worth $2.3 million annually to try to get the team back on solid footing.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Bret Bielema is taking his brand of power football to Arkansas, leaving Wisconsin after seven seasons.
Arkansas released a statement saying Bielema agreed to a deal to take over the program that went into a tailspin after the firing of former coach Bobby Petrino.
A person familiar with the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the information hasn't been released publicly, says the deal is for six years and $3.2 million annually.
NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones won the William V. Campbell Trophy as the top scholar-athlete in college football.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Darrell Hazell was expected to leave Kent State to coach Purdue, according to reports.
Hazell, who in his second year led the Golden Flashes to an 11-2 record and their first bowl since 1972, had not told Kent State officials he was leaving as of late Tuesday night. However, a person close to Kent State's program said Hazell has scheduled a Wednesday morning meeting with his staff and players.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa fired athletic director Ross Parmley a week after he was named in a federal investigation into an alleged bookie in Oklahoma City.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College hired Steve Addazio away from Temple to be the Eagles' next coach.
The Connecticut native went 13-11 in two seasons with the Owls since taking over for Al Golden in Philadelphia.
CHICAGO (AP) — Brian Urlacher acknowledged he could miss the rest of the regular season because of a hamstring injury, meaning the linebacker might have played his last game with the Chicago Bears.
In an interview with FOX Chicago, Urlacher said doctors told him he could be out "two to four weeks, three, could be four." The Chicago Tribune, citing sources, reported earlier in the day that he was expected to miss three games and possibly the rest of the regular season because of a Grade 2 right hamstring strain.
Urlacher, who has an expiring contract, came up lame in coverage on the second-to-last snap of Sunday's overtime loss to Seattle. The eight-time Pro Bowl player said "100 percent, yes," he expects to be ready for the postseason, assuming they make it.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher told officers who found him sleeping in his car outside an apartment complex hours before he committed a murder-suicide that he was there to visit a woman he described as his "girlfriend," but that she wasn't home.
The apartment complex is about 10 miles from the Kansas City home Belcher shared with 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins, the mother of their 3-month-old daughter Zoey. Belcher shot Perkins at their home Saturday morning before driving to Arrowhead Stadium, where he committed suicide in the practice facility's parking lot, police said.
Police responded to a report about 2:50 a.m. Saturday of a man sleeping in his car outside an apartment building, police spokesman Darin Snapp said.
When police determined Belcher didn't have any outstanding warrants, Snapp said Belcher, 25, made a phone call and a short time later, a woman let Belcher into her building. Police did not question the woman, who may have come home while Belcher was sleeping, and don't know who she is, Snapp said.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots placed wide receiver Julian Edelman on injured reserve with a foot injury and signed Donte' Stallworth at that position.
Edelman was on crutches with a walking boot on his right foot after the Patriots' 23-16 win at the Miami Dolphins last Sunday. The team's announcement did not specify the nature of the injury.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins cornerback Cedric Griffin was suspended four games without pay for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing substances.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr collapsed during a speech in Madison, Wis., but conference organizers said he appeared to be OK.
The former Green Bay Packers quarterback and coach collapsed on stage after he finished speaking at the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority conference.
Authority spokesman Kevin Fischer says Starr then sat up and said he was fine. The 78-year-old Starr left the convention center with his wife, Cherry, got into a limo bound for the Dane County Regional Airport.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Grady Allen, the father of Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen and a former NFL linebacker, has died. He was 66.
The Raiders said that Grady Allen died overnight from cardiac arrest. Dennis Allen had left the Raiders on Sunday night to go to the Dallas area to be with his father, who was hospitalized last week.
NEW YORK (AP) — The best news on the 80th day of the NHL lockout was that hockey owners and players did most of their talking in front of each other instead of making public statements.
The dueling sides in hockey's labor fight met for nearly eight hours — over two long sessions — and those conversations lasted until midnight. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly stood side-by-side with union special counsel Steve Fehr at the end of the long and seemingly positive day, but didn't take questions from a large group of reporters who staked out the meetings at a Manhattan hotel.
The sides planned to meet Wednesday morning with the same group before the league's planned board of governors gathering, and could get back together after that is completed.
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian businesses near NHL arenas are taking a hit because of the lockout.
According to a leading credit and debit card processor, spending is down more than 11 percent from a year ago on game day.
The report by Moneris found that business is off nearly 35 percent for bars near arenas in Winnipeg, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. Moneris surveyed the game-day spending of about 750 of its customers in the hockey host cities.
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Rory McIlroy was voted PGA Tour player of the year after winning four times, including his second major championship.
The tour does not release how its players voted on the award. McIlroy won the Honda Classic, two FedEx Cup playoff events against some of the strongest fields and captured his second major when he won the PGA Championship by eight shots.
McIlroy also won the PGA Tour money title and the Vardon Trophy for the lowest scoring average.
John Huh was voted rookie of the year. He won an opposite-field event in Mexico and was the only rookie to reach the Tour Championship.
Paris Saint-Germain and Schalke wrapped up the top spots in their Champions League groups, and Cristiano Ronaldo scored his tournament-leading sixth goal to help Real Madrid beat Ajax 4-1.
A 17-minute snow delay during the Dinamo Zagreb-Dynamo Kiev match offered something unexpected on a night when all places in the last 16 were decided before kickoff.
Kaka also scored for Madrid, but Borussia Dortmund won the group earlier by beating winless Manchester City 1-0. Borussia Dortmund will be seeded in the Dec. 20 draw.
PSG beat pre-match leader FC Porto 2-1 to top Group A. Last-place Zagreb scored its first goal and first point of the campaign in a 1-1 draw with Kiev.
Arsenal lost 2-1 at Olympiakos, allowing Schalke to win Group B despite drawing 1-1 with Montpellier.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors announced they are charging three players, two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old, in the fatal attack on Richard Nieuwenhuizen after a youth match between local clubs — Buitenboys and Nieuw Sloten.
The players, whose identities have not been released, are to be charged with manslaughter, assault and public violence. They will be arraigned Thursday at a closed hearing.
Prosecutors have released no details of a possible motive, and Buitenboys club chairman Marcel Oost said the reason for the attack was not certain.
The Royal Netherlands Football Association on said it was canceling all amateur soccer games this weekend. Professional matches will proceed, but players and officials will wear black armbands and observe a minute's silence before kickoff.