NFL: Week 12 action concludes this evening with two teams in need of a win on Monday Night Football. The Washington Redskins-who have lost three of their last four games take on the San Francisco 49ers who have lost their last two games.
College Basketball: Top 25 action has 7th ranked Syracuse meeting Minnesota at the Maui Invitational where 12th ranked Gonzaga also sees action against Dayton and 21st ranked Baylor meets Chaminade. 8th ranked Ohio State hosts Wyoming, 9th ranked Oklahoma State is at South Florida, 14th ranked Florida goes to Jacksonville, 16th ranked Wichita State meets DePaul.
The Courier Journal reports Louisville’s Kevin Ware will have to pay $268 in fines and court costs after reaching a plea deal in a Barren County court today. Ware was cited late last month for speeding and reckless driving after he was pulled over for going 95 miles an hour in a construction zone on I-65 in Barren County.
The Southeastern Conference has announced Kentucky’s James Young as the league’s Freshman of the Week. Young had 26 points in the Wildcats win over Texas-Arlington last week. Meanwhile, Tennessee’s Jordan McRae was named the league’s Player of the Week. McRae averaged 22.5 points in wins over The Citadel and Tennessee State last week.
Austin Peay center Chris Horton has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week by College Sports Madness. Horton averaged 13 points, nine rebounds and almost four blocks per game in four games for the Governors last week. Horton had a career best 23 points in Austin Peay’s game Saturday against Montana State.
College Football: Two Western Kentucky players have been honored by the Sun Belt Conference. Former Fort Campbell standout Antonio Andrews has been named the Offensive Player of the Week. Andrews had 226 all purpose yards, including 204 yards rushing and three touchdowns in WKU’s win at Texas State.
Junior defensive back Cam Thomas was named the Defensive Player of the Week. Thomas had two of the four interceptions WKU forced in the win at Texas State.
MLB: The Cleveland Indians have signed outfielder David Murphy to a two-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed, although reports last week indicated it to be worth $12 million. The deal includes a club option for 2016. Murphy heads to the Tribe after a seven-year stint with the Texas Rangers and owns a .275 average in 849 career games. The 32-year-old veteran has reached double digits in home runs in each of the last six seasons, though he is coming off a down year in which he hit a career-low .220 while compiling 13 homers and 45 RBI over 142 games.